Schulich School of Music presents the Winner of the Golden Violin Prize : Victor Fournelle-Blain, viola and violin
The Golden Violin itself, made of pewter and gold plate is on permanent display in Schulich’s Marvin Duchow Music Library and was a gift in 2006 from businessman and philanthropist Seymour Schulich. The seven past winners include Emmanuel Vukovitch, Lambert Chen, Chloé Dominguez, Aaron Schwebel, Ewald Cheung, Isaac Chalk and Baptiste Rodrigues.
The Golden Violin Competition prize includes this debut recital, as well as a noon hour recital next season in Toronto at the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. In addition, Victor received a cash award of $25,000 along with a 14-karat gold lapel pin in the likeness of the Golden Violin.