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COMPETITION 2017

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Conditions & Repertoire

For almost two decades the Kendall National Violin Competition has forged a major opportunity for artistic developmental for young violinists in Australia.  Past finalists and winners of the Competition have embarked on impressive international careers and the Competition is proud to have encouraged these talented artists on their way.

In 2017 the Competition invites young violinists in Australia to compete for the prize of a concert violin made by the master luthier Michal Prokop from Australian timbers.  Michal received his training in the Czech Republic and in the United Kingdom before settling in Australia recently.  He continues the tradition of excellence created by Graham Caldersmith since the foundation of the competition.

Goetz Richter In addition to the main prize, the Competition offers a number of cash prizes generously sponsored by the Family of the late Dr Peter Lee, Kendall Services and Citizens Club, Pentimento North Haven, Ms Keri Levy and Ms Gillian Appleton.  The subsequent recital in Kendall, one of a number of performance engagements in regional NSW, is sponsored by the Camden Haven Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Tourism.  A special prize "In Memoriam of Richard Pollett" recognises excellence in the performance of the Sonata section.

The Kendall National Violin Competition is looking forward to welcoming Australia’s most promising young violinists to Kendall in 2017.

Goetz Richter, Artistic Director

 

Conditions & Repertoire
Eligibility

Young violinists who are citizens or residents of Australia (maximum age 23 years at January 1st 2017).

Registration

Competitors should apply to compete by 9 June 2017. Their 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 and an application fee of $50.  The recording should be in mp3 or other audio-file format (eg. wav. files). Minidisks, DAT or other media are not accepted. Please note that the Competition will not return the CD 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 6th of August 2017 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 2017. (Please note altered date)

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. A commissioned compulsory work (Watermark Composition Prize 2017)

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.

Jeannell CarriganThe Final will be a public performance held in Kendall NSW on Saturday 16th of September 2017. 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 will engage professional accompanist, Jeanell Carrigan, for this round.

The winner of the Competition should be available to perform in a celebratory concert which will be held on Sunday 17th of September 2017 in Kendall.

NEWS AND EVENTS

KEY DATES FOR 2018

22 – 26 February
Strings Workshops

March/April
Winner’s Recitals

20 May
PhiloMusica

12 June
Closing Round 1

22 July
PhiloMusica

5 August
Semi-finals

15 September
Finals

16 September
Celebration Concert

17 September
Schools Concerts

28 October
PhiloMusica

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

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