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… I overheard one Jury member say wistfully to another: ‘Don’t these youngsters ever play out of tune any longer? Three days later when Munteanu announced the finalists, he pointed out with great sincerity that they were all winners and even those with the lowest marks were outstanding Violinist. He urged them all to consult the Jury for help and advice, a point he made at all three stages …
Several jury-members stayed on to conduct masterclasses over the following twelve days with 78 participants from 14 countries.
Michele Auclair, the French Juror, told me later how successful and enjoyable they were and that the two public concerts in the Schloss Öhringen were a complete sell-out.
For those fortunate enough to take part, there could have been no happier way of spending a few summer weeks in a fairy-talc setting where the heavens were indeed hung with violins.
The Strad-Magazin, Dezember 1995
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