BREAKING | Junior Semi-Finalists Announced at 2018 Menuhin Competition

The 10 junior candidates progressing through to the Semi-Final stage of the 2018 Menuhin Competition, in Geneva, Switzerland, have just minutes ago been announced

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The 10 candidates progressing through to the Semi-Final stage of the 2018 Menuhin Competition Junior Division, in Geneva, Switzerland, have just minutes ago been announced.

The 2018 Junior Division Semi-Finalists are:

  • Non Aoyama (13, Japan)
  • Chloe Chua (11, Singapore)
  • Miray Ito (15, United States/Japan)
  • Hina Khuong-Huu (13, United States/Japan/France)
  • Christian Li (10, Australia)
  • Haewon Lim (14, South Korea)
  • Ruibing Liu (13, China)
  • Guido Sant’Anna (12, Brazil)
  • Clara Shen (12, Germany)
  • Anatol János Toth (14, Switzerland/Germany)

 

 

Widely recognized as the world’s leading competition for violinists under the age of 16, previous Menuhin Competition Junior Division 1st prize winners include VC Young Artists Chad Hoopes, Kevin Zhu, Rennosuke FukudaKerson Leong and Yesong Sophie Lee.

The 1st prize winner of the 2018 Junior Division will receive CHF 10,000 and the 1-year loan of a fine Italian instrument – courtesy of Florian Leonhard Fine Violins.

An additional special prize, the 2-year loan of a very fine period Stradivarius violin from the private collection of Jonathan Moulds CBE, will also be awarded by the Beare’s International Violin Society to the Junior or Senior candidate deemed to have displayed the most outstanding potential throughout the competition.

 

NON AOYAMA & NICOLA EIMER | 2018 MENUHIN COMPETITION | JUNIOR 1ST ROUND | 13 YEARS OLD

 

CHLOE CHUA & SAYU HASHINO | 2018 MENUHIN COMPETITION | JUNIOR 1ST ROUND | 11 YEARS OLD

 

MIRAY ITO & SAYU HASHINO | 2018 MENUHIN COMPETITION | JUNIOR 1ST ROUND | 15 YEARS OLD

 

HINA KHOUNG-HUU & NICOLA EIMER | 2018 MENUHIN COMPETITION | JUNIOR 1ST ROUND | 13 YEARS OLD

 

CHRISTIAN LI & RUSUDAN ALAVIDZE | 2018 MENUHIN COMPETITION | JUNIOR 1ST ROUND | 10 YEARS OLD

 

HAEWON LIM & SAYU HASHINO | 2018 MENUHIN COMPETITION | JUNIOR 1ST ROUND | 14 YEARS OLD

 

RUIBING LIU & NICOLA EIMER | 2018 MENUHIN COMPETITION | JUNIOR 1ST ROUND | 14 YEARS OLD

 

GUIDO SANT’ANNA & NICOLA EIMER | 2018 MENUHIN COMPETITION | JUNIOR 1ST ROUND | 12 YEARS OLD

 

CLARA SHEN & SAYU HASHINO | 2018 MENUHIN COMPETITION | JUNIOR 1ST ROUND | 12 YEARS OLD

 

ANATOL JANOS TOTH & RUSUDAN ALAVIDZE | 2018 MENUHIN COMPETITION | JUNIOR 1ST ROUND | 14 YEARS OLD

 

The 2018 jury comprises: Jury chair Pamela Frank, Vice chair Joji HattoriItamar GolanIlya GringoltsHenning KraggerudLu SiqingMaxim VengerovSoyoung Yoon and VC Artist Josef Spacek.

Full live streaming of this year’s Menuhin Competition available live on The Violin Channel.

You won’t miss a beat! 

 

 

 

 

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