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News Monday, 22 September 2014

Czech violinist Jan Mráček wins International Fritz Kreisler Competition

The 23-year-old artist receives €15,000 and performances with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Jan Mráček from the Czech Republic has been named the winner of the 8th International Fritz Kreisler Competition. The 23-year-old violinist, who performed Brahms’s Concerto in the final...

News Monday, 22 September 2014

International Violin Competition of Indianapolis names special prize winners

The competition, held every four years, was won by South Korean violinist Jinjoo Cho

Following Saturday’s announcement of the main prize winners at the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis – with the Gold Medal going to South Korean artist Jinjoo Cho – ...

News Sunday, 21 September 2014

Violin, viola, cello and bow makers honoured at 2014 VSA competition

Nine gold medals were awarded at this year's Violin Society of America international makers' competition, held in Indianapolis, Indiana, from 15-21 September. Jeff Phillips received a gold medal in ...

News Sunday, 21 September 2014

Jinjoo Cho wins first prize at the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis

South Korean violinist Jinjoo Cho has won the first prize at the 2014 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis (IVCI). The 26-year-old will receive a $30,000 cash prize, a gold medal and career...

News Friday, 19 September 2014

Stefan Tarara wins George Enescu International Competition Violin category

The multi-prize-winning German violinist receives €15,000

German violinist Stefan Tarara won the Violin section of the George Enescu International Competition in Bucharest, Romania yesterday. The 28-year-old, who performed Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto...

News Thursday, 18 September 2014

Fears expressed for future of BBC Scottish Symphony should independence triumph

Leading classical music names warn of possible cultural ‘disaster’ in an independent Scotland

Today Scotland goes to the polls in an historic vote on whether to part ways with the United Kingdom. In the past week, however, leading figures in the Scottish classical music world have warned of ...

News Wednesday, 17 September 2014

International Violin Competition of Indianapolis announces all-female final

Five Korean artists and one American will perform two concertos each over the coming days

The six finalists of the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis 2014 have been announced. The all-female final is due to take place from today and to conclude on Saturday 20 September, featuring...

News Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Violinist Hilary Hahn cancels further performances

The artist’s recovery from an inflamed muscle has taken longer than expected

Hilary Hahn has cancelled her forthcoming performances of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s season-opening concerts, conducted by music director Marin Alsop...

News Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma receives Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw Prize

The artist was honoured for his longstanding contribution to the venue

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma was last week honoured with the Concertgebouw Prize for his longstanding contribution to the Dutch institution.

‘Since the beginning of his rich musical career, Yo-Yo Ma...

News Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Moscow violin making competition announces winners

The ‘Violin: Soul and Shape’ event took place this month, recognising makers in several categories

The winners of the International Violin Makers Competition, ‘Violin: Soul and Shape’, have been announced. Taking place in Moscow, between September 10 and 14, the event honoured makers ...

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