3 VC ‘Young Artists’ Advance to Montreal Violin Competition Final

The 6 finalists have been announced at the 2016 Montreal International Violin Competition – including 3 VC ‘Young Artists’

Ayana Tsuji Montreal

The 6 finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2016 Montreal International Violin Competition, in Montreal, Canada – including 3 VC ‘Young Artists’.

The 2016 Finalists are:

  • VC ‘Young Artist’ Fedor Rudin from France/Russia
  • VC ‘Young Artist’ Ayana Tsuji from Japan
  • VC ‘Young Artist’ Bomsori Kim from South Korea
  • Minami Yoshida from Japan
  • Petteri Iivonen from Finland
  • Ji Won Song from South Korea


2016 Montreal International Violin Competition Finalists: Ji Won Song, VC ‘Young Artist’ Fedor Rudin, VC ‘Young Artist’ Bomsori Kim, Petteri Iivonen, VC ‘Young Artist’ Ayana Tsuji and Minami Yoshida

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.

The Violin Channel, as this year’s official competition media partner will be providing live rolling coverage direct from all venues. You won’t miss a beat.

PICTURE: 2016 Montreal International Violin Competition Finalist, 18 year old VC ‘Young Artist’ Ayana Tsuji, from Japan