Dear violists

It has been fantastic to listen to your excellent sonata playing and interpretations of the piece by Oskar Nedbal. You have all given the works a personal and artistic insight which is so important to the music. All the members of the jury are very impressed with the high level shown in the second round. We hope you will benefit from the experience in the competition and the road to it, and keep developing your great talents, no matter how you are placed in the competition. Thank you for giving us such a fine musical experience.

 

Tim Frederiksen

Head of the jury

 

 

OSKAR NEDBAL INTERNATIONAL VIOLA COMPETITION 2020

 

1st prize and prize for the best interpretation of Oskar Nedbal piece

Nicholas Algot Swensen (Denmark)

(30.000 CZK, fine bow by Luboš Odlas, 3 sets of Evah Pirazzi gold Pirastro, 1 rosin Evah Pirazzi Gold by Pirastro; 5.000 CZK Nedbal prize)

 

2nd prize and prize for the best interpretation of Bohuslav Martinů piece

Sao Soulez Lariviere (France/Netherlands)

(20.000 CZK, carbon case by GEWA, 2 sets of Evah Pirazzi Gold by Pirastro, 1 rosin Evah Piarzzi Gold by Pirastro; 5.000 CZK Martinů prize)

 

3rd prize

Not awarded

 

Honorary mention (in alphabetical order)

Fiachra de Hora (Ireland)

Serhiy Havrylyuk (Ukraine)

Mark Liu (USA)

Martina Santarone (Italy)

Rica Schultes (Germany)

Samantha Souppaya (France)

(2.500 CZK, 1 set of Evah Pirazzi Gold by Pirastro, 1 rosin Evah Pirazzi Gold by Pirastro)

 

Prize for the best Czech competitor

Jakub Čepický

(accessories box from České hudební nástroje company)