BREAKING NEWS | VC ‘Young Artist’ Nikki Chooi Awarded 1st Prize at Michael Hill International

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Former VC ‘Young Artist of the Week’, 24 year old Canadian violinist Nikki Chooi has been awarded 1st Prize at the 2013 Michael Hill International Violin Competition – in Auckland, New Zealand

[video_lightbox_youtube video_id=”G0tNI2O0fQQ” width=”590″ height=”385″ auto_thumb=”1″]Nikki Chooi | Sibelius Violin Concerto | 3rd Mvt | 2013 Michael Hill International Violin Competition

Sarah Christian, from Germany, was awarded 2nd – and the Chamber Music Bursary

Boston Mo, from Canada, was awarded 3rd Prize – and Natalie Lin, from New Zealand the Audience Prize

A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, and current student of Ida Kavafian and Donald Weilerstein at The Juilliard School, Nikki is a former prize winner at the Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition and the Young Concert Artists International Auditions

He will receive NZ $40,000, a CD recording on the Atoll label, a recital tour – and a personalised professional development programme

Live web streaming of all rounds is available at: http://bit.ly/12SSnuN

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