4 x VC ‘Young Artists’ Named in 2014 Menuhin Competition Lineup

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The 22 x Senior and 20 x Junior competitors, including VC ‘Young Artists’ Timothy Chooi, William Hagen, Zeyu Victor Li and Stephen Waarts, have today been announced for the 2014 Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition, in Austin, USA

Seniors: Jung Min Choi (19, Korea), Timothy Chooi (19, Canada), Gloria Ferry-Brennan (17, USA), Roman Filipov (21, Russia), Anna Filochowska (19, Poland), William Hagen (20, USA), Stephen Kim (18, USA), Alina Ming Kobialka (16, USA), Miyeon Lee (19, Korea), Zeyu Victor Li (17, China), Chi Li (19, Taiwan), Christine Lim (19, USA), Kevin Lin (20, Taiwan-USA), Hao Miao (20, China), Kyung Ah Oh (21, Korea), Yu-Ah Ok (20, Korea), Ji-Won Song (21, Korea), Max Tan (20, USA), Natsumi Tsuboi (20, Japan), Stephen Waarts (17, USA-Holland), In Mo Yang (18, Korea) and Minami Yoshida (15, Japan)

Juniors: Elvina Sung-Eun Auh (14, USA), Aristides Boutris (13, USA), Josephine Chung (14, Australia), Tsutomu William Copeland (15, USA), Rennosuke Fukuda (14, Japan), Ludvig Gudim (14, Norway), Alena Hove (14, USA), Antoni Ingielewicz (12, Poland), Dong-Hyun Kim (14, Korea), Haram Kim (15, Korea), Emiri Kobayashi (13, Japan), Paul Kropfitsch (13, Austria), Yesong Sophie Lee (10, USA), Geneva Lewis (15, USA), Daniel Lozakovitj (12, Sweden), Taichi Miyamoto (14, Japan), Jaewon Wee (14, Korea), Claire Wells (12, USA), Ilana Zaks (13, USA) and Alex Zhou (12, USA)

The bi-annual international competition will be hosted from the 21st February to the 2nd of March 2014 at the Butler School of Music, in Austin, Texas

The Senior 1st prize winner will receive USD $10,000 and the 1 year loan of a fine Italian violin – courtesy of Christophe Landon Rare Violins

Previous prize winners include VC ‘Young Artists’ Ray Chen, Chad Hoopes, Hrachya Avanesyan , Jiafeng Chen, So-Young Yoon, Xiang Yu, Suyeon Kang, Soo-Been Lee and Kevin Zhu

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