Michael Germer Denmark, 15, Senior
Michael began playing the violin at five years old. He has won the talent prize at the Jacob Gade Violin Competition, received the gold medal at the Berlingskes Music Competiton and won the 1st Prize in the Scandinavian Øresundssolist. He has participated in the Menuhin Competition 2016 and the Louis Spohr Competition. He is a student of Sergei Azizian and regularly plays masterclasses for Dora Schwarzberg. He is a YSA-soloist (Young Scandinavian String Talents) and has played concerts in Scandinavia, Poland, and most recently at Valdres Festival, Norway.
“I'm very excited about going to the Menuhin Competition. I really like the spirit of the Competition and that the Competition is in the spirit of Menuhin himself, who has always inspired me since I was a little kid. I think it's as much a music festival as a Competition. I simply can't choose one thing I'm looking forward to the most. I'm very much looking forward to playing on stage, playing at the masterclasses, meeting other dedicated young violinists and also listening to them play.”
- J.S. Bach Solo Sonata in C major BWV 1005, Largo and Allegro Assai
- Mozart First movement of Violin Concerto No. 1 in B-flat major, K.207
- Paganini Caprice No. 11 for Solo Violin, Op.1
- Dvořák (arr. Kreisler) Songs My Mother Taught Me, Op.55 No. 4