Nemanja Radulovic Wins the Hannover Int. Violin Competition

18.10.03 -
The First Prize Winner of this year?s Hannover International Violin Competition has been chosen. The jury reached its decision in the late hours of October 17th, following two exciting days of final round concerts at the NDR Lower Saxony State Broadcasting Center.
18.10.2003 - Von Pressemitteilung, KIZ

Nemanja Radulovic from former Yugoslavia, who celebrates his 18th birthday of October 18th, impressed the jury and the audience with his performance of Beethoven?s Violin Concerto in D major op. 61. He receives a cash award of 30,000 Euro and an image DVD that will present a personal portrait of the artist, concert excerpts and additional features. The Foundation of Lower Saxony provides the winner with backing that extends beyond the dates of this year?s competition. In its aftermath, concert appearances with orchestras and ensembles world-wide and a CD production with NAXOS await the winner.

The Hannover International Violin Competition?s Second Prize awards 20,000 Euros to the 22-year-old Japanese violinist Saeka Matsuyama. The jury chose the 22-year-old Chinese violinist Feng Ning for the 10,000 Euro Third Prize. The three remaining finalists will each be recognized with an award of 5,000 Euros. The competition will be releasing a CD before the end of the year presenting all six finalists in competition concerts.

The festive awards ceremony takes place on the evening of October 18th in the Concert Hall of the NDR Lower Saxony State Broadcasting Center at the Maschsee in Hannover. In the concert that follows the audiences will enjoy the artistry of all six finalists one last time in this year?s competition.

The Hannover International Violin Competition is dedicated to Joseph Joachim and is presented triennially by the Stiftung Niedersachsen (Foundation of Lower Saxony). The next edition will be taking place from October 1st to 14th 2006.

Up-to-date information is available at The competition?s media representative is Katharina Pieczyk (tel. +49-511-28 87 91-0).

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