Young violists from around the world are being encouraged to apply for an international competition taking place next year in Birmingham, UK.
The second Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition will also be the first major competition to take place in Birmingham Conservatoire’s new £57 million home, currently under construction in the Eastside region of the City.
Hosted in conjunction with the British Viola Society and Birmingham Music Service, the competition is named after acclaimed South African violist, Cecil Aronowitz.
As well as being a leading chamber musician and long-term collaborator with Benjamin Britten, Cecil was a founding member of the Melos Ensemble and taught at both the Royal College of Music and, later, at the Royal Northern College of Music.
The Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition is open to all violists from anywhere in the world who will be aged 21 or under when the live rounds take place between Saturday 18 November and Friday 24 November next year.
Various prizes are on offer, with the overall winner being awarded the Cecil Aronowitz Prize of £5,000, a recording contract with Champs Hill Records and several high profile recitals as part of Birmingham Conservatoire’s Concert Series.
Full details on how to apply for the Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition 2017 can be found on the Birmingham Conservatoire website.