Dawid Kasprzak Poland, 15, Junior

Dawid Kasprzak is a 14-year-old violinist from Poland, who started playing the violin at the age of three. He was a student at the Music School in Łódź until this year, when he became a scholar at Wells Cathedral School. He currently studies with Dr. Catherine Lord. In recent years, Dawid has won a number of prestigious violin competitions, including the International Mirosław Ławrynowicz Violin Competition in Płock, 2019 and the Jeunesses International Violin Competition Dinu Lipatti, in Bucharest, 2019. He has worked with world-class artists including Agata Szymczewska, Yamei Yu and Ariane Mathäus.

I’m thrilled to be selected for the Menuhin Competition Richmond 2020, and I’m looking forward to meeting my violin idols. As well as that, I’m extremely excited to meet other passionate young violinists and I’m hoping to embrace this opportunity and establish a lot of new friendships. This will be my first time in the USA, and I’m looking forward to learning more about the culture. It’s my first big competition, so having a chance to participate feels like winning already.