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Lina Nakano's Winning Performance at 2019 Zhuhai International Mozart Competition

The 2022 Zhuhai International Mozart Competition will take place from September 14-22, 2022

Open to violinists 24 and under, the 4th Zhuhai International Mozart Competition will be held completely virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The senior category first prize winner will receive $30,000.

Former first prize winners of the competition include Daniil Bulayev, Shihan Wang, Liu Yiming, Yuzhe Qiu, Jinan Woo, Simon Zhu, Haruna Shinoyama, and VC Artist María Dueñas.

Lina Nakano, 2019's first prize winner, performed Paganini's Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 6 in the Final Round. Watch her performance below:



This year's first round livestream will be held from September 14-16, while the second round livestream will take place from September 17-19. The Group A Finals livestream will be on September 20, Group B Finals on September 21, and Group C Finals on September 22.

The 2022 jury comprises Paul Roczek (Chairman), Pierre Amoyal, Kun Hu, Ida Kavafian, Alf-Richard Kraggerud, Dora Schwarzberg, Tong Weidong, and Ingolf Turban.


Lina Nakano began playing the violin at age 3. As a scholarship student, she is currently studying at the Toho Gakuen Music School in Tokyo with Akiko Tatsumi and Chihiro Morikawa. Her accomplishments include securing the First Grand Prize at the International Grumiaux Competition for Young Violinists in 2015, First Prize at the Third Zhuhai International Mozart Competition for Young Musicians in 2019, and First Prize at the Sendai International Music Competition in 2022.

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