NEW YORK—The first Chinese International Violin Competition hosted by New Tang Dynasty TV starts with preliminaries tomorrow, July 25th. The competition will be held at The Town Hall in New York and continues through Sunday.
The violin competition is the first of nine competitions that bring together talented Chinese from around the world. The competitions provides a unique showcase for cultural exchange.
The final round and awards ceremony will take place on Sunday July 27th. The gold award comes with a $10,000 prize, silver and bronze $3,000 and $1,000 respectively. The contestant demonstrating outstanding talent and skill will receive a “Rising Star” award and an exquisite handmade violin from renowned violinmaker Su Ding Hsuan.
Four lucky contestants from the preliminary round will have an opportunity to attend a two-hour master class given by distinguished violinist, Sherry Kloss.
Sherry Kloss was Master Assistant of Jascha Heifetz at his legendary violin class at the University of Southern California and wrote several books about her musical mentor. Besides an active concert schedule she is strongly committed to education. She has held professorships in South Australia, Southern California and Indiana, and presents master classes throughout the world.
Tickets are available for a $20 day pass for general admission and $10 for students and seniors at the Town Hall Box Office, Ticketmaster online or by calling 212-307-4100.