This recital competition is for Conservatoire students of Violin, Viola, Cello or Bass, aged 19 years and over. The recital must include two or three varied pieces taken from Concerto, Sonata, Showpiece or Solo repertoire.
The Competition was on Saturday 30th March 2019 at Hampstead Garden Suburb Free Church, Central Square, NW11 7AG.
The festival is grateful to the generous sponsorship of D’Addario Orchestral who awarded the following prizes. We would like to congratulate the three prize-winners, all of whom are students at the Royal Academy of Music.
- Erik Fauss, viola, won the first prize of £500
- Henry Hargreaves, cello, won the second prize of a £100 D’Addario voucher
- Alinka Rowe, viola, won the third prize of a £50 D’Addario voucher
Erik has been invited to take part in a concert in Rosslyn Hill Chapel, 3 Pilgrim’s Place, Hampstead, London, NW3 1NG on Friday 15th November 2019. This concert will launch the festival’s 2020 centenary season and replaces the former President’s Prize Competition.
This year’s adjudicator, Hilary Sturt, highly commended Lucas Levin, viola, a student at the Roayl Academy, and Sofia Kolupov, violin, a student at the Royal College of Music.
The following link shows performances from the 2018 competition together with interviews with the adjudicator The following link shows performances from the 2018 D’Addario String Prize Competition together with interviews with the adjudicator, Diana Cummings, and Markus Lawrenson from D’Addario. link to the video