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COMPETITION 2017

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Conditions & Repertoire

Competition 2018 - 20 Years Kendall National Violin Competition
This year is a milestone year for the Kendall National Violin Competition: For two decades our annual event has provided young, talented Australian violinists with a major opportunity for their artistic development. The honorary committee and I are immensely proud to have been part of the artistic growth of wonderful young musicians and privileged to see them progress towards impressive international careers over the years.

Goetz RichterWe are grateful to our many, faithful supporters and sponsors who have been part of this journey and who have been essential in providing this opportunity for such a long time. While the focus of the competition is on young musicians, it is the connection between their vision, the work of violin makers and the enthusiasm of the audience in Kendall and on the Mid North Coast that gives the competition its unique appeal and identity.

The main prize for 2018 will again be a violin commissioned from Michal Prokop, Michal received his training in the Czech Republic and in the United Kingdom before settling in Australia.  He continues the tradition of excellence created by Graham Caldersmith, one of the founders of the competition.

We invite you to be part of this exciting and inspiring year of celebration.
Goetz Richter, President & Artistic Director

Conditions & Repertoire

Eligibility
Young violinists who are citizens or residents of Australia (maximum age 23 years at January 1st 2018).

Registration
Competitors should apply to compete by 18 June 2018. The application forms must be accompanied by a copy of their birth certificate or passport and a recording of their performance of the first round repertoire on CD or USB and an application fee of $50.  The recording should be in mp3 or other audio-file format (eg. wav. files). Please note that the Competition will not return the recording to the competitor.

Round 1

Repertoire
a. Two contrasting movements from a Bach Solo-Sonata or Partita
b. A short 19th or 20th century complete virtuosic work. Concerto movements are not permissible.
c. One movement from a major Sonata for Violin and Piano

Semi-final

Repertoire
Competitors should prepare a recital program not exceeding 25 minutes including:
a. A movement from a Bach Solo-Sonata or Partita
b. A short 19th or 20th century complete virtuosic work. Concerto movements are not permissible.
c. A movement from a major Sonata for Violin and Piano

The semi-final will be held in Sydney on Sunday 5th of August 2018 as a public performance at the Conservatorium of Music. A maximum of eight competitors will be invited to participate in this semi-final.  Competitors must appear in person. The judges reserve the right to invite an additional player on a reserve list to the semi-final.  Candidates will be advised about their participation in the semi-final by the 28th of June 2018.(July 6)

Final
Repertoire
Competitors should prepare a recital program including:
a. Two contrasting movements from a Bach Solo-Sonata or Partita
b. A major Sonata for Violin and Piano
c. A short 19th or 20th century virtuosic work. Concerto movements are not permissible
d. One of the following Watermark Compositions
Jonathon Mui, Rhapsody No 2 or
Emma Greenhill, Paper Boats

The judges will invite a maximum of four competitors to participate in the Final. The jury reserves the right to invite one further candidate on a reserve list.

Jeanell CarriganThe Final will be a public performance held in Kendall NSW on Saturday 15th of September 2018. Competitors will be reimbursed for travel expenses from their place of residence to Kendall (return) or alternatively travel will be arranged for them; accommodation in Kendall will be arranged.

The Competition engages a pianist, Associate Professor Jeanell Carrigan, for this round.

The winner of the Competition should be available to perform in a celebration concert on Sunday 16th of September 2018 in Kendall.

NEWS AND EVENTS

KEY DATES FOR 2018

15 September
KNVC Finals


Kendall School of Arts
Read about the semis here

Finalists
Sarah Chang
Dindin Wang  
Johnny van Gend
Gemma Lee

Judges for the finals in Kendall
Ole Bohn
Patricia Pollett
Charles Stegemann

Tickets $40 full day, $20 half day
(students $20/$10)
Phone Mavis Barnes 02-6559 4339,
PO Box 86 Kendall NSW 2439

16 September
KNVC Celebration Concert
Kendall School of Arts
Tickets $40, students $15
Phone Mavis Barnes 02-6559 4339,
PO Box 86 Kendall NSW 2439

17 September
Schools Concerts

28 October
PhiloMusica

Profits from the Kendall PhiloMusica project support the Kendall National Violin Competition.

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