Kendall National Violin Competition announces finalists

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The Kendall National Violin Competition has announced four finalists who have been invited to perform at the finals of the competition on September 15 2018 in Kendall on the mid-north coast of NSW following the semi-final round at the Sydney Conservatorium on August 5. The finalists are:

  • Sarah Chang (Sydney)
  • Johnny van Gend (Melbourne)
  • Gemma Lee (Sydney)
  • Dindin Wang (Melbourne)

The Kendall National Violin Competition is celebrating its 20th year in 2018. Previous winners have included some of Australia’s most gifted and successful violinists including the international soloist Ray Chen.

Goetz Richter, Artistic Director of the Kendall National Violin Competition highlighted the diversity in this year’s competition: “Today’s semi-final was another tribute to the talent Australia has to offer and the serious passion with which musicians, teachers and supporters embrace opportunities.

The Kendall National Violin Competition has inspired so many diverse and individual musicians over two decades. The finals of the competition in Kendall on September 15 will be a thrilling event and a real climax for this unique event.”

The 20th final of the Kendall National Violin Competition on September will feature each of the four violinists in recital. Their recital program will also include an Australian work written especially for the competition. The main prize of the competition is a concert violin made by master luthier Michal Prokop from Australian timbers. Additional prizes include the Joan Levy Memorial award as well as a number of significant cash prizes.

Further details about the Kendall National Violin Competition can be found on the competition website (www.kendallviolin.org.au ). Ticket bookings for the finals of the competition can be made by contacting Mavis Barnes (Mavis Barnes 02-6559 4339, PO Box 86, Kendall NSW 2439, mavis.barnes@bigpond.com).

A reminder  that the KNVC Benefit concert will be held next Sunday 12th August at 2.30pm at the Kendall School of Arts – check the KNVC website for details.