BREAKING | Junior Finalists Announced at Menuhin Competition Richmond 2021

The final round for the junior division will be streamed on The Violin Channel on May 21 at 7:30 PM ET

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This year's junior finalists are:

  • Boha Moon (14, South Korea)

  • Hannah Wan Ching Tam (15, China)

  • Edward Walton (15, Australia/United Kingdom)

  • Keila Wakao (15, Japan/United States)

  • Kento Hong (14, United States/Japan/Taiwan)

 

For the final round, recorded virtually, each of the 5 junior finalists will perform the first movement of a classical or romantic concerto, with piano, a short piece of their own choice, plus the premiere of composer Mason Bates' Bound Away, commissioned specially for this year's competition.

This year's jury comprises violinist Pamela Frank (Chair), violinist and conductor Joji Hattori (Vice-Chair), violinist and entrepreneur Aaron Dworkin, pianist Piers Lane, violinists Soyoung Yoon, VC Artists Noah Bendix-Balgley and Angelo Xiang Yu, violinist, conductor, and educator Alf Richard Kraggerud, and conductor and Music Director of the Richmond Symphony, Valentina Peleggi.

The first prize winner of the junior division will receive USD $10,000 and the loan of a fine, Italian violin, sponsored by Florian Leonhard Violins.

As an official media partner of the competition, all rounds will be streamed on The Violin Channel. You won't miss a beat.

Full competition and festival schedule available at: www.2021.menuhincompetition.org/program-tickets

 

MENUHIN COMPETITION RICHMOND 2021

 

SATURDAY 15TH APRIL 2021
JUNIOR DIVISION SEMI-FINAL
LIVE FROM RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

 

 

Seohyun Kim (12, South Korea) | Pianist: Hyunjeong Kim

  • Elliott Carter | 4 Lauds, No. 3: Rhapsodic Musings
  • Beethoven | Violin Sonata No. 4 in A minor, Op. 23 | Presto and Andante scherzoso, più allegretto
  • Waxman | Carmen Fantasie

 

Raphael Nussbaumer (15, Switzerland) | Pianist: Kateryna Tereshchenko

  • Beethoven | Violin Sonata No. 4 in A minor, Op. 23 | Presto and Andante scherzoso, più allegretto
  • Alfred Felder | Capriccioso
  • Ravel | Tzigane

 

Fiona Khuong-Huu (14, Japan/France/United States) | Pianist: Rohan De Silva

  • Elliott Carter | Riconoscenza per Goffredo Petrassi
  • Beethoven | Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Major, Op. 23 | Allegro and Adagio molto espressivo
  • Waxman | Carmen Fantasie

 

Keila Wakao (15, Japan/United States) | Pianist: Dina Vainshtein

  • Beethoven | Violin Sonata No. 1 in D Major, Op. 12 | Allegro con brio and Tema con variazioni: Andante con moto
  • Steven Mackey | Interior Design for Solo Violin, Vermont Slate
  • Szymanowski | Nocturne and Tarantella

 

Kento Hong (14, United States/Japan/Taiwan) | Pianist: Nelson Padgett

  • Beethoven | Violin Sonata No. 1 in D Major, Op. 12 | Allegro con brio and Tema con variazioni: Andante con moto
  • David Froom | Shades of Red
  • Sarasate | Carmen Fantasy

 

SATURDAY 15TH MAY 2021
JUNIOR DIVISION SEMI-FINAL
LIVE FROM RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

 

 

Boha Moon (14, South Korea) | Pianist: Miroslav Sekera

  • Beethoven | Violin Sonata No. 4 in A minor, Op. 23 | Presto and Andante scherzoso, più allegretto
  • Jeongkyu Park | Nori
  • Ysaÿe | Caprice d'après l'étude en forme de valse de Saint-Saëns

 

Hannah Wan Ching Tam (15, China) | Pianist: Maria Jee

  • Beethoven | Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 12, Allegro vivace and Andante, più tosto allegretto
  •  Elliott Carter | 4 Lauds, No. 3: Rhapsodic Musings
  • Milstein | Paganiniana

 

Corina Deng (13, Canada) | Pianist: Athena Deng

  • Ellen Taaffe Zwilich | Fantasy for solo violin
  • Beethoven | Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Major, Op. 23 | Allegro and Adagio molto espressivo
  • Ravel | Tzigane

Edward Walton (15, Australia/United Kingdom) | Pianist: Laurence Matheson

  • Beethoven | Violin Sonata No. 1 in D Major, Op. 12 | Allegro con brio and Tema con variazioni: Andante con moto
  • Matthew Hindson | Song of Life
  • Waxman | Carmen Fantasie

Jinan Laurentia Woo (13, South Korea) | Pianist: Jun Cho

  • Shin Kim | Holo for solo violin
  • Beethoven | Violin Sonata No. 1 in D Major, Op. 12 | Allegro con brio and Tema con variazioni: Andante con moto
  • Wieniawski | Polonaise Brilliante No. 2 in A Major, Op. 21