Finalists Announced at Italy’s 2021 “Il Piccolo Violino Magico” Competition

The final round of this year's competition, with conductor Giancarlo Guarino and the FVG Orchestra, will be held on Sunday, July 11 — and streamed LIVE here on The Violin Channel at 10.00am (EDT)

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Little Piccolo Finalists

The four finalists have been announced at the 2021 “Il Piccolo Violino Magico” International Competition for Young Violinists — in San Vito al Tagliamento, Italy.

Organized by the Accademia d’archi Arrigoni, the annual competition is open to international violinists aged 9 to 13 years old.

 

The 2021 competition finalists are:

  • Leonard Baumgartner (14, Austria)

  • Anton Carus (12, United States)

  • Diana Chausheva (13, Bulgaria)

  • Yume Tomita (13, United Kingdom/Japan)

 

The 2021 first prize winner will receive €5,000, an instrument made by contemporary Italian violin maker Fabio Piagentini, and a number of important concert engagements.

All rounds of this year's “Il Piccolo Violino Magico” International Competition for Young Violinists are being streamed LIVE here on The Violin Channel. You won't miss a beat.

 

LEONARD BAUMGARTNER | KREISLER | RECITATIVE AND SCHERZO | “IL PICCOLO VIOLINO MAGICO” INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR YOUNG VIOLINISTS

 

ANTON CARUS | HINDEMITH | SONATA FOR SOLO VIOLIN IN G MINOR | “IL PICCOLO VIOLINO MAGICO” INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR YOUNG VIOLINISTS

 

DIANA CHAUSHEVA | MASSENET | "MEDITATION" FROM THAIS | “IL PICCOLO VIOLINO MAGICO” INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR YOUNG VIOLINISTS

 

YUME TOMITA | NING KAM | THEME AND VARIATIONS ON "AMAZING GRACE" | “IL PICCOLO VIOLINO MAGICO” INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR YOUNG VIOLINISTS

 

This year's jury comprises Pavel Vernikov (Jury Chair), Federico Guglielmo, Ting Jia, Mintcho Mintchev, Christiane LeBlanc, Julia Purgina, and Alexandre Snitkovski.

All 13 candidates, who were not selected for this year's final round, will also join the jury panel.

Previous major prize winners include Edward WaltonDaniil BulayevMurata NatsuhoShihan Wang and VC Rising Stars Fiona and Hina Khuong-Huu.

 

 

 

The Violin Channel recently sat down with Domenico Mason, Head of Competition, to get a better understanding of this significant, international junior talent development event. 

And, also caught up with 2019 former 1st prize winner, Edward Walton from Australia, for a flashback to his winning performance and for some helpful tips for this year's four young finalists.