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International Louis Spohr Competition for Young Violinists

International Louis Spohr Competition for Young Violinists


November 2022  


Academy violinist Lily Sullivan, student of Grigory Kalinovsky, placed third in the International LOUIS SPOHR Competition for Young Violinists. This year, the competition received 113 applications across three age categories — of those, 50 candidates from 20 countries worldwide performed in Weimar for the event. Students in the final round performed the Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1, G minor op. 26, with the Orchestra of the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar, with conductor Nicolás Pasquet.

The competition is named for Louis Spohr (1784-1859), who was a masterful violinist, conductor, pedagogue, music festival organizer, and composer of almost 300 works including violin concertos, symphonies, string quartets, and operas.
1st Prize: Anton Carus - USA
2nd Prize: Elza Siliņa - Latvia
3rd Prize: Lily Sullivan – USA

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