The Golden Violin
Announcing the Golden Violin Competition!
This year the Golden Violin Prize will be awarded following a public competition to be held at 7:30 on March 15th in Tanna Schulich Hall.
The four selected nominees, all current students at the school, have been chosen by the string faculty based on their demonstrated exceptional talent and contribution to musical and cultural life here at Schulich. Learn about each of the nominees as they are unveiled each day here on the Schulich website.
A single winner will be selected by a jury comprised of members from both within the school and theexternal musical community and will be announced immediately after the competition on the 15th.
This year’s prize includes a late spring debut recital at Schulich 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. A cash award increased this year to $25,000 will be given to the winner along with a 14-karat gold lapel pin in the likeness of the Golden 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.