The 3 Finalists have today been announced at the 2016 9th Leopold Mozart International Violin Competition, in Augsburg, Germany.
The 2016 Finalists are:
- 16 year old Ziyu He from China
- 23 year old Jae Hyeong Lee from South Korea
- 23 year old Ji Won Song from South Korea
For the Final round, to be held on Thursday 12th May, each candidate will present Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major.
The 1st prize winner will receive €10,000 (US $12,000), a CD recording – and a number of important European engagements.
This year’s jury comprises: Paul Roczek (Chairman), Achim Fiedler, Suzanne Gessner, Vladimir Ivanov, Min Kim, Senta Kraemer, Gyorgy Pauk, Baiba Skride, Wei-Dong Tong and Petru Munteanu.
Previous 1st prize winner include: Isabelle Faust, Benjamin Schmid, Suyoen Kim, Yura Lee and Maia Cabeza.
Ziyu He was last month awarded 1st prize in the Senior Menuhin Competition, in London, and will perform on the 1715 'Schneiderhan' Stradivarius - on generous loan from a patron of the Beare’s International Violin Society.