Kendall National Violin Competition concert is on September 17

Mitzi Gardner is a finalist

Mitzi Gardner is a finalist

The Kendall National Violin Competition will celebrate with music by J.S. Bach in its annual celebration concert on September 17 commencing at 2 pm at the Kendall School of Arts.

The concert follows the finals of the National Violin Competition which takes place on September 16. 

The celebration concert will feature the 2017 winner of the competition, an orchestral string ensemble and Sydney flautist Suzanne Sherrington.

The program includes Bach’s intriguing Goldberg Variations arranged for string trio, his festive Brandenburg Concerto No 5 and his joyful orchestral suite in b minor.

Goetz Richter, Artistic Director of the Kendall National Violin Competition will lead the performance.

Johnny Van Gend is a finalist

Johnny Van Gend is a finalist

“This is a great way to relax some of the tension from the previous day and really celebrate with the joy and vitality of Bach’s music” he said.

The final round of the Kendall National Violin Competition on Saturday September 16 features four talented violinists from around Australia in recital with pianist Jeanell Carrigan, who will play for an international group of judges from Australia, New Zealand and the US and the Kendall audience.

Their performances will also include the premiere performance of “Paper Boats” by young Australian composer Emma Greenhill, winner of the Kendall Competition’s “Watermark Composition Prize”.

Following the celebration concert on Sunday, the ensemble will also present performances in three local primary schools under the direction of Goetz Richter.

Their Bach performance will be a journey into the world and mind of the great composer and will illustrate processes of composition.

Riley Skevington is a finalist

Riley Skevington is a finalist

It will inspire children to interact with the performers, and participate in creating music with the help of illustrations and examples from the music of J. S. Bach.

The Celebration concert will take place on Sunday September 17 at 2 pm. Finals of the Kendall National Violin Competition will take place on September 16 2017 at the Kendall School of Arts. Further information, including ticket bookings can be obtained from the competition’s website www.kendallviolin.org.au or by phoning Mavis Barnes on (02) 6559 4339.

Emmalena Huning is a finalist

Emmalena Huning is a finalist