For three weeks, Utrecht was dominated by the violin. From the 11th of January to the 2nd of February more than 100 violinists together gave around 130 performances.
For the first time, the Netherlands Violin Competition 2020 was combined with a festival, with 12 special concerts. The exciting semifinals of young talents were alternated with concerts by former winners. In the curated concerts, violinists played cross-genre music at various new concert locations in the city.
The finals took place on Saturday 25th of January and Saturday 1st of February in Great Hall in Tivoli a Vredenburg.
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The 24-year-old Coraline Green won the First Prize in the category Oskar Back Prize.
The prize winners of other categories are:
In addition, prizes were awarded for the ‘Best Performance of the new compositions’ to Isobel Warmelink (for ‘Kaya’ by Maxim Shalygin), Kaya Gür (for ‘#lovethispiece’ by Vanessa Lann), Kira van der Woerd (for ‘Three short pieces’ by Arnold Marinissen) and Adinda van Delft (for ‘Messer’s Dream’ by Trevor Grahl).
You can discover all the others prize winners of this competition edition here.
The Netherlands Violin Competition´s aim is to promote the young violinist in an international level for discovering, developing, stimulating and promoting violin talent. In fact this end is just a beginning for the young and talented winner. As part of the Talent Support program, a series of concerts is planned for them!
Kaya Gür, 2020 Winner of Category Davina van Wely.
You can find more information regarding the 2020 edition on their website.
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