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The Kendall National Violin Competition receives $20,000

26 July 2023

The Kendall National Violin Competition receives $20,000

The Coastline Community Foundation is overjoyed to be Principal Partner of the Kendall National Violin Competition Inc. This elite competition has grown entirely through a community and volunteer effort, and with our recent branch expansion into Kendall, we recognised a great opportunity to further invest in the local community.

Throughout the past two decades, the annual competition has brought some of Australia's most accomplished young violinists to Kendall. In turn the national competition achieved international attention and recognition as its finalists and prize winners embarked on successful international careers.

Goetz Richter, President and Artistic Director of the Kendall National Violin Competition and Associate Professor at the University of Sydney’s Conservatorium of Music, was most enthusiastic about welcoming the Coastline Community Foundation as Principal Partner. “This shows visionary support of the community by Coastline and makes a real difference to cultural life and education. A musical culture that is alive and connects people is the lifeblood of our society. We are so grateful for this generous support.”

The competition’s goal is to expand the way in which their winners are positioned internationally. In addition, they seek to build on the reach of its community program. In 2023, the competition is expanding its performance program in schools, and later in the year will be presenting its annual String Festival in Kendall, which will include masterclasses and performances by international artists as well as performances of the PhiloMucica series.

To support the competition in its next phase of growth, the Coastline Community Foundation has provided the organisation with $20,000, to go towards their goal of expansion and to aid in the purchase of the category A prize for the winner of the 23rd violin competition in 2025 - a violin created by Peter Erben, a distinguished violin maker based in Munich.

“We’re proud to be supporting this nationally recognised competition and strengthening our ties in the Kendall community,” said Peter Townsend, General Manager of Coastline. We are looking forward to following the journey of our nations most gifted musicians and rising stars.