Purposes Open for Oberlin’s Cooper Worldwide Violin Competitors


Open to violinists between the ages of 13 and 18, the Cooper Competitors for Violin will happen between August 15-19, 2022, on the campus of Oberlin Faculty and Conservatory in Ohio.

The primary prize winner of this yr’s competitors is not going to solely obtain a $20,000 first prize. Additionally included is a two-year partnership with MKI Artists that may embody as much as 10 concerto or recital engagements all through the USA, unique rights for the world premiere and subsequent performances of a brand new six-minute work for violin and orchestra composed by Jeff Scott for a interval of two years, in addition to using a uncommon Italian violin loaned for a interval of two years.

To use for the competitors, every contestant must submit a video that features a Fugue from one of many Bach Sonatas, a Paganini Caprice, and the primary motion of a serious violin concerto. For the primary time, lodging and meals for every participant will probably be offered by the competitors at no cost, and eligible journey bills will probably be reimbursed.

The ultimate spherical of the competitors will function the three finalists performing an entire violin concerto with conductor Gerhardt Zimmermann and the Canton Symphony Orchestra.

The second spherical and concerto last spherical will each be reside streamed reside on The Violin Channel.

“It’s a nice thrill for all of us at Oberlin to welcome phenomenal younger violinists again to campus this summer season, and we’re particularly happy to supply a prize bundle that surpasses any within the competitors’s historical past,” mentioned Sibbi Bernhardsson, professor of violin at Oberlin and director of the competitors.

The 2022 jury will comprise Sibbi Bernharsson, Philip Setzer, Xie Nan, Danielle Belen, and John Zion.

Purposes are to be acquired by Might 1 and accepted contestants will probably be notified by Might 15.

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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 embody VC Younger Artists Sirena Huang and Johan Dalene.


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