BREAKING | Semi-Finalists Announced at 2019 Montreal International Violin Competition

The 12 Semi-Finalists have been announced at the 2019 Montreal International Violin Competition

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The 12 Semi-Finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2019 Concours Musical International de Montréal – in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

The 2019 Semi-Finalists are:

  • Elli Choi (USA)
  • Leonard Fu (Germany)
  • Gyehee Kim (South Korea)
  • Youjin Lee (South Korea)
  • Anna Lee (USA/South Korea)
  • Lun Li (China)
  • Christine Lim (USA/Korea)
  • Johanna Pichlmair (Austria)
  • Michiru Matsuyama (Japan)
  • Fumika Mohri (Japan/Germany)
  • Hannah Tarley (USA)
  • Hao Zhou (USA)

Open to violinists of any nationality aged 29 years or younger, the 1st prize winner will receive $30,000 CAD, a $50,000 CAD career development grant, a modern instrument crafted by a number of Quebec’s finest violin and bow makers – plus a residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.

The 2019 jury comprises: Zarin Mehta (President), Pierre Amoyal, Kim Kashkashian, Boris Kuschnir, Cho-Liang Lin, Mihaela Martin, Barry Shiffman, Dmitry Sitkovetsky and Pavel Vernikov.

Held triennially, previous Montreal International Violin Competition major prize winners include VC Artists Ayana TsujiBomsori KimMinami YoshidaBenjamin BeilmanNikita Borioso-GlebskyStephen Waarts and Fedor Rudin.

As the competition’s official 2019 international media and online broadcast partner, The Violin Channel will be providing exclusive rolling-coverage – live from all venues.

 

ELLI CHOI & PHIIP CHIU | 2019 CONCOURS MUSICAL INTERNATIONAL DE MONTRÉAL | OPENING ROUND

 

LEONARD FU & FRANCIS PERRON | 2019 CONCOURS MUSICAL INTERNATIONAL DE MONTRÉAL | OPENING ROUND

 

GYEHEE KIM & CHIHARU LINUMA | 2019 CONCOURS MUSICAL INTERNATIONAL DE MONTRÉAL | OPENING ROUND

 

YOUJIN LEE & ANGELA PARK | 2019 CONCOURS MUSICAL INTERNATIONAL DE MONTRÉAL | OPENING ROUND

 

ANNA LEE & PHILIP CHIU | 2019 CONCOURS MUSICAL INTERNATIONAL DE MONTRÉAL | OPENING ROUND

 

LUN LI & FRANCIS PERRON | 2019 CONCOURS MUSICAL INTERNATIONAL DE MONTRÉAL | OPENING ROUND

 

CHRISTINE LIM & DINA VAINSHTEIN | 2019 CONCOURS MUSICAL INTERNATIONAL DE MONTRÉAL | OPENING ROUND

 

JOHANNA PICHLMAIR | 2019 CONCOURS MUSICAL INTERNATIONAL DE MONTRÉAL | OPENING ROUND

 

MICHIRU MATSUYAMA & CHIHARU LINUMA | 2019 CONCOURS MUSICAL INTERNATIONAL DE MONTRÉAL | OPENING ROUND

 

FUMIKA MOHRI & ANGELA PARK | 2019 CONCOURS MUSICAL INTERNATIONAL DE MONTRÉAL | OPENING ROUND

 

HANNAH TARLEY & PHILIP CHIU | 2019 CONCOURS MUSICAL INTERNATIONAL DE MONTRÉAL | OPENING ROUND

 

HAO ZHOU & CHIHARU LINUMA | 2019 CONCOURS MUSICAL INTERNATIONAL DE MONTRÉAL | OPENING ROUND

 

 

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