Violinist Amalia Hall Wins Young Artists Comp
Auckland violinist Amalia Hall, 27, has won the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Competition, taking both the string section and the overall award.
Hall received cash prizes of £2500, and concert opportunities with the South Bank Sinfonia, and at St Martin in the Fields, London.
Hall, who has won numerous competition prizes, was the sixth placed finalist at the 2015 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover. She is a graduate of the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia where she studied with Pamela Frank and Joseph Silverstein.
Open to international competitors aged between 16 and 27, the biennial Tunbridge Wells competition takes place over three live recital rounds in Wind, Piano and String disciplines, after which section winners and an overall winner are named.
The 2016 panel of six judges included cellist Raphael Wallfisch, violinist Philippe Graffin, flautist William Bennett, clarinettist Andrew Marriner and pianists Christopher Elton and Cristina Ortiz.
Original article by The Strad, May 3, 2016.