This year's recipient of the Guido Vecchi scholarship of SEK 50,000 is the violinist and KMH student Victoria Stjerna. She is currently a master's student in the second year at the Department of classical music, Edsberg Manor.
In connection with the award ceremony Victoria will give a concert on January 23 at the Gothenburg Concert Hall, together with pianist and fellow KMH student Emma Johansson. Before that, both of them will perform the same program on a lunchtime concert on January 18 at Edsberg Manor.
The Guido Vecchi Foundation annually appoints one or two scholarship fellow. What they seek is a promising young musician from western Sweden and Skåne who stands out as particularly promising with a future and a special talent.
Guido Vecchi himself was a very prominent cultural personality in Gothenburg throughout his working life. He was the Gothenburg Symphony solo cellist and made major contributions to the cultural life of Gothenburg, as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher.
After having performed for the last time, he sold his Venetian Gofriller cello and formed a scholarship fund. Since 1994, more than SEK 1.5 million has been distributed to young string musicians' continuing education.
Victoria Stjerna was born in 1992 in Gothenburg, and has since 2012 studied at KMH at Edsberg Manor, with Per Enoksson as her main professor. She has already received a number of awards and competitions, such as Polstjärnepriset, Sound-soloist and SM for Young Strings.
Together with pianist and former KMH student Natalia Kremska she performs in the Duo Vina, who are finalists in the 2017 edition of Young & Promising, a competition for chamber ensembles organized by the Chamber Music Association along with the Västmanland music and the Arts Council.
See also the Kammarmusikförbundet website