Kendall National Violin Competition 2018

The Kendall National Violin Competition announces the 2018 winner

Dindin Wang the 2018 KNVC Winner - 12 yrs old

The youngest competitor in the history of the KNVC was the successful first prize winner:

12 year old Dindin Wang won the 2018 Competition and received a beautiful violin, made from Australian tonewoods by Luthier, Michal Prokop;
$1,000 - a winner’s award from the family of the late Dr Peter Lee and the Joan Levy Memorial Award of $4,000.

Johnny van Gend won the Audience Choice award of $500 ,sponsored by Pentimento – North Haven, the Best Performance of Bach, $500 sponsored by Gillian Appleton and the Award for Excellence in Performance of the Sonata, $600, in Memorium of Richard Pollett , donated by an anonymous sponsor.

Gemma Lee won the best Performance of an Australian Work - $500, sponsored by the Kendall Services & Citizens Club.

The adjudicators – Charles Stegeman (USA), Patricia Pollett (QLD), Ole Bohn and Carl Pini (NSW) remarked on the very high standard of all four competitors.

The Community hall at the Kendall School of Arts was suitably decorated to celebrate the 20th birthday of the KNVC with the theme of 20 years, 20 violins and 20 winners. There was even a birthday cake adorned with edible violins!

It was also adjudicator Ole Bohn’s birthday and so two renditions of “happy birthday” were robustly sung by the audience celebrating KNVC’s 20th year.

Goetz Richter and Jeanell Carrigan received accolades and gifts in appreciation of their amazing contributions to the Competition and especially to Kendall.

Carl Pini was acknowledged for his contribution as an adjudicator and supporter for the past 11 years.

KNVC’s Patron, Donald Hazelwood and his wife Helen, were as enthusiastic and appreciative as ever about the high performance of the four competitors.

KNVC is grateful to the Forestry Corporation of NSW for their sponsorship since the inception of the Competition.

The audience were spellbound by a wonderful day of music and returned on Sunday for the Celebration Concert to hear Dindin Wang play again and also Goetz Richter, Jeanell Carrigan and Friends perform works by Mendelssohn. Patricia Pollett, a KNVC adjudicator, also joined the musicians. Dindin Wang, the string orchestra and pianist Jeanell Carrigan all received rapturous applause.
It was a wonderful weekend of music and celebrations for the Competition's 20th birthday.

Children at the Kendall Community Pre School, the Kendall and Herons Creek Public schools will also be treated to an interactive music experience with Goetz Richter, Jeanell Carrigan and the string musicians which has been generously sponsored by the Kendall Community Op Shop.
The Camden Haven Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Tourism are proud sponsors of the KNVC.

The sound of music will reverberate through Kendall for sometime.

The next PhiloMusica concert will be held on 4th November at the Kendall School of Arts