The 3 2019 Finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition - in Auckland, New Zealand.
The 2019 Finalists are:
- Jevgēnijs Čepoveckis (23, Latvia)
- Do Gyung Anna Im (21, South Korea)
- Eric Tsai (22, United States)
JAVGENIJS CEPOVECKIS & JIAN LIU | BRAHMS VIOLIN SONATA NO. 3 IN D MINOR | 2019 MICHAEL HILL INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION
DO GYUNG ANNA IM & JIAN LIU | GRIEG VIOLIN SONATA NO. 3 IN C MINOR | 2019 MICHAEL HILL INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION
ERIC TSAI & SARAH WATKINS | FAURE VIOLIN SONATA NO. 1 IN A MAJOR | 2019 MICHAEL HILL INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION
Open to international violinists aged 18 to 28 years old, the 1st prize winner will receive NZ $40,000 (USD $26,000), a recording on the Atoll label, a personalised professional development package, winners’ tour – plus a custom-designed gown or suit and diamond pendant designed by Christine Hill.
The 2019 jury comprises: Robin Congreve (Chairman), Dale Barltrop, James Ehnes, Mauricio Fuks, Clara-Jumi Kang, Anthony Marwood, Wilma Smith and Ning Feng.
Held biennially, previous Michael Hill International Violin Competition 1st prize winners include VC Artists Nikki Chooi, Josef Spacek, Bella Hristova, Sergey Malov, Ioana Cristina Goicea and Suyeon Kang.
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.