BREAKING | 6 Junior Finalists Announced at 2018 Menuhin Competition

The 6 candidates progressing through to the Final stage of the 2018 Menuhin Competition Junior Division have been announced

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Junior Menuhin Competition Finalists 2018 Cover

The 6 candidates progressing through to the Final stage of the 2018 Menuhin Competition Junior Division, in Geneva, Switzerland, have just minutes ago been announced.

The 2018 Junior Division Finalists are:

  • Chloe Chua (11, Singapore)
  • Hina Khuong-Huu (13, United States/Japan/France)
  • Christian Li (10, Australia)
  • Ruibing Liu (13, China)
  • Guido Sant’Anna (12, Brazil)
  • Clara Shen (12, Germany)

“Whilst the competition’s intention was always to have five junior finalists, our jury of eight simply couldn’t agree between two of the candidates … even after voting three separate times …” Competition Artistic Director, Gordon Back has told The Violin Channel.

“We all felt artistically the fairest thing to do was to put both candidates through … all six finalists are fantastic players, so let’s give them all the opportunity,” he has said.

 

CHLOE CHUA | 2018 MENUHIN COMPETITION | JUNIOR SEMI-FINAL | 11 YEARS OLD

 

HINA KHUONG-HUU | 2018 MENUHIN COMPETITION | JUNIOR SEMI-FINAL | 13 YEARS OLD

 

CHRISTIAN LI | 2018 MENUHIN COMPETITION | JUNIOR SEMI-FINAL | 10 YEARS OLD

 

RUIBING LIU | 2018 MENUHIN COMPETITION | JUNIOR SEMI-FINAL | 13 YEARS OLD

 

GUIDO SANT’ANNA | 2018 MENUHIN COMPETITION | JUNIOR SEMI-FINAL | 12 YEARS OLD

 

CLARA SHEN | 2018 MENUHIN COMPETITION | JUNIOR SEMI-FINAL | 12 YEARS OLD

 

Widely recognized as the world’s leading competition for violinists under the age of 16, previous Menuhin Competition Junior Division 1st prize winners include VC Young Artists Chad Hoopes, Kevin Zhu, Rennosuke FukudaKerson Leong and Yesong Sophie Lee.

The 1st prize winner of the 2018 Junior Division will receive CHF 10,000 and the 1-year loan of a fine Italian instrument – courtesy of Florian Leonhard Fine Violins.

An additional special prize, the 2-year loan of a very fine period Stradivarius violin from the private collection of Jonathan Moulds CBE, will also be awarded by the Beare’s International Violin Society to the Junior or Senior candidate deemed to have displayed the most outstanding potential throughout the competition.

The 2018 jury comprises: Jury chair Pamela Frank, Vice chair Joji HattoriItamar GolanIlya GringoltsHenning KraggerudLu SiqingMaxim VengerovSoyoung Yoon and VC Artist Josef Spacek.

Full live streaming of this year’s Menuhin Competition available live on The Violin Channel.

You won’t miss a beat! 

 

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