Israeli & Ernest Bloch Music Competitions

Monday, July 11 · 11:00am – 6:00pm
Location The Yehudi Menuhin School,
Stoke d’Abernon, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 3QQ

For Israeli & Ernest Bloch Music Competitions
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Participant Competitions:

Michal Korman; Cello
Ayaka Tanimoto; Singer
Sina Meyn; Clarinet
Magdalena Filipczak; Violin
Suvi Tuulia Keto; Trumpet
Claire Sananikone; Guitar
Raphaël Unger; Cello
The Idomeneo Quartet
Rafal Zolkos; Flute
Lindsay Bryden;Flute
Brian O’kone;Cello
Nina Fernando;Cello
Verity Thirkettle;Violin
Inbar Solomon;Recorder
Eleanor Corr;Violin
Gal Nyska;Cello
Sayaka Kurata;Violin

6pm -Announcement of the finalists.

Finals:Date: 14 July 2011Britten Theatre
Time: 1830Hrs-2130Hrs
Location: The Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London, SW7 2BS

About the Competitions

The Israeli Music Competition was begun in 2008 and aims to familarise both professionals and students with the fascinating styles of Israeli music – a rich tapestry of sounds which produce a musical blend without equal; a fusion of Western musical idioms such as Klezmer (brought over with the first immigrants in the 1880s), and Eastern traditions brought by Jews from Arab countries.

The Ernest Bloch Music Competition was begun in 2009. Ernest Bloch (24 July 1880 – 15 July 1959) was a Swiss-born, American-Jewish composer and, since the 50th anniversary of his death was commemorated in 2009, the addition of the Ernest Bloch Music Competition to the Israeli Music Competition has drawn much worldwide interest. It has therefore been decided to make the Ernest Bloch Music Competition a regular part of the Israeli Music Competition.

Each competitor is asked to play a prescribed classical composition, a piece of their own choice, as well as an Israeli piece for the Israeli Music Competition and a piece by Bloch for the Ernest Bloch Competition.