Cooper Worldwide Competitors Pronounces Individuals

This yr, the competitors generously covers journey, meals, and lodging for all contestants.

The 2022 jury consists of Oberlin violin professor Sibbi Bernhardsson, who additionally directs the competitors. He’s joined by Danielle Belen from the College of Michigan, Philip Setzer of the Emerson String Quartet, and John Zion of MKI Artists.

“I’m excited to welcome these eighteen distinctive violinists to campus,” says Bernhardsson. “The brand new and enhanced prize package deal has made the Cooper Competitors a compelling and very necessary worldwide violin competitors. I’m grateful to MKI Artists, Inc. for the work on live performance bookings, to composer extraordinaire Jeff Scott for writing a brand new live performance piece, and to the Canton Symphony for being a part of the competitors and for coming season live performance engagement with the winner. I’m additionally grateful to Jonathan Solars Wonderful Violins for offering our prize winners with lovely devices, and at last to Thomas and Evon Cooper for his or her imaginative and prescient, generosity, and significant help that makes this excellent competitors and alternative for wonderful younger musicians all doable.”

The competitors features a week of performances in Oberlin’s Warner Live performance Corridor. All eighteen individuals will give 30-minute recitals with piano throughout Spherical One on August 15 and 16.

Spherical Two, on August 17, will slim to 6 violinists, when every musician will carry out a 45-minute program with piano.

The Concerto Finals will characteristic three violinists who will carry out full concertos with the Canton Symphony Orchestra, carried out by Music Director Gerhardt Zimmermann on August 19.

All performances are free and open to the general public. The Spherical Two Semifinals and Concerto Finals might be broadcast right here on The Violin Channel, official media associate of the 2022 Cooper Worldwide Competitors.

Based in 2010 and sponsored by Thomas and Evon Cooper, the Cooper Competitions noticed its 2020 and 2021 editions postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Former first prize winners embrace VC Younger Artists Sirena Huang and Johan Dalene.