The Joseph Joachim Worldwide Violin Competitors, in Hannover, Germany, has this week introduced a brand new set of competitors guidelines – concerning its jury, schedule and prizes.
The announcement comes following numerous nepotism allegations had been leveled on the competitors’s former long-standing Inventive Director, Krzysztof Wegrzyn – in the course of the 2018 competitors.
The competitors’s newly appointed Co-Inventive Administrators, Antje Weithaas and Oliver Wille, have indicated that in the course of the 2021 competitors no college students of any jury members can be permitted to participate within the occasion.
As a part of the brand new construction, redesigned for higher transparency, the competitors has additionally introduced that the pre-selection of all members can be carried out by the string part leaders of the NDR Radiophilharmonie.
The 2021 jury, to be made up of 5 violinists and four members from the concert-related fields, will comprise: Ana Chumachenco, Suyoen Kim, David Takeno, Donald Weilerstein, Carolin Widmann, Eleonore Büning, Robert Levin, Andrew Manze and Christine Schäfer.
The Co-Inventive Administrators won’t be a part of the jury.
The brand new construction will see 35 members accepted into the competitions’ opening reside spherical, with 10 candidates progressing to the Semi-Last stage and four to the Last spherical.
Every of the 4 2021 finalists will obtain EUR 10,000 every – with one single participant to be awarded the brand new ‘Joseph Joachim’ prize within the quantity of EUR 30,000.