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The Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition (EOIVC)—established by celebrated violinist, Elmar Oliveira, in collaboration with the Lynn Conservatory of Music in Boca Raton, Florida—would like to thank the following individuals and corporations for there generous support of the inaugural EOIVC, which took place from January 22-February 5, 2017. 


Collaborative Host

Lynn Conservatory of Music,

  Dean, Jon Robertson

Lynn University, President,

  Kevin M. Ross 




The Lubman Family Charitable Trust

Tarisio Fine Instruments and Bows

Kenneth Warren & Son LTD.



Scott and Tina Apelgren

Carriage House Violins

Robert Manno and Magdalena Golczewski

  Windham Chamber Music Festival

Craig and Elizabeth Price

Reuning and Son Violins, Inc.

David Segal Violins, LTD.

Dr. Simon Kasif



Ronald and Susan Goldstein

Alan Grunfeld

Heni Koenigsberg



Ronald Jannelli and Gwenn R. Heller

Robert Levin

Nathaniel Rosen


In Kind Donations


Jill Arbetter

Atlantic Strings

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

Arthur Goldberg

International Violin

JKG Group

Skinner, Inc.

Violin Society of America


Special Recognition

Herbert and Evelyn Axelrod for their generous support of the EOIVC Opening Reception

Kenneth Warren & Son LTD. for their generous support of the EOIVC Awards Dinner


First Place

$30,000 provided by:

                   Elmar Oliveira


Violin provided by:

                  Feng Jiang

                  Jeffrey Phillips

                  Andrew Ryan

                  John Young


Bow provided by:

                  Eric Lane


Musafia Case provided by:

                  Reuning and Son Violins, Inc.


“The American Violin” provided by:

                  Tucker Densley

                  Christopher Germain

                  Philip J. Kass

                  Darcy Kuronen

                  P. Dameron Midgett, IV

                  John Montgomery


$250 Gift Certificate provided by:

                  International Violin


Performances with the Following Orchestras:

                  Atlantic Classical Orchestra

                   Fort Pierce, FL

                  Bach, Beethoven and Brahms Society

                   Brookline, MA

                  Brevard Symphony Orchestra

                   Melbourne, FL

                  Music in the Mountains

                    Durango, CO

                  Newport Music Festival

                    Newport, RI


Second Place

 $15,000 provided by:

                  Elmar Oliveira


Third Place

 $10,000 provided by:

                  Elmar Oliveira


Honorable Mention

 $1,000 in Memory of Violinist Christopher Buck,

                  given by: His Family, Friends and Colleagues  


Composer’s Award

 $250 provided by:

                  Elmar Oliveira


Awarded to the EOIVC Competitor who best performed the EOIVC-commissioned work Dialogues by Composer Thomas McKinley, Professor of Music Theory and Composition at Lynn University.


Conductor’s Choice Award

 The Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and the Jackson Symphony Orchestra are proud to support the EOIVC by offering The Conductor’s Prize which will be awarded to one of the EOIVC Finalists.


Performances with:

Jackson Symphony Orchestra, Jackson, TN

Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra, Savannah, GA

The Violin Channel is the official Media Partner of the

2017 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition.

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