Talented four make it to violin finals

Four talented young Australian violinists have made it through to the finals of the 2005 Kendall National Violin Competition.

The finalists are Janet Anderson, Ray Chen, Jennen Ngiau-Keng and Xi May Zhen.

“These performers competed in the semi-finals held recently at Government House in Sydney ,” said Forestry Corporation Mid North Coast acting regional manager, Kathy Jones.

“Forestry Corporation is proud to be a major sponsor of this competition, a unique contest for young violinists.

“We are pleased to assist in bringing classical music to regional New South Wales , while at the same time promoting one of the most artistic and high-value uses of beautiful native timbers in the making of violins.”

The winner of the Kendall National Violin Competition receives a violin made from Australian timbers by master-luthier Graham Caldersmith.

Mr Caldersmith lives in Kendall and the violin award for the 2005 competition is the 100th violin he has crafted.

The 2005 finals will be held on Friday 13 May at Kendall School of Arts. Bookings are essential.

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