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Applications Open for Japan's 2016 Sendai International Violin Competition

Applications are now open for the 2016 Sendai International Violin Competition, to be held in Sendai, Japan – from May 21st to June 5th.

Open to violinists of any nationality, born before or after January 1st 1988, the 1st prize winner will receive JPY 3,000,000 (US $25,000), a CD recording - and a number of prestigious international performance opportunities.

The 2016 jury includes: Chairperson Yuzuko Horigome, Vice-Chairpersons Masafumi Hori & Rodney Friend, Boris Belkin, Mauricio Fuks, Huang Mengla, Tomoko Kato, Younguck Kim, Cho-Liang Lin, Regis Pasquier, Kyoko Takezawa and Gidon Kremer.

Previous 1st prize winners include: VC 'Young Artists' Richard Lin & Clara Jumi Kang.

Applications to be received by November 16, 2015.

For application details, visit:

PICTURED: 2013 Sendai International Violin Competition 1st Prize Winner, VC 'Young Artist' Richard Lin, from Taiwan/United States

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