The competitor order and opening round schedule has today been announced at the 2017 Michael Hill International Violin Competition, in Queenstown, New Zealand.
Round 1 - Friday June 2nd, 2017
3:00 – 3.40pm - Elizabeth Basoff-Darskaia, Russia / USA
3:40 - 4:20pm - Jung Min Choi, South Korea
4.35 – 5.15pm - Asako Fukuda, Japan
5.15 – 5.55pm - So Young Choi, South Korea
7.00 – 7.40pm - Galiya Zharova, Kazakhstan
7.40 – 8.20pm - Momo Wong, Japan / USA
8:40 - 9:20pm - Natsumi Tsuboi, Japan
9.20 – 10.00pm - Sumina Studer, Switzerland
Round 1 - Saturday June 3rd, 2017
10:00 – 10.40am - Ioana Cristina Goicea, Romania
10:40 - 11:20am - Olga Šroubková, Czech Republic
11.35am – 12.15pm - Yoo Min Seo, South Korea
12.15 – 12.55pm - Jaeook Lee, South Korea
2.00 – 2.40pm - Kunwha Lee, South Korea
2.40 – 3.20pm - Benjamin Baker, New Zealand
3.35 – 4.15pm - Luke Hsu, USA
4.15 – 4.45pm - Mari Lee, South Korea / Japan
The Violin Channel, as the competition’s 2017 Official Media Partner, will be providing rolling coverage for all 9 days – live from Auckland and Queenstown.
Full streaming of all rounds will be available live and exclusively at: http://bit.ly/2qG0nSI
For the opening round each candidate will present 2 movements from a Solo Bach Sonata or Partita, a Paganini Caprice, a salon work for violin and a piano plus a work of their own choice - which they will personally introduce to the audience.
The 2017 winner will receive NZ $40,000 (US $31,000), a recording contract, an intensive New Zealand performance tour – and a personalised professional career development programme.
The 2017 jury will comprise: Pamela Frank, Ilya Gringolts, Dong-Suk Kang, Vesa-Matti Leppänen, Silvia Marvovici, Dene Olding and Krzysztof Wegrzyn.
You won’t miss a beat.