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April President's Report
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2014 Competition
Details are now available.
Closing date 2nd June 2014
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Semi-Finals
Sunday 3rd August
Sydney Conservatorium

Finals
Saturday 13th September
Kendall School of Arts

Celebration Concert
Sunday 14th September
Kendall School or Arts

Past Winner Updates
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Kendall National Violin Competition Information
Assoc Professor Goetz Richter
Sydney Conservatorium
Building C41
Sydney University NSW 2006

President
Douglas Head
douglas@astfloors.com.au

Secretary
Mavis Barnes
Ph 02 6559 4339

Competitor Coordinator
Fran Bec
Ph 02 6582 0868

Kendall School of Arts
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YOUNG TALENT INVITED TO ENTER NATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION

One of the most important competitions for young musicians in the Asia Pacific, the Kendall National Violin Competition, which is sponsored by Forestry Corporation of NSW and offers the unique prize of a violin hand-crafted from Australian grown timber, has announced its 2014 competition and is now calling for entries.Read more...


WATERMARK LITERARY SOCIETY SPONSORS A NEW AUSTRALIAN WORK FOR 2015

Lyndal Coote, representing the Watermark Literary Society, has presented Violin Competition president Douglas Head with a cheque for $2,500.  These funds will be used to commission a new work from a young Australian composer which will form part of the repertoire for the 2015 Kendall National Violin Competition. Knowledge of the Society’s charter will inform the work and the inclusion of the word Watermark in the title will acknowledge the source of the funds.

Lyndal Coote and KNVC President Douglas Head
Lyndal Coote and Douglas Head


THE KENDALL NATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION

One of the most exciting events on the Australian music calendar is the annual Kendall National Violin Competition.

The Competition’s history dates from 1999 when renowned Australian luthier Graham Caldersmith made the generous offer to donate a concert violin each year as a prize. Young violinists (maximum age 23 on 1 January) who are citizens or residents of Australia are invited to compete for this fine instrument which is made from Australian timbers.

Kendall, on the mid-north coast of New South Wales, has a history of timber milling as well as many areas of scenic forest preserves and nature reserves. The village is named for Australian poet, Henry Kendall, who was also the first NSW Inspector of Forests. In recognition of this most appropriate use of Australian timber. Forestry Corporation of NSW, a division of the Department of Primary Industry, has sponsored the Competition since its inception.

Many of the approximately 150 young violinists who have competed to date, particularly past winners and finalists, have gone on to major achievements in Australia and overseas.

The Competition is administered by a small committee of volunteers under the Artistic Directorship of Violinist Goetz Richter, Associate Professor of Violin at the Conservatorium of Sydney.

Since 2004, semifinals have been held as public performances in Sydney. The final is always held in Kendall, the home of the Competition.

Graham Caldersmith carving a violin scroll
Luthier Graham Caldersmith carving a scroll

Goetz Richter
Goetz Richter

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