Candidates Announced for the 2016 Montreal International Violin Competition

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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.

PICTURED: 2010 Montreal International Violin Competition Candidate, VC ‘Artist’ Bomsori Kim, from South Korea

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