No 1st Prize Awarded at Japan’s Sendai International Violin Competition

27-year-old Shannon Lee from Canada has today been awarded 2nd prize at the 2019 Sendai International Violin Competition

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27-year-old Shannon Lee from Canada has today been awarded 2nd prize at the 2019 Sendai International Violin Competition  in Sendai, Japan.

A graduate of Columbia University and the Curtis Institute of Music, and current student of Jaime Laredo and Jan Mark Sloman at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Shannon is a former prize winner at the Indianapolis and Naumburg International Violin Competitions – and was last month awarded 4th prize at the 2019 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition, in Brussels.

No first prize was awarded at this year’s competition.

 

SHANNON LEE | TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO IN D MAJOR | KEN TAKASEKI & SENDAI PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA | 2019 SENDAI INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 2ND PRIZE

 

Shannon will receive JPY 2,000,000 (USD $18,000), a CD recording – plus a number of important orchestral and festival performance opportunities.

3rd and 4th prizes were awarded to 23-year-old Mayu Tomotaki from Japan – and 22-year-old Chihiro Kitada from Japan.

5th prize was awarded to 18-year-old Elias David Moncado from Germany.

Joint 6th prize was awarded to 20-year-old Rio Arai from Japan – and 22-year-old Donghwi Ko from Korea.

 

MAYU TOMOTAKI | BRAHMS VIOLIN CONCERTO IN D MAJOR | KEN TAKASEKI & SENDAI PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA | 2019 SENDAI INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 3RD PRIZE

 

CHIHIRO KITADA | MOZART VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 5 IN A MAJOR | KEN TAKASEKI & SENDAI PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA | 2019 SENDAI INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 4TH PRIZE

ELIAS DAVID MONCADO | TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO IN D MAJOR | KEN TAKASEKI & SENDAI PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA | 2019 SENDAI INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 5TH PRIZE

 

RIO ARAI | BRAHMS VIOLIN CONCERTO IN D MAJOR | KEN TAKASEKI & SENDAI PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA | 2019 SENDAI INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | JOINT 6TH PRIZE

 

DONGHWI KO | MOZART VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 5 IN A MAJOR | KEN TAKASEKI & SENDAI PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA | 2019 SENDAI INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | JOINT 6TH PRIZE

 

 

The 2019 jury comprised: 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.

 

Sendai International Music Competition

2019 SENDAI INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION FINALISTS & AUDIENCE PRIZE RECIPIENTS: ANDREA OBISO, RIO ARAI, ELIAS DAVID MONCADO, MAYU TOMOTAKI, SHANNON LEE, CHIHIRO KITADA, DONGHWI KO AND KAORI FURUSAWA

 

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