A true violin virtuoso (Competition Now Closed)

Win 1 of 4 double passes

In February 2020, Fremantle Chamber Orchestra celebrates its 15th anniversary with the amazing Dutch violinist Rudolf Koelman preforming Saint-Saëns’s Violin Concerto No 3, a romantic masterpiece.There are two performances: 15 February John Curtin College of the Arts and 16 February Government House Ballroom, both at 3pm. Mr Koelman’s ability to touch listeners’ hearts from the first to the last note is unreached.

“simply stunning”, “sublime”, “moved to tears”, “truly magic” are just some authentic comments. As a local cellist put it:  “It’s remarkable that someone of that calibre is prepared to come all this way to share his gifts with our musical community!”  Indeed Mr Koelman is the only violinist ever who has recorded live all Paganini Capricci (the pinnacle of violin playing), winner of the prestigious Edison Music Award, Jascha Heifetz’s last active student and plays on the Woolhouse Stradivarius.

Conducted by the fantastic Paul Wright the concerts open with Mendelssohn’s wonderful Fair Melusine Overture.  After the interval Le verre siffleur composed by FCO’s first conductor Ollivier-Philippe Cunéo in memory of the Paris terrorist attacks, with one of the most exquisite moments in music is followed by a practically never-played Mozart jewel: his very early 6th symphony.

These performances bring together a program that combines famous and very rarely heard but above all most beautiful music and brilliant WA and international musicians to provide a deeply emotional experience.

This competition has now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered. 
T&C This competition has been extended and will be announced mid-January

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