The 3 Finalists have, just minutes ago, been announced at the 2017 Michael Hill International Violin Competition, in Auckland, New Zealand.
The 2017 Finalists are:
- Benjamin Baker (26, New Zealand)
- Ioana Cristina Goicea (24, Romania)
- Luke Hsu (26, USA)
For the Final round, to be hosted on the evening of Saturday 10th June at the Auckland Town Hall, each of the 3 Finalists will perform a major Romantic or 20th Century violin concerto - with conductor Giordano Bellincampi and the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra.
The 2017 winner will receive NZ $40,000 (US $31,000), a recording on the Atoll label, an intensive New Zealand and Australia performance tour, a custom-designed suit or gown – and a personalised professional career development programme.
The Violin Channel will be reporting live from the Auckland Town Hall.
Rolling coverage of all 9 days available live and exclusively on The Violin Channel at: http://bit.ly/2qG0nSI
You won’t miss a beat!