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Closing date 2nd June 2014
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Saturday 13th September
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Sydney University NSW 2006
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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 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.
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
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.
Luthier Graham Caldersmith carving a scroll
New Patron - Donald Hazelwood