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Dillon Jeffares - Violin


Dillon is currently studying at the Royal College of Music with Professor Lutsia Ibragimova. At the age of fourteen he gained a place at the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin School in England. He won the top 2nd prize (no 1st prize was awarded) in the Leonid Kogan Violin Competition, Brussels 2018. In February last year, he won 1st prize in both the London and Paris ‘Grand Prize Virtuoso International Competition’ and in addition was awarded their ‘Best British Musician’ prize. This year he was selected as a finalist in the Anton Rubinstein competition in Germany. He is supported by Talent Unlimited and is a recorded artist with Ulysses Arts Ltd on streaming platforms Spotify and Apple Music.

He participated in the Alion Baltic Music Festival in Riga as well as The Holland Music Sessions, working with Dr Felix Andrievsky, Pierre Amoyal and Takashi Shimizu. He has played for renowned violinist Maxim Vengerov and has had masterclasses with Alina Ibragimova, Vadim Gluzman and Isabelle van Keulen. In 2016, Dillon was the recipient of a very generous award from the Humphrey Richardson Taylor Trust and in 2015 he attended the Summit Music Festival in America for two weeks of masterclasses and concerts with Aaron Rosand.

Dillon’s performances have taken him to venues and festivals across the world in England, France, Holland, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Turkey and Japan in various venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Elgar Room, Ampitheatre Philharmonie, Brussels Royal Conservatory Concert Hall, Bozar Concert Hall, Konzerthaus Berlin, Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, Menuhin Hall, Milton Court, King’s Place, Gstaad Festival, Bergen Music Festival Holland, Banstead and Thaxted Festivals.

updated October 2020

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