Summer Festival Cremona 2018


From July 23 through July 29, 2018
@University of Pavia
@Chiesa Santa Maria Maddalena
@Museo del Violino

· Masterclasses for violin, viola, cello, marimba and chamber music
· Academy Awards Competition for violin, viola, cello and marimba
· Joy of Strings Awards
· Final concert with the Joy of Strings orchestra

Special thanks to Mr. Dimitri Musafia and Ms. Ilaria Casadei

Music director: Dirk Verelst
Organization: Seungyun Jin (Jinny Jin)

Masterclass professors


Academy Awards Competition

Jury: all professors, Mari Fujino and Dirk Verelst (chairman)

Prize winners
Dimitri Musafia Prize: Joungha Kim (Korea)
2nd prize: Sooin Shin (Korea)
3rd prize: Seungyoon Kim (Korea)

Program for violin

  1. Niccolò Paganini — 1 caprice (free choice)
  2. Johann Sebastian Bach — 1 movement from Solo Sonatas & Partitas (free choice)

Program for viola

  1. Johann Sebastian Bach — 1 movement from Solo Sonatas & Partitas (free choice)
  2. 1 caprice by Hoffmeister, Campagnoli or Paganini, or the same level of difficulty

Program for cello

  1. Johann Sebastian Bach — 1 movement from the Suites for solo cello (free choice)
  2. Carlo Alfredo Piatti — 1 of the 12 Caprices for solo cello, op. 25 (free choice)

Program for marimba

  1. Ludwig Albert — Feel the sunlight
    or Keiko Abe — Variations on Dowland's Lachrimae Pavane
    or Paul Smadbeck — Virginia Tate
  2. Markus Halt — Marimbics
    or Joz Metzger — Spiral Passages
    or Anna Ignatowicz — Toccata
    or Eric Sammut — Caméléon
    or Chin Cheng Lin — Kaleidoscope
    or L. H. Stevens — Rhythmic Caprice
    or N. J. Zivkovic — Ultimatum

Joy of Strings Awards

Jury: Marlon Dek, Naria Kim, Sung-Ju Lee, Jenny Spanoghe, Dirk Verelst (chairman) and Seungyun Jin (secretary)

Prize winners
Huynseo Cho (Korea)
Sejin Park (Korea)

Participants play Souvenir d'Amérique (op. 17) by Henri Vieuxtemps.  The first-prize winner will perform this piece as a soloist during the concert of the Joy of Strings orchestra.  The concert will take place at the Auditorium Giovanni Arvedi of the Museo del Violino in Cremona on July 29, 2018 at 9pm.