The 24 candidates have today been announced for the 2016 Montreal International Violin Competition, to be held in Montreal, Canada from May 22nd to June 2nd – including 4 VC ‘Young Artists’.
This year’s competitors are:
- VC ‘Young Artist’ Richard Lin (Taiwan/United States)
- VC ‘Young Artist’ Fedor Rudin (France)
- VC ‘Young Artist’ Bomsori Kim (South Korea)
- VC ‘Young Artist’ Ayana Tsuji (Japan)
- Laura Bortolotto (Italy)
- Elina Buksha (Latvia)
- Albrecht Menzel (Germany)
- Daniel Cho (United States)
- Diana Pasko (Russia)
- Clémence de Forceville (France)
- Liya Petrova Konyarova (Bulgaria)
- Sirena Huang (United States)
- Kenneth Renshaw (United States)
- Petteri Iivonen (Finland)
- Ji Won Song (South Korea)
- Gyehee Kim (South Korea)
- Elly Suh (United States/South Korea)
- Woo Hyung Kim (South Korea)
- Mai Suzuki (Japan)
- Mariya Krasnyuk (Ukraine/United States)
- Ji Eun Lee (South Korea)
- Xiao Wang (China)
- Christine Lim (United States)
- Minami Yoshida (Japan)
Open to violinists of any nationality, aged 29 years or younger, the 1st prize winner will receive $30,000 CAD (US $23,000) – and a number of important international engagements.
This year’s jury comprises: Pierre Amoyal, Boris Brott, Boris Garlitsky,Ida Kavafian, Mihaela Martin, Vera Tsu Wei-Ling and Kathleen Winkler.
Previous prize winners include VC ‘Artists’ Benjamin Beilman, Nikita Borioso-Glebsky, Stephen Waarts, Zeyu Victor Li and Fedor Rudin.