Dietrich Lasa, Director of Animato Strings and founder of the International Violin Competition is delighted to donate to the winner of this competition a German hand crafted Guarneri Replica violin worth $20 000, made by Konrad Kohlert who will be travelling to Brisbane from Germany to present the winner with this violin. Second and Third place getters shall receive $3000 and $1000 vouchers to spend in store at Animato Strings.
This event will happen from 22nd to 24th November 2013 at the Old Museum Building in Brisbane, finishing in a public concert at 2pm.
For more information about the Animato International Violin Competition visit http://www.internationalviolincompetition.com.
Dietrich Lasa on his youtube video with regards to the competition says that the inspiration for the competition should be one of a joyous spirit rather than one that is founded upon a fear of losing a competition. The first prize winner will play a Mozart concerto with all the remaining contestants in a mood of 'making good music together' - as suggested by Dietrich Lasa - under the baton of John Curro in a public concert.
Animato International Violin Competition
The Animato International Violin Competition's main sponsor is Animato Strings http://animato.com.au. Since 1993 Animato has been supplying string players who desired to acquire a violin, viola, cello or double bass. Dietrich Lasa, director of Animato Strings was a string player himself in the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, performing concerts all over Europe, North America and Asia. He immigrated to Australia in 1985 to join the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. He also taught at the Conservatorium of Music, in 1993 he started the violin shop. It soon became one of Australia's most popular stringed instrument specialist stores with customers from all states as well as from overseas.
John Curro agreed to be available to conduct the public concert on 24th November 2013. Spiros Rantos also contributed with his creative ideas to the emergence of the Animato International Violin Competition, Brisbane.
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