VC INTERVIEW | Friedemann Eichhorn – 2019 Spohr Violin Competitors Jury Chair

The Violin Channel just lately caught up with 2019 Louis Spohr Worldwide Violin Competitors Jury Chair, Prof. Dr. Friedemann Eichhorn.

Full livestream of this 12 months’s competitors out there completely on The Violin Channel – direct from Weimar, Germany.


Friedemann, what do you assume is sp particular concerning the Spohr competitors?

“Over the previous few years, the Louis-Spohr competitors has developed into the biggest violin competitors on this age-group.

And, it’s actually great to see these unbelievable abilities from everywhere in the world competing in Weimar.

Greater than 150 younger violinists utilized for the competitors and a panel then chosen 75 candidates to show themselves in three stay rounds in entrance of a ten-person jury”


How do you are feeling this specific competitors, now in it’s ninth editition, has influenced the careers of earlier winners?

“To begin with, we’ve been capable of mediate some great live shows with orchestras.

We owe the Thuringian orchestras a particular debt of thanks for this, as they’ve engaged a number of prize winners.

And a few nice careers have developed, for example that of the younger violinist Stephen Waarts, who went on to win prizes on the Queen Elisabeth competitors in Brussel after the Spohr competitors and who’s now a global success … or the younger David Castro-Balbi who then studied at our college and went on to have a profession in music.

Or Hyeyoon Park, who received first prize when she was 15 after which first prize on the ARD competitors.

The Spohr competitors actually is a profession springboard”


How are you assessing the candidates this 12 months? 

“We’ve got three age-groups that are judged individually, and the same old worldwide competitors requirements apply.

We decide creative presence, accuracy, and naturally, approach.

As you’ll be able to think about, solely refined violinists come to Weimar, who’re actually capable of stand-up to worldwide competitors.

The extent which is proven right here repeatedly is unbelievable!



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