Patrons of the Kendall National Violin Competition
The Right Honourable Yehudi The Lord Menuhin OM KBE (perpetual patron)
Hazel Hawke AO (perpetual patron)
Mary Valentine AO
Donald Hazelwood AO OBE
Honorary Committee of the Kendall National Violin Competition 2020
Artistic Director/ President: Dr. Goetz Richter AM (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Vice President: Ensi Payne
Treasurer/ Public Officer: Amanda Potts
Secretary: Mavis Barnes OAM (email@example.com)
Competitor Liasion: Fran Bec
Website: Lyndal Coote
Life Members of the Kendall National Violin Competition 2023
A/Prof. Dr. Jeanell Carrigan AM
Prof. Ole Bohn
Keri Levy OAM
Elaine van Kempen
Graham Caldersmith OAM
Carl Anthony Pini
Nicola Dawson Photographer
Artistic Director/President Dr. Goetz Richter AM
Goetz Richter is a violinist and philosopher at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Goetz has appeared as a violin soloist, recitalist and chamber musician in Australia, Asia and Europe and has been a leader and guest leader of a number of Australian Orchestras Symphony Orchestras for two decades before being appointed as Associate Professor at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2002. He has collaborated with many outstanding Australian and international artists.
Goetz is artistic director of the Kendall National Violin Competition and President of the Sydney Schubert Society and has presented masterclasses and lectures throughout Australia and New Zealand, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Fuzhou and Wuhan where he was appointed visiting professor in 2013.
Born in Hamburg, Germany, Goetz Richter studied violin performance in Munich and Berne before settling in Australia in 1985. He completed his PhD in philosophy in 2007 at the University of Sydney and has published in philosophy especially on Nietzsche and Plato and in the philosophy of music, musical performance, music education and violin pedagogy. In 2019 he was appointed an honorary Member of the Order of Australia.