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BREAKING | China International Music Competition Announces 6 Competitors for Mozart Concerto Round

Competing for a $100,000 first prize, six violinists will move on to the first phase of the final round


China International Music Competition, alternatively known as the Global Music Education League Violin Competition (GMEL), is currently underway. Audiences can watch the competition here on The Violin Channel.  After a competitive semifinal round, the competition announced the 6 competitors who will advance to the next round:

  • Angela Sin Ying Chan
  • Chaowen Luo
  • Elli Choi
  • SooBeen Lee
  • Joshua Brown
  • Risa Hokamura

At the First Phase of the Final Round, the 6 violinists will be selected to play a Mozart violin concerto, after which, the competition will move from the Concert Hall of China Conservatory of Music to the National Center for the Performing Arts,

Then, three finalists will play one violin concerto of Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, Sibelius or Tchaikovsky, to contend for the color of their medals.

The jury for the competition will comprise Bin Huang (Chairman), Giovanni AngeleriFriedemann EichhornLorenz Nasturica-HerschcowiciMariusz Patyra, Lucie RobertJoel SmirnoffWeidong Tong, and Pavel Vernikov.

The First Prize comprises USD $100,000, a Gold Medal, and three years of concert tours, while the Second Prize equals USD $ 65,000. The Third Prize winner will receive USD $ 30,000 and a Jade Medal. The remaining three non-medal finalists will each receive USD $ 5,000 each and a Diploma.

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