Fly-On-The-Wall Glimpse Into the World of This Year’s Menuhin Comp Candidates

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With just 2 days to go until the opening rounds of the 2014 Menuhin Competition, the world’s leading international competition for violinists 21 years and younger, we thought it might be fun to take a quick fly-on-the-wall sneak peak into the lives of a few of this year’s 22 senior and 20 junior competitors.

Meet 20 year old, VC ‘Young Artist’ Timothy Chooi from Canada →

[video_lightbox_youtube video_id=”CFL-rpPhJDI” width=”590″ height=”385″ auto_thumb=”1″ ]2014 Menuhin Competition | A Glimpse into the World of Timothy Chooi | Senior Competition

12 year old Daniel Lozakovitj, from Sweden  →

[video_lightbox_youtube video_id=”yulSUKIz4x8″ width=”590″ height=”385″ auto_thumb=”1″ ]2014 Menuhin Competition | A Glimpse into the World of Daniel Lozakovitj | Junior Competition

21 year old Roman Flipov, from Russia →

[video_lightbox_youtube video_id=”ETc8XgonKLg” width=”590″ height=”385″ auto_thumb=”1″ ]2014 Menuhin Competition | A Glimpse into the World of Roman Flipiov | Senior Competition

19 year old Natsumi Tsuboi, from Japan →

[video_lightbox_youtube video_id=”ov402inzIcU” width=”590″ height=”385″ auto_thumb=”1″ ]2014 Menuhin Competition | A Glimpse into the World of Natsumi Tsuboi | Senior Competition

Meet 19 year old Max Tan, from Japan →

[video_lightbox_youtube video_id=”oOAhKNq5gps” width=”590″ height=”385″ auto_thumb=”1″ ]2014 Menuhin Competition | A Glimpse into the World of Max Tan | Senior Competition

The bi-annual international competition will be hosted from the 21st February to the 2nd of March 2014 at the Butler School of Music, in Austin, USA.

The Senior Grand Prize winner will receive US $10,000 and the 1 year loan of a fine Italian violin – courtesy of Christophe Landon Rare Violins

Previous Menuhin Competition prize winners include VC ‘Young Artists’ Ray Chen, Chad Hoopes, Hrachya Avanesyan, Jiafeng Chen, So-Young Yoon, Xiang Yu, Suyeon Kang, Soo-Been Lee and Kevin Zhu.

The Violin Channel will be providing live and extensive coverage of this year’s event.

 

2014 Senior Competitors → Jung Min Choi (19, Korea), Timothy Chooi (19, Canada), Gloria Ferry-Brennan (17, USA), Roman Filipov (21, Russia), Anna Filochowska (19, Poland), William Hagen (20, USA), Stephen Kim (18, USA), Alina Ming Kobialka (16, USA), Miyeon Lee (19, Korea), Zeyu Victor Li (17, China), Chi Li (19, Taiwan), Christine Lim (19, USA), Kevin Lin (20, Taiwan-USA), Hao Miao (20, China), Kyung Ah Oh (21, Korea), Yu-Ah Ok (20, Korea), Ji-Won Song (21, Korea), Max Tan (20, USA), Natsumi Tsuboi (20, Japan), Stephen Waarts (17, USA-Holland), In Mo Yang (18, Korea) and Minami Yoshida (15, Japan)

2014 Junior Competitors → Elvina Sung-Eun Auh (14, USA), Aristides Boutris (13, USA), Josephine Chung (14, Australia), Tsutomu William Copeland (15, USA), Rennosuke Fukuda (14, Japan), Ludvig Gudim (14, Norway), Alena Hove (14, USA), Antoni Ingielewicz (12, Poland), Dong-Hyun Kim (14, Korea), Haram Kim (15, Korea), Emiri Kobayashi (13, Japan), Paul Kropfitsch (13, Austria), Yesong Sophie Lee (10, USA), Geneva Lewis (15, USA), Daniel Lozakovitj (12, Sweden), Taichi Miyamoto (14, Japan), Jaewon Wee (14, Korea), Claire Wells (12, USA), Ilana Zaks (13, USA) and Alex Zhou (12, USA)

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