The world-renowned Windsor Festival International String Competition returns this March with a prize-fund of over £20,000. Searching for the star performer of a generation, the 6th biennial competition will launch the career of one successful violinist, violist or cellist. From 170 applicants and 44 countries worldwide, the following eight have been selected. These chosen semi-finalists will travel to Windsor, in a meeting of extraordinary talent, to perform in front of a panel of international jury and you the audience. The Final – taking place on Friday 17th March in the Waterloo Chamber, Windsor Castle – will see the top three contest for the coveted title of WFISC 2017 Winner. Come and have your vote, get to know the best young string players the world has to offer, and be a part of musical history in what promises to be the best competition yet.
Prizes for the competition are valued at over £20,000 with a unique opportunity for the First Prize Winner to return to Windsor to play a concerto with the world renowned Philharmonia Orchestra, our Associate Orchestra, in the Waterloo Chamber, Windsor Castle during Windsor Festival in September and a fine bow from Bishop Instruments and Bows, as well as a solo recording opportunity with our recording partner Champs Hill Records.
Meet the semi-finalists, hear them and encourage them in your own words!
Download the 2017 Competition Brochure.
Location: Windsor Castle
The Final takes place in Windsor Castle, one of the official Residences of Her Majesty The Queen. Located less than an hour from London, London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports, Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. The semi-finals take place in the historic Windsor Guildhall.
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