September 2012

Joseph Joachim Violin Competition starts

September 28, 2012 17:04

In Hannover, Germany tomorrow is the opening concert for the Joseph Joachim Violin Competition. I look through the contestants and see many, who also played in the Elisabeth competition. I just want to share this with you, because it was interesting to discuss about the Elisabeth competition with you. (Adrian? ;)
Also I am sure, there will be lots of good music all the week on the live stream, wich will eventually be on the competition website.
In this competition I unluckily saw some strange decisions and also the fact, that jury members can be also teachers of competititors at the same time, is quite a strange thing. I am not feared to go into detail, but maybe it wouldn't be so smart. Just don't expect everything to be one hundred percent fair. It may disappoint you a lot.
But because of the high award prices there are numerous outstanding violinists applied at this competition. I wish them all good luck. Many of them I heard before in other competitions. One of them came to visit my school last week and played for the children. Very nice indeed. We'll see how well she will do in the competition. Anyway, sorry for the not so thought out text, its friday evening and I am tired. But since it starts tomorrow I wanted to post it before.
Enjoy and Comment if you like... I am from Hannover and live 200 meters away from the Music University where most of the concerts will take place, also I will be listening to the opening concert Saturday Evening, where the winner of 2009 plays Saint-Saens Violin Concerto 3. So if someone has a request, I can maybe answer questions ;)

I personally CAN'T WAIT!!! :)

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