Candidates Announced for 2022 Singapore International Violin Competition

Open to international violinists born after December 31, 1990, the competition will take place from January 16-28, 2022

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This year's competition received 145 high-quality applications from 25 countries.

The opening round candidates are:

  • Claire Bourg (United States)
  • Daniil Bulayev (Latvia)
  • Angela Sin Ying Chan (Hong Kong SAR/China)
  • I-Hao Cheng (Taiwan)
  • Anna Agafia Egholm (Denmark)
  • Marie-Astrid Hulot (France)
  • Amia Janicki (Switzerland)
  • Jueun Jeong (South Korea)
  • Yiying Jiang (China)
  • Igor Khukhua (Russia)
  • Gyehee Kim (South Korea)
  • Haram Kim (South Korea)
  • Eunseo Lee (South Korea)
  • William Lee (Taiwan)
  • Ruifeng Lin (China)
  • Tianyou Ma (China)
  • Nathan Meltzer (United States)
  • Elias David Moncado (Germany)
  • Georgii Moroz (Ukraine)
  • Yukari Ohno (Japan)
  • Tassilo Probst (Germany)
  • Tomotaka Seki (Japan)
  • Dmytro Udovychenko (Ukraine)
  • Yukiko Uno (Japan)
  • Eimi Wakui(Japan)
  • Sara Watanabe (Japan)
  • Christine Wu (United States)
  • Jinyoung Yoon (South Korea)
  • Minami Yoshida (Japan)
  • Siqi Yu (China)

Each selected candidate will be given an airfare subsidy and accommodation as long as they are still participating in the competition.

The 2022 jury will comprise Qian Zhou (Chair), Pierre Amoyal, Martin Beaver, Martin T:son Engstroem, Koichiro Harada, Barnabás Kelemen, Mihaela Martin, Petru Munteanu, Joel Smirnoff, and Tsu Vera Weiling.

The first prize winner will receive USD $50,000, a number of important performance engagements, and the loan of a fine Italian instrument.

Qian Zhou — SIVC Chair of the Artist Committee and Jury and Head of Strings at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music — spoke with The Violin Channel about this year's competition, its mission, and its protocols.

Previous major prize winners include VC Artists Yu-Chien Benny TsengRichard Lin, and Fedor Rudin.