9 Jun 2017

Michael Hill International Violin Competition finalists named

From Upbeat, 1:00 pm on 9 June 2017
Michael Hill International Violin Competition semi finalist Benjamin Baker

Michael Hill International Violin Competition semi finalist Benjamin Baker Photo: Supplied

New Zealander Benjamin Baker is a finalist for the Michael Hill International Violin Competition, along with Ioana Cristina Goicea of Romania and Luke Hsu from USA. In the final on Saturday each will play a concerto with the APO conducted by Giordano Bellincampi. He discusses the the psychology he uses to empower soloists; APO concert master Andrew Beer reveals the emotional toll performance takes on musicians and international juror Dong Suk Kang says why competitions are important.

Giordano Bellincampi

Giordano Bellincampi Photo: Supplied

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