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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.


In 2020 the competition has embarked on an ambitious project to feature young violinists in two categories of competition. The competition is now open and applications close on May 31 2020. 


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. 

Watermark Composition Prize 2020

Now Open

The Kendall National Violin Competition invites outstanding young Australian Composers (max age 25 years on January 1 2020) to compete for its Watermark Composition Prize.

Entries must reach the competition by

May 31 2020.

Full details here

Kendall National Violin Competition 2020

Now Open

The Kendall National Violin Competition invites young Australian Violinists (max age 25 years on January 1 2020) to compete for 2020.

.Competitors should apply to compete by

May 31 2020

Full details here

Support The KNVC


March 20-22

Kendall String Project

Generously supported by the Kendall Community Op Shop






Play alongside young, talented musicians from the Sydney Conservatorium and benefit from workshops run by Goetz Richter (violin/ strings), Giuseppe Zangari (Guitar) and Angela Shin (cello)

To register for workshops, please email kendallstrings@pentimento-northhaven.com by February 19 indicating which workshops you wish to attend. Registration payment at the door in cash or by bank transfer to Kendall National Violin Competition (Bank Details, Kendall Competition Gift Fund BSB 633 108 Account Number 1383 19678 - please include your name as reference).

Workshop Registration $10/ session or half day
Concert Admission (Spectacular Strings)

$ 20/ Children $10

Concert Bookings

Mavis Barnes (KNVC) Ph. (02) 6559 4339

31 May                    

Watermark Composition Prize closing

31 May

KNVC Round 1 closing

2 August

KNVC Semi-finals (Sydney Conservatorium of Music)

12 September

KNVC Finals, Kendall

13 September

Celebration Concert

14 September

Schools Concerts (generously supported by Kendall Community Op Shop)


PhiloMusica @ Kendall School of Arts

1pm Pre-Concert Talk: Philosophical Reflections; 2pm Concert


24 May
PhiloMusica 1 - Doppelgänger

We welcome back KNVC Winner 2018 Dindin Wang and her sister Dandan

12 July

PhiloMusica  2 - Happy Birthday Mr. Hegel

25 October

PhiloMusica 3 - Happy Birthday Mr Beethoven

6 December

PhiloMusica 4 - Christmas Spirit with Corelli


Admission $ 30 (admission to pre-concert talk is free with ticket)

To join e-mail list send a request to info@pentimento-northhaven.com

Further information: www.pentimento-northhaven.com 

or phone Mavis Barnes 02-6559 4339, PO Box 86, Kendall NSW 2439 

Profits from the PhiloMusica Series benefit the Kendall National Violin Competition Inc.