No Brits, just two Americans in world’s richest violin contestmain
The 2015 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition in Hanover has announced 39 successful contestants, chosen from submitted videos. The list is here.
Violinists aged 16 to 27 compete for €140,000 in prizes and the loan of a Guadagnini violin.
Three of the contestants are lists as half-US, which usually means they are studying at a US college.
The absence of Brits is unsurprising. Do we still teach violin in the UK?