Zoe Freisberg wins 2016 Kendall National Violin Competition

Winner: Kendall National Violin Competition winner, Zoe Freisberg, got the judges' nod ahead of a star-studded field of performers on Saturday.

Winner: Kendall National Violin Competition winner, Zoe Freisberg, got the judges' nod ahead of a star-studded field of performers on Saturday.

Zoe Freisberg has taken out the 2016 Kendall National Violin Competition.

The coveted prize adds to her already impressive list of achievements which includes the 2016 Australian Classical Music Competition Travelling Scholarship. 

She has also been selected as a finalist for the 2016 Freedman Fellowship.

Zoe won the prize from a field of four finalists, Yebin Yoo, Kyla Matsuura-Miller and Gemma Lee.

Competition spokesperson Mavis Barnes described Saturday’s performances as ‘lovely’.

“It was an excellent day and we had a good audience with all four finalists in top performance mode,” Ms Barnes said.

“The judges are all internationally-renowned standard.

“For her efforts Zoe wins the violin made by Michal Prokop from Australian timbers, she also won the Joan Ledy Memorial Award of $4000 which goes toward post-graduate studies and the $500 Peter Lee prize.”

Kayla took home the audience choice award of $500 and another $600 prize while Gemma won the best performance of Bach award. Yebbin won the Australian work prize.

“There was a great deal of enthusiasm for Saturday’s efforts by all four finalists,” said Ms Barnes.

While all eyes were on Saturday’s final, the Sunday concert was equally as impressive with solo performances and the chamber orchestra.

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