The German violinist Linus Roth was named today Artistic Director of the Leopold Mozart International Violin Competition in Augsburg.
He immediately announced two major changes. Students and ex-students of jurors and the Artistic Director will not be allowed to compete. hat eliminates one form of corruption.
The jury will consist both of violinists, and of other instrumentalists and conductors with the aim of discovering a musical personality, rather than a technical automaton.
We’re delighted to see that Slipped Disc’s competition clean-up campaign is taking root. Other competitions please take note.