Finalists Announced at Japan’s Sendai International Violin Competition

The 6 Finalists have today been announced at the 2019 Sendai International Violin Competition 

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The 6 Finalists have today been announced at the 2019 Sendai International Violin Competition  in Sendai, Japan.

The 6 Finalists are:

  • Rio Arai (20, Japan)
  • Chihiro Kitada (22, Japan)
  • Donghwi Ko (22, Korea)
  • Shannon Lee (26, Canada)
  • Elias David Moncado (18, Germany)
  • Mayu Tomotaki (23, Japan)

Open to international violinists 28 years and younger, the 1st prize winner will receive JPY 3,000,000 (USD $27,000), a CD recording – plus a number of important orchestral and festival performance opportunities.

The 2019 jury comprises: Yuzuko Horigome (Chairman), Gidon Kremer, Masafumi Hori, Boris Belkin, Olivier Charlier, Rodney Friend, Tomoko Kato, Younguck Kim, Cho-Liang Lin, Saeka Matsuyama, Joel Smirnoff and Isabelle Van Keulen.

Previous 1st prize winners include: VC Artists Richard Lin and Yoo Jin Jang.

https://youtu.be/yrNFvNiPd8c?t=75

RIO ARAI | PROKOFIEV | VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 1 IN D MAJOR | KEN TAKASEKI & SENDAI PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA | 2019 SENDAI INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION

 

https://youtu.be/vw8RVoYYVqk?t=38

CHIHIRO KITADA | PROKOFIEV | VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 1 IN D MAJOR | KEN TAKASEKI & SENDAI PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA | 2019 SENDAI INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION

 

https://youtu.be/rV4YXDif-xw?t=46

DONGHWI KO | BARTOK | VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 2 | KEN TAKASEKI & SENDAI PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA | 2019 SENDAI INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION

 

https://youtu.be/ppYo4Vb1Z7g?t=30

SHANNON LEE | BARTOK | VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 2 | KEN TAKASEKI & SENDAI PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA | 2019 SENDAI INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION

 

https://youtu.be/X6j_Gbb3KC8?t=52

ELIAS DAVID MONCADO | BARTOK | VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 2 | KEN TAKASEKI & SENDAI PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA | 2019 SENDAI INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION

 

https://youtu.be/1BJh3Kamylg?t=38

MAYU TOMOTAKI | PROKOFIEV | VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 1 IN D MAJOR | KEN TAKASEKI & SENDAI PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA | 2019 SENDAI INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION