Kendall National Violin Competition 2022
Entries now open
Download the Entry Form here
Important Competition Dates

Saturday December 10 2022

Semi-finals, Sydney Conservatorium of Music

March 4-5 2023

Finals, Kendall School of Arts

Kendall National Violin Competition Story

The Kendall National Violin Competition celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2018 and has established itself as one of Australia’s foremost performance opportunities for young violinists. Past finalists and winners of the Kendall National Violin Competition have embarked on impressive careers and the Competition is proud to have encouraged these talented artists on their way.


The Kendall National Violin Competition is supported by many generous supporters of the Hastings, Camden Haven and Mid North Coast communities and is administered by an honorary management committee based in Kendall.


Please support the competition with your donation. The Kendall National Violin Competition is a registered charity and donations are tax deductible. 

The Caldersmith Papers

Writings on Guitar and Violin Acoustics

Graham Caldersmith was one of the world’s leading researchers into stringed musical instrument acoustics. He combined this understanding with great practical skill, constructing the very finest classical guitars and instruments of the violin family. 

The Caldersmith Papers brings together a lifetime of research into the way guitars and violins work and make musical sounds. The book brings together 33 articles written between the late 1970s and early 2000s that were originally published in American Lutherie, the Catgut Acoustical Society Newsletter, the Journal of Guitar Acoustics, Acoustics Australia, The Strad and other journals.

Caldersmith's research was highly thought of worldwide and he was able to explain complex ideas on musical instrument acoustics in a way accessible to the non-technically trained, while at the same time publishing peer-reviewed papers in major acoustics journals in Australia, the United States and Europe. This was in addition to building more than 200 guitars, 116 violins, 60 violas and 38 cellos, pioneering the use of Australian timbers in many of them.

An introductory chapter, with the Table of Contents and a biography of Graham is available at McDonald Strings MusicBook Press

RP is A$35 for the print version, plus $15 postage, 


Kendall National Violin Competition Semi-Finals

Saturday December 10

Sydney Conservatorium of Music

9.30 am - 1 pm Semifinalists of Category A

Hannah Kim (Sydney)

Beverly Kwan (Perth)

Vienna Li (Sydney)

Jessica Ma (Sydney)

Ein Na (Brisbane)

Sophie Pan (Sydney)

2.15 pm - 6 pm Semifinalists of Category B

David Carreon (Sydney)

Beatrice Colombis (Sydney)

Benjamin Lam (Sydney)

Rain Liu (Sydney)

Jimmy Park (Canberra)

Andrew Wang (Sydney)

Theonie Wang (Brisbane)

6.15 pm Announcement of Finalists

Tickets half day $ 30
Tickets whole day $ 50


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