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Arnaud Sussmann © Carlin Ma
Arnaud Sussmann
© Carlin Ma
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StockholmMaier-Röntgen Violin Concerto

Maier-Röntgen: Violin Concerto
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Sakari Oramo; Claudia Bonfiglioli
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VIOLIN COMPETITIONS
Karol Szymanowski International Music Competition
Entry deadline:
Performers: 31 May 2018
Composers: 16 August 2018
Finals:10-23 September 2018
Katowice, Poland
Categories:
Piano, violin, voice, string quartet, composition
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The George Enescu Festival Competition
Entry deadline:
Entries now closed
Finals: 11 - 23 Sep 2018
Bucharest
Categories:
Piano, cello, violin
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International violin competition of Indianapolis
Entry deadline:
Entries now closed
Finals: September 2018
Indianapolis
Categories:
Violin
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The Menuhin Competition 2018
Entry deadline:
Entries now closed
Finals: April 2018
Geneva
Categories:
Violin
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The Carl Nielsen International Competitions
Entry deadline:
15 October 2018
Finals: March 2019
Odense
Categories:
Violin, flute and clarinet
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ARD International Music Competition Munich
Entry deadline:
Entries now closed
Finals taken place
Munich
Categories:
Violin, Piano, Guitar, Oboe
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ARTICLES

Jagdish Mistry, Ensemble Modern: interview

© Andreas Etter
We continue our interviews series with Jagdish Mistry, violinist at the Ensemble Modern.

Jonathan Crow takes the reins in Toronto

Jonathan Crow © Sian Richards
This year’s edition of the Toronto Summer Music (TSM) marks two milestones: along with a celebration of Canada’s Sesquicentennial, it will inaugurate Jonathan Crow’s tenure as new Artistic Director. Crow, 40, is an internationally acclaimed violinist who has served as concertmaster of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra since 2011.

Sibelius' Symphonies 1 & 2: A violinist’s perspective

Sibelius in 1889/90
An overview of Sibelius' first two symphonies from the perspective of an orchestral violinist. 
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ViennaBach & Bruckner

Bach, Bruckner
Vienna Symphony Orchestra; Leonidas Kavakos

NottinghamDresden Philharmonic with Michael Sanderling and Arabella Steinbacher (violin)

Dresden Philharmonic with Michael Sanderling and Arabella Steinbacher (violin)
Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich
Dresden Philharmonic; Michael Sanderling; Arabella Steinbacher

CompiègneBernstein Centennial

Gershwin, Bernstein, Copland
Orchestre National de Picardie; Arie van Beek; Tai Murray

BergenJohan Dalene & Sonoko Miriam Welde with Kremerata Baltica

Sumera, Mendelssohn, Jančevskis, Bach
Kremerata Baltica; Johan Dalene; Sonoko Miriam Shimano Welde

NorrkopingBefore the tour: Pettersson and Beethoven

Before the tour: Pettersson and Beethoven
Weber, Beethoven, Pettersson
Norrköping Symphony Orchestra; Christian Lindberg; Benjamin Schmid

StockholmStravinsky & Bartoók

Bartók, Szymanowski, Stravinsky, Enescu
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Cristian Măcelaru; Nikolaj Znaider
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Elegant guise from Arabella Steinbacher with Dresden Philharmonic

Arabella Steinbacher © Peter Rigaud
A polished Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto from Arabella Steinbacher preceded a forceful Shostakovich 5 from Michael Sanderling as the Dresden Philharmonic continue their UK tour.
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Radulović's Barber the highlight at NFM Wrocław

Nemanja Radulović © Joanna Stoga
Eiji Oue doesn't quite convince in Bernstein and Copland, but Samuel Barber's Violin Concerto proves a winner. 
***11
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A powerful commemoration at Prague Spring

Tomáš Brauner © Zdenek Chrapek
History was never more relevant than in this musical observance of a modern political milestone.
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Mischief and mastery: Ligeti concertos from Aurora Orchestra

Pierre-Laurent Aimard © Marco Borggreve | Deutsche Grammophon
Not even the BAFTAs going on next door offered the star quality on display in the QEH.
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Ticciati, Ólafsson and Shida Rigolo take their time at Kings Place

Miyoko Shida Rigolo © Miyoko Shida Rigolo
Hugo Ticciati and Víkingur Ólafsson explore notions of time, but a lesson in mindful performance comes from the gravity-defying Sanddorn Balance act.  
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Gustavo Gimeno makes an uneven debut in Edinburgh

Gustavo Gimeno © Marco Borggreve
Renaud Capuçon's Mendelssohn and a strong Schumann 2 make up for a rocky start in Edinburgh.
***11
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