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In January 2020 the 27th edition of the Netherlands Violin Competition will take place in Utrecht. More than 100 candidates will compete for prizes in four different age categories. The finalists of the prestigious Oskar Back category for professional violinists in the age of 18 to 26 years await a tremendous career boost.
The winners of the Oskar Back Competition 2020 will embark on a series of concerts in the Netherlands and Europe. The Netherlands Violin Competition is proud to announce a new collaboration with Ekkehard Jung Artists & Projects, who will represent the competition in Europe.
The winners of all four categories will receive a substantial prize money, and will be supported with career opportunities, masterclasses, advice and career coaching. The age categories of the Netherlands Violin Competition are:
Oskar Back (18-26 years)
Davina van Wely (14-17 years)
Iordens B (13-14 years)
Iordens A (10-12 years)
The Netherlands Violin Competition 2020, Oskar Back in TivoliVredenburg:
16 and 17 January 2020 – Preliminary rounds
25 January 2020 – Semifinals
1 February 2020 – Finals, with the Residentie Orkest TheHague and Anja Bihlmaier
Davina van Wely
The Netherlands Violin Competition 2020, Davina van Wely in Conservatory of Utrecht and TivoliVredenburg:
11 and 12 January 2020 – Preliminary rounds
19 January 2020 – Semifinals
1 February 2020 – Finals, with Netherlands Youth String Orchestra and Carel den Hertog
Iordens A and B
The Netherlands Violin Competition 2020, Iordens A end Iordens B in Conservatory of Utrecht and TivoliVredenburg:
18 and 19 January 2020 – Preliminary rounds
19 January 2020 – Finals
The Netherlands Violin Competition has a strong tradition that stretches back over 50 years. First prize winner of the 2018 edition is Berlin based violinist Niek Baar.
Among the former laureates are world renowned artists like Janine Jansen, Liza Ferschtman, Jaap van Zweden, Emmy Verhey, Vera Beths, Daniel Rowland, Tjeerd Top and more recently Simone Lamsma and Rosanne Philippens.