Kendall PhiloMusica, March 3 2024
2pm Kendall School of Arts
Victoria Wong, violin (Finalist and Winner, Bach Prize 2011)
Marcel Mok, piano
These exciting young concert artists will perform a program of romantic masterpieces by Schubert, Clara Schumann, Franck and Tchaikovsky.
Born and raised in Sydney and now praised in Germany for her "technically flawless playing“ and her "refined playful sensuousness“ Victoria Wong is one of the finest Australian musicians of her generation. She has been a winner and prize-winner of numerous international competitions and has performed as soloist in important European Concert halls. In 2011 she was one of the youngest finalists of the Kendall Violin Competition. She has been guest concertmaster with orchestras such as the Berliner Symphoniker, Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Sinfonisches Kammerorchester Berlin and performs regularly with the Berlin Philharmonic. Since 2023, Victoria is currently assistant teacher to Nora Chastain at the University of the Arts Berlin.
Pianist Marcel Mok has established himself as one of the most promising young pianists in Germany. His multi-cultural heritage has brought him to study under Klaus Hellwig in Berlin with highest honours and with Roberto Plano, Bruno Canino and Hortense Cartier-Bresson in Milan and Paris. Marcel is also the winner of numerous competitions and has performed with important orchestras as soloist and at renowned festivals.
The performance on March 3 at 2 pm at the Kendall School of Arts will be preceded by a pre-concert talk at 1 pm when Goetz Richter, founder and artistic director of the Kendall National Violin Competition speaks about “Music and Nostalgia”.
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.
KNVC 2024 DATES
PhiloMusica Concerts 2024
April 28 - PhiloMusica
June 23 - PhiloMusica
Aug 4 - PhiloMusica
Oct 20 - PhiloMusica
Dec 15 - Christmas Concert
Dates 23rd Kendall National Violin Competition
March 1 - 23rd Kendall National Violin Competition opens - website details released
May 1 - Watermark Composition Prize opens
Sept 1 KNVC Competition Entries close
Nov 1 - Watermark Composition close
Dec 7 - KNVC Semi Finals at Sydney Conservatorium of Music; Watermark Composition Prize announced
March 1/2 2025 - 23rd KNVC Finals at Kendall