BREAKING | Senior Semi-Finalists Announced at Menuhin Competition Richmond 2021

The semi-final round for the senior division will be streamed on The Violin Channel on May 16 at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM EST



This year's senior semi-finalists are:

  • Karisa Chiu (21, United States)

  • Hana Chang (18, Singapore/Japan/United States)

  • Eric Chen (20, Taiwan/United States)

  • María Dueñas (18, Spain)

  • Bohdan Luts (16, Ukraine)

  • Emma Meinrenken (21, Canada)

  • Serin Park (17, South Korea/United States)

  • Emily Shehi (22, United States)

  • Simon Zhu (20, Germany)



This year's jury is comprised of violinist Pamela Frank (Chair), violinist and conductor Joji Hattori (Vice-Chair), violinist and entrepreneur Aaron Dworkin, pianist Piers Lane, violinists Soyoung Yoon, VC Artists Noah Bendix-Balgley and Angelo Xiang Yu, violinist, conductor, and educator Alf Richard Kraggerud, and conductor and Music Director of the Richmond Symphony, Valentina Peleggi.

The first prize winner of this year's senior division will receive USD $20,000 and a 2-year loan of a golden period Stradivarius violin from the private collection of Jonathan Moulds CBE courtesy of the Beare’s International Violin Society and a bow made by Christophe Landon.

Four senior semi-finalists will progress to this year's final round, to be held on May 22.

As the competition's official international broadcaster, all rounds will be streamed on The Violin Channel. You won't miss a beat.

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