The 9 Group C (17 to 23 Years Old) candidates progressing to the Semi-Final round of the 2017 2nd Zhuhai International Mozart Competition for Young Musicians have today been announced – in Zhuhai, China.
The 2017 Group C Senior Semi-Finalists are:
- Mizuki Chiba (21, Japan)
- Yiying Jiang (19, China)
- Oleksandr Korniev (23, Ukraine)
- Zixiang Lin (18, China)
- Yiming Liu (17, China)
- Tianlong Mai (22, China)
- Carla-Inés Marrero Martínez (22, Spain)
- Gabriel Ng (22, Singapore)
- Wendi Wang (19, China)
For the Semi-Final stage, each Senior candidate will present a complete Brahms Violin and Piano Sonata, a virtuosic bravura showpiece – plus this year’s newly-commissioned set work ‘Toi, Toi, Toi’ by Gerhard Wimberger.
This year’s competition is held in 3 age categories: Group A Juniors (12 Years and Under), Group B Intermediates (13 to 16 Years Old) and Group C Seniors (17 to 23 Years Old).
Presented by the University of Mozarteum Salzburg, the Senior Group C 1st prize winner will receive US $30,000.
The 2017 jury comprises: Paul Roczek (Artistic Director), Friedemann Eichhorn (Jury Chair), Shmuel Ashkenasi, Harald Eggebrecht, Ani Schnarch, Akiko Tatsumi, Weidong Tong and Lina Yu.
PICTURED: 2017 Zhuhai International Mozart Competition Senior Semi-Finalist Carla-Ines Marrero Martinez from Spain