The organisers of the Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition have today released the jurors’ individual scores and ranking for all 3 rounds of the 2017 competition.
In the Final round, 1st prize winner VC Young Artist Sirena Huang from the United States was ranked number 1 by 6 of the 7 jury members – with an average aggregated score of 96.05 out of 100.
Jurors Alexander Gilman and Daniel Heifetz awarded the 22 year old Juilliard School graduate, and current Yale University post-graduate student, a perfect score of 100 out of 100 – for her Final Round performance of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto.
Sirena was also ranked in 1st overall position after the Semi-Final Round 2 stage of the competition.
Juror Ilya Kaler abstained from voting for 2nd prize winner Alina Ming Kobialka, as per the competition rules, as she is a current student of his at the DePaul University in Chicago.
Juror Vera Tsu was not permitted to vote for Quanshuai Li in any of the competition rounds as he had studied with her during his formative years at the Central Conservatory of Music in China.
Both jurors were required to leave the concert hall during their students’ performances.