International String Competition

WFICS 2021 Results

1st Place and Audience Prize Winner: Daniil Bulayev, 17, Latvia

2nd Place: SongHa Choi, Violinist, 21, South Korea

3rd Place:Otoha Tabata, Violist, 21, Japan

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Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year from all at Windsor Festival!

Thank you for supporting Windsor Festival throughout 2021, when we were, once again, able to hold live events. With your help, we have created inspiring opportunities for over 2,500 people attending over 20 events. It was great to be back!

We held our 8th Windsor Festival International String Competition, which saw 17-year-old Latvian violinist, Daniil Bulayev emerge triumphant from over 60 applicants worldwide in the first competition to be held virtually. The Final, at The Old Court, was much enjoyed by the live audience, and many watching online from around the world; the Final included live video-link interviews with each of the finalists. 

In the autumn, we welcomed authors including Gyles Brandreth, Alexandra Shulman, Alison Weir, Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason with two of her children, Gavin Barwell, and Max Hastings.  Appropriately named soul band Mission Impossible opened the Festival with an evening which welcomed our return to live performance!. Tenebrae returned to St George’s Chapel with a mesmerising and uplifting performance, and soloists from the Young Classical Artists Trust gave a brilliant concert in the State Apartments of Windsor Castle.
We value the generous support of our Members, and all those who maintain an interest in what we do: you form the foundation of everything we do. Thank you for being there for us during the pandemic, and continuing to share with us in the joy that the Festival can bring!