The 3 finalists have today been announced at the 2016 Gisborne International Music Competition, in New Zealand.
This year’s finalists are 16 year old violinist Yebin Yoo from Sydney, 16 year old violinist Oscar Han from Sydney and 24 year old violinist Natalia Harvey from Sydney.
The annual competition, open to solo orchestral instrumentalists aged 16-25, is regarded as one of the most significant development bursaries in the Australasian region.
The 1st prize winner will receive $9,000 NZD (US $6,500) and a number of performance opportunities.
Previous 1st prize winners include 2015 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition prize winner Amalia Hall, from New Zealand - and 2016 Lipizer International Violin Competition prize winner James Dong, from Australia.
The final round will conclude on the 3rd of December.