It was held in the presence of the Orchestra of the Accademia della Scala in Milan directed for the occasion by Maestro David Coleman, former member of the jury. The event was followed in presence and live online on Facebook and Youtube, where it is possible to see the phases of the competition again.
The Italian Vikram Francesco Sedona (21 years old from Preganziol, Treviso) is the winner of this 32nd edition, who won the first prize of € 8,000 offered by the Prosecco DOC Protection Consortium. In addition to the most prestigious award, he also received the following scholarships: the € 750.00 scholarship offered by the Rotary Club Conegliano Vittorio Veneto for the best interpretation of J.S. Bach performed in the first round,
the € 750.00 Scholarship offered by the Prosecco DOC Protection Consortium for the best interpretation of the Brahms Sonata performed in the first round, the € 750.00 Scholarship offered by the Prosecco Protection Consortium DOC for the best interpretation of Amoroso cantabile by D. Coleman performed in the second round and the € 750.00 scholarship offered by the Prosecco DOC Protection Consortium to the youngest semifinalis and the "Mario Benvenuti" scholarship of € 750.00 offered by the Benvenuti family - in memory of the founding master of the Vittorio Veneto National Violin Competition and of the collateral National reviews for stringed instruments - for the youngest finalist competitor.
Sedona also received the prized violin worth € 18,000.00 built specifically for this edition by luthier Lorenzo Rossi.
The winner also wins the concerts offered by the following Foundations, Institutions and Associations:
- Teatro alla Scala di Milano
- Gran Teatro La Fenice di Venezia
- Camerata Vallese – Orchestra d’Archi di Sion (CH) (concert with the Orchestra)
- Teatro Comunale “Mario Del Monaco” di Treviso
- New Chamber Orchestra “Ferruccio Busoni” of Trieste (concert with the Orchestra)
- Music Conservatory “Steffani” in Castelfranco Veneto (TV)
- Music Conservatory “Pedrollo” in Vicenza
- Circolo Culturale Bellunese
In addition, the "Ad libitum" Association of Conegliano, in collaboration with the Music High School "G. Marconi” in Conegliano, offers the winner of the 1st prize the opportunity to hold a Masterclass aimed at students of Italian high schools and music conservatories.
Sedona comments on his victory with emotion “It is truly something extraordinary. As a violinist from Treviso, from an early age, I have always thought of the Vittorio Veneto City Competition as a great event and looked at the winners of past editions with extreme admiration. It is therefore difficult today to realize this victory. Today I felt so much joy on stage seeing the audience in the hall cheering you when you enter and when you finish your performance. Having heard the people close to me was the most important thing as we don't play for ourselves, but to convey an emotion and to give a message”.
The second prize of € 5,000.00 offered by the Municipality of Vittorio Veneto was awarded to Ispir Luka (22 years old, France), while the third prize of € 2,000.00 offered by the Lions Club of Vittorio Veneto went to Siles-Mellinger Andreas (23 years old, Germany)
The jury decided to award Taisiya Zinova (Latvia) a special diploma of merit worth € 750.00 offered by the Rotary Club Conegliano Vittorio Veneto.
The jury was chaired by Ernesto SCHIAVI, artistic director of the RAI National Symphony Orchestra.
The other members were the artistic director of the Competition Francesco DE ANGELIS, solo violin and Konzertmeister of the Teatro alla Scala and of the Filarmonica della Scala; David COLEMAN, British conductor and composer; Silvia MARCOVICI, violinist; Stefano DA ROS, composer and head of the jury secretariat and of the artistic coordination of the Competition.
“I want to thank again all the violinists who participated in this competition because we were able to share their sufferings, fears and joys”. This is the immediate comment of President Schiavi who continues by saying “I hope that these feelings will become precious stones that are to be always carried in the cases of the musicians’ own instrument for future growth. We must remember that music in this moment has not only an aesthetic value, but a profound ethical value. I thank the Vittorio Veneto Administration and its sponsor, whom I would like to define as a travel companion, for having created this partnership and for having announced the continuation of this competition ".
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32nd Violin Competition City of Vittorio Veneto Prosecco Doc International Prize
September 27 - October 2, 2021
Vittorio Veneto (TV), Veneto, Italy