"Commissioning a violin from Michal Prokop is a realisation of the Kendall National Violin Competition's vision to promote young, accomplished and dedicated Australian makers as well as our rising stars and virtuosi. I sincerely welcome this young colleague to share the inspiring experience of this competition and the challenge of making violins of excellence. While violin making is necessarily a solitary work, the collaboration of makers who are passionate about skill and knowledge is essential to building a national tradition of instrument making in Australia. The Kendall National Violin Competition is just the kind of enterprise to promote this aspiration"
$500 Special Award (The family of the late Dr Peter Lee) - to the winner
The Joan Levy Memorial Award - $4,000 - to the winner
Joan Levy Memorial Award to the value of $ 4000 to support artistic development and projects advancing study and artistic performance. This award is donated by the family to honour Joan Levy’s enthusiasm and support of the Kendall National Violin Competition.
Audience Choice Award – $500 (Pentimento North Haven)
Best performance of an Australian work - $500 (Kendall Services & Citizens Club)
Best performance of Bach - $500 (Gillian Appleton)
Excellence in performance of the Sonata - $600 (Anonymous)
“In Memoriam Richard Pollett”
22 – 26 February
Closing Round 1
Profits from the Kendall PhiloMusica project support the Kendall National Violin Competition.