The 10 Junior Semi-Finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2016 Menuhin Competition, in London.
For the Semi-Final round, to be held on Wednesday 13th April, each candidate will present the 1st movement of a Beethoven Violin Sonata, Dvorak’s ‘Terzetto in C’ or ‘Scherzo’ - plus a virtuosic work of the candidates own choice.
The 2016 Semi-Finalists are:
- 14 year old Takumi Taguchi, from the United States/Japan
- 11 year old Samuel Tan, from Singapore
- 13 year old Kevin Miura, from the United States/Japan
- 12 year old Yeyeong Jin, from South Korea
- 15 year old Johan Dalene, from Sweden
- 15 year old Anne Luisa Kramb from Germany
- 12 year old Yesong Sophie Lee, from the United States
- 13 year old Hina Maeda, from Japan
- 14 year old Elli Choi, from the United States
- 12 year old Na Kyung Kang from South Korea
Full playback of the opening round, is available at: http://bit.ly/1FAXBQk.
The 2016 Junior Menuhin Competition 1st prize winner will receive £5,000, a number of important European performance opportunities, plus the 1 year loan of a fine Italian violin - on loan from Florian Leonhard Fine Violins.
Widely recognised as the world’s leading competition for violinists under the age of 22, previous 1st prize winners include VC ‘Artists’ Ray Chen, Chad Hoopes, Angelo Xiang Yu, Kerson Leong and Stephen Waarts – and VC ‘Rising Stars’ Kevin Zhu and Rennosuke Fukuda.
The 2016 jury comprises: Chairwoman Pamela Frank, former laureates Julia Fischer, VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen, Tasmin Little, Ning Feng and Joji Hattori – and pianist Jeremy Menuhin, violinist Dong-Suk Kang and Verbier Festival Director, Martin Engstroem.
As the competition’s official 2016 media partner, The Violin Channel will be providing exclusive rolling-coverage – live from all venues.
You won’t miss a beat!
2016 Junior Semi-Finalists, 15 year old Anne Luisa Kramb from Germany and 14 year old Elli Choi, from the United States
2016 Junior Semi-Finalists, 13 year old Kevin Miura and 14 year old Takumi Taguchi
2016 Junior Semi-Finalists, 12 year old Yesong Sophie Lee, from the United States and 12 year old Na Kyung Kang, from South Korea
2014 Junior 1st Prize Winner, VC ‘Rising Star’ Rennosuke Fukuda congratulating 2016 Semi-Finalist, 15 year old Johan Dalene, from Sweden