BREAKING | Stella Chen Awarded 1st Prize at Brussel’s Queen Elisabeth Competition

26-year old Stella Chen has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition

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26-year old Stella Chen from the United States has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition – in Brussels, Belgium.

A graduate of the New England Conservatory and Harvard University, where she studied with Donald Weilerstein and Miriam Fried and current student of Li Lin, Catherine Cho and Donald Weilerstein at The Juilliard School, Stella is a former prize winner at the Tibor Varga International Violin Competition and the Menuhin Competition.

2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to: 25-year-old VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi from Canada and 23-year-old VC Young Artist Stephen Kim from the United States.

4th, 5th and 6th prizes were awarded to: 26-year-old Shannon Lee from Canada/United States, 27-year-old Julia Pusker from Hungary and 26-year-old VC Young Artist Ioana Cristina Goicea from Romania.

 

STELLA CHEN | 2019 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | KIMMO HAKOLA | FIDL | HUGH WOLFF & BELGIAN NATIONAL ORCHESTRA | 1ST PRIZE

 

STELLA CHEN | 2019 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO | HUGH WOLFF & BELGIAN NATIONAL ORCHESTRA | 1ST PRIZE

 

Open to international violinists aged 18 to 30 years old who are ready to embark on an international career, Stella will receive €25,000, a CD recording, a number of important international performance opportunities – plus the 4 year use of the 1708 Huggins Stradivarius violin, on generous loan from the Nippon Music Foundation.

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST TIMOTHY CHOOI | 2019 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | KIMMO HAKOLA | FIDL | HUGH WOLFF & BELGIAN NATIONAL ORCHESTRA | 2ND PRIZE

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST TIMOTHY CHOOI | 2019 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO | HUGH WOLFF & BELGIAN NATIONAL ORCHESTRA | 2ND PRIZE

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST STEPHEN KIM | 2019 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | KIMMO HAKOLA | FIDL | HUGH WOLFF & BELGIAN NATIONAL ORCHESTRA | 3RD PRIZE

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST STEPHEN KIM | 2019 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | BRAHMS VIOLIN CONCERTO | HUGH WOLFF & BELGIAN NATIONAL ORCHESTRA | 3RD PRIZE

 

The 2019 jury comprised: Pierre Amoyal, Martin Beaver, Corina Belcea, Patrice Fontanarosa, Pamela Frank, Koichiro Harada, Dong-Suk Kang, Victor Kissine, Jaime Laredo, Natalia Prischepenko, Vadim Repin and Arabella Steinbacher.

Previous 1st prize winners include: David Oistrakh, Leonid Kogan, Jaime Laredo, Philippe Hischhorn, Miriam Fried, Vadim Repin, Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, Baiba Skride – and VC Artists Ray Chen and Ji-Young Lim.

 

SHANNON LEE | 2019 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | KIMMO HAKOLA | FIDL | HUGH WOLFF & BELGIAN NATIONAL ORCHESTRA | 4TH PRIZE

 

SHANNON LEE | 2019 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO | HUGH WOLFF & BELGIAN NATIONAL ORCHESTRA | 4TH PRIZE

 

JULIA PUSKER | 2019 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | KIMMO HAKOLA | FIDL | HUGH WOLFF & BELGIAN NATIONAL ORCHESTRA | 5TH PRIZE

 

JULIA PUSKER | 2019 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | BEETHOVEN VIOLIN CONCERTO | HUGH WOLFF & BELGIAN NATIONAL ORCHESTRA | 5TH PRIZE

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST IOANA CRISTINA GOICEA | 2019 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | KIMMO HAKOLA | FIDL | HUGH WOLFF & BELGIAN NATIONAL ORCHESTRA | 6TH PRIZE

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST IOANA CRISTINA GOICEA | 2019 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | SHOSTAKOVICH VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 1 IN A MINOR | HUGH WOLFF & BELGIAN NATIONAL ORCHESTRA | 6TH PRIZE

 

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