It’s different. It’s creative, unconventional and forward-looking in every way. It is much more than an elusive winning music competition – TONALi. For four years, Hamburg has been honouring excellence of junior talent in classical music with this 10,000 euro award.
GrandPrix of violonist
Each year, a different instrument is chosen for the contest. In 2014, the violin is in focus. Twelve violinists with residence in Germany, all seeking to succeed in a solo career, will qualify and compete to win the TONALi price. Those who make it to the finals will compete and perform with the renowned German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen in a a violin concert in the great hall of Laeiszhalle on 6 September 2014.
Promotion of excellence and mass education
“TONALi gives a future, stimulates a changing performance culture in classical music and connects people that understand, maintain and develop the music as a universal language,” comments Honorary President Christoph Eschenbach, on the ambitious music project that was initiated by the two young cellists Amadeus Templeton and Boris Matchin in 2009. In 2014, the contest will take place for the fourth time. While promoting excellence, TONALI also acts as a door opener in cultural education by addressing young composers, highly talented young performers, and young listeners – more than 10,000 young people in twelve schools in Hamburg alone.
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