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Dillon Jeffares - Violin

Biography

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. Recently, he won the top 2nd prize (no 1st prize was awarded) in the Leonid Kogan Violin Competition, Brussels 2018. He is generously supported by Talent Unlimited.

This year Dillon participated in masterclasses with Pierre Amoyal in The International Holland Music Sessions where he gave a recital for the annual music festival in Bergen. He is also a laureate of the Mozarteum Summer Academy, Salzburg. Early this year he played for the renowned violinist Maxim Vengerov and has had masterclasses with Vadim Gluzman and Isabelle van Keulen. A notable performance was the Mendelssohn Octet in London’s Wigmore Hall last year.

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 has performed abroad as soloist and chamber musician. These were spread across venues and festivals in Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Turkey and Japan. Performances around England have led to collaborations with Tasmin Little, Jeremy Menuhin, Nicola Benedetti and Alina Ibragimova, in various venues such as the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall in the RCM, Menuhin Hall, Milton Court, King’s Place, Banstead and Thaxted Festivals, Mansion House and Brooks’ Club in London.

submission December 2018

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