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Instrument - Violin

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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StockholmMaier-Röntgen Violin Concerto

Maier-Röntgen: Violin Concerto
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Sakari Oramo; Claudia Bonfiglioli
BachChat with Jiyoon Lee
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AmsterdamThe New ClassicsNew production

The New Classics
Chopin, Bernstein, Talbot
Jerome Robbins; Alexei Ratmansky; Wayne McGregor; Dutch National Ballet; Matthew Rowe; Het Balletorkest; Noé Inui

LondonLuke Hsu & Jâms Coleman

Franck, Ravel
Luke Hsu; Jâms Coleman

StockholmSoup Concerto

Soup Concerto
Monnakgotla, Dohnányi
Daniela Bonfiglioli; Hanna Dahlkvist; Lauriane Dahlkvist

SingaporePresident's Young Performers Concert

Rossini, Mozart, Beethoven
Singapore Symphony Orchestra; Joshua Tan; Kong Xianlong

AmsterdamAmsterdam Sinfonietta Soloists

© Giorgia Bertazzi
Korngold, Brahms
Amsterdam Sinfonietta Solisten; Alasdair Beatson; Candida Thompson; Jacobien Rozemond

MachelenAnima Eterna Brugge

Berwald, Schubert
Musicians from Anima Eterna Brugge; Jakob Lehmann
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Something special in the air: Rattle and the LSO

Sir Simon Rattle © Mark Allan | Barbican
Festive Janáček and energetically fresh Sibelius from Rattle and the LSO, with impressive focus and intensity from Janine Jansen in Szymanowski's sensuous Violin Concerto no. 1.
*****
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Transformers: big works in disguise from the ACO

Timo-Veikko Valve © Jack Saltmiras
Pared-down forces of the ACO performed pared down masterpieces, in a brilliantly conceived programme which included works by Wagner, Strauss and Mozart.
*****
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Fireworks in the CBSO's season opener

Omer Meir Wellber © Wilfried Hösl
It was Omer Meir Wellber’s turn to conduct the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in its first concert of the new season, a programme of music by Dvořák and Bartók which promised to be the perfect antidote to the Daily Grind.
****1
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The earthly and the transcendental in Zurich

Janine Jansen © Marco Borggreve
Works by Alban Berg and Gustav Mahler recently heralded this year’s concert season in Zurich, where Artist in Residence Janine Jansen gave a superb performance. 
***11
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Radiant Vilde Frang opens Antwerp season

Vilde Frang © Marco Borggreve
Attentive to the dynamics and tempi, Frang meshed her violin with the orchestra, naturally coming into the footlights or receding into an accompanying role when required. In effect, the performance had a feel of an improvisation.
****1
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Ax/Kavakos/Ma: An all-star afternoon of Brahms

Leonidas Kavakos, Emanuel Ax and Yo-Yo Ma © Mark Allan | Barbican
All three of these musicians are virtuosic soloists in their own right, but here they became far more than the sum of their parts – graceful, poised, and sensitive.
*****
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