• Top violin-makers compete in Poznań
  • 11.05.2011

Over 120 instruments from 20 countries take part in the 12th Henryk Wieniawski International Violin-Making Competition in Poznan.  


An international jury will announce its verdict on Thursday, 12 May.


In the final stage of the competition, the jury will assess the ten best instruments while listening how they sound under the fingers of the prominent Polish violinist Bartosz Bryła,  in a solo performance, accompanied  by the pianist Andrzej Tatarski and with the orchestra of the Poznan Philharmonic.


The jury is comprised of three violin virtuosos and eight violin-makers, and is chaired by Roger Hargrave, the distinguished British violin-maker and expert on string instruments.


Launched in 1957, the International Violin-Making Competition in Poznan is the world’s oldest event of its kind and one of the most prestigious, alongside those in Cremona, Mittenwald, Moscow and London. (mk)