The 12 Semi-Finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2016 Montreal International Violin Competition, in Montreal, Canada – including 4 VC ‘Young Artists’.
- VC ‘Young Artist’ Richard Lin from Taiwan/United States
- VC ‘Young Artist’ Fedor Rudin from France/Russia
- VC ‘Young Artist’ Ayana Tsuji from Japan
- VC ‘Young Artist’ Bomsori Kim from South Korea
- Sirena Huang from the United States
- Christine Lim from the United States/South Korea
- Xiao Wang from China
- Anna Lee from South Korea
- Minami Yoshida from Japan
- Petteri Iivonen from Finland
- Gyehhe Kim from South Korea
- Ji Won Song from South Korea
Open to violinists of any nationality, aged 29 years or younger, the 1st prize winner will receive $30,000 CAD (US $23,000) – and a number of important international engagements.
This year’s jury comprises: Pierre Amoyal, Boris Brott, Boris Garlitsky, Ida Kavafian, Mihaela Martin, Vera Tsu Wei-Ling and Kathleen Winkler.
Previous prize winners include VC ‘Artists’ Benjamin Beilman, Nikita Borioso-Glebsky, Stephen Waarts, Zeyu Victor Li and Fedor Rudin.
The Violin Channel, as this year’s official competition media partner will be providing live rolling coverage direct from all venues. You won’t miss a beat.