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Open to international violinists born between October 10, 1989, and September 26, 2005, this year's first prize winner will receive the €30,000 "Joseph Joachim" Award and the three-year use of a 1765 Giovanni Battista Guadagnini fine violin — on a generous loan from the Fritz Behrens Foundation.

In addition, each of the 2021 four finalists, including the first prize winner, will receive €10,000 and will have earned the right to bear the title "Laureate of the Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover."

"The jury's job this year is extremely difficult," Co-Artistic Directors Antje Weithass and Oliver Wille this week told The Violin Channel. 

"We're asked our young musicians, in the challenging first two rounds to show us all aspects and varieties of their musical talent," they added. "Obviously there has to be a certain technical standard to fulfill and survive the first two weeks, but in the end, if the performances don't touch and reach hearts and minds, one cannot and should not win here in Hannover. At least, that's what we are hoping for!"

The 2021 international jury comprises Carolin Widman (Chairwoman), Eleonore Büning, Ana Chumachenco, Suyoen Kim, Robert Levin, Andrew Manze, Christine Schäfer, Ulf Wallin, Zohrab Tedevosyan and Donald Weilerstein.

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY OCTOBER 10, 2021 | 5:30 AM (ET)
2021 JOACHIM INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION HANNOVER
HANNOVER UNIVERSITY OF MUSIC
FINAL CONCERTO ROUND — SESSION ONE

 

For the final round, each candidate will present either the Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn, or Schumann Violin Concerti, with NDR Radiophilharmonie Chief Conductor Andrew Manze - in addition to a newly-commissioned work by German composer Manfred Trojahn.

 

Minami Yoshida (22, Japan)

  • Brahms | Violin Concerto in D major

Chiara Sannicandro (23, Germany)

  • Schumann | Violin Concerto in D minor

 

FRIDAY OCTOBER 10, 2021 | 10:00 AM (ET)
2021 JOACHIM INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION HANNOVER
HANNOVER UNIVERSITY OF MUSIC
FINAL CONCERTO ROUND — SESSION TWO

For the final round, each candidate will present either the Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn, or Schumann Violin Concerti, with NDR Radiophilharmonie Chief Conductor Andrew Manze - in addition to a newly-commissioned work by German composer Manfred Trojahn.

The 2021 laureates and prize winners will be announced at the conclusion of the session.

 

Javier Comensaña (22, Spain)

  • Schumann | Violin Concerto in D minor

Maria Ioudenitch (25, United States)

  • Brahms | Violin Concerto in D major

 

For the first time this year, a new chamber music prize will be awarded, in addition to the audience prize and the prize for the best interpretation of the newly commissioned work.

G. Henle Verlag will also award €2,000 worth of sheet music vouchers, to be divided amongst the finalists.

More than 30 concert promoters will also extend invitations to a candidate of their choosing from any of the 10 semi-finalists in this year's competition, who will perform as part of their concert series, season, or festival. This can include engagements from the Beethovenfest Bonn, the Bozar Center for Fine Arts, Camerata Bern, Poznan Philharmonic, Cologne Philharmonic, Schleswig-Holstein Festival, the NDR Radiophilharmonie, and the Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich. 

For the first time in the competition's history, Warner Classics will also select one candidate of their choosing to record a debut album — which they will release and market internationally under their label.

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY OCTOBER 7, 2021 | 9:00 AM (ET)
2021 JOACHIM INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION HANNOVER
HANNOVER UNIVERSITY OF MUSIC
SEMI-FINAL RECITAL & QUARTET ROUND — SESSION FOUR

 

In the second semi-final component, each candidate will present a 60-70 minute recital that they have curated themselves inspired by the following quote from prominent German author Carolin Emcke's 'How we desire':

"Home is where we start from, and it is no more and no less than that. It is where we begin, where we set off from. It’s not where we stay; it’s not somewhere that accompanies us unchanged. When we set off on our wanderings in pursuit of our desire, we are driven by a restless and a sense of exile to search for another home, another homeland.” 

The only requirement is to include a previously undisclosed Haydn String Quartet movement witin the recital, to be played with members of the Kuss String Quartet - however with the first violin part sheet music will be provided to the candidate only approximately 40 hours in advance of the performance.

 

Maria Ioudenitch (25, United States)

  • Haydn | String Quartet in C major Op. 54, No. 2 | Vivace
  • Robert Schumann | Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in D minor
  • Chausson | Poème
  • Daniel Ott | Double Aria
  • Tchaikovsky | Six Romances Op. 6 No. 6 "None but the lonely heart"
  • Debussy | Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor

 

 

Minami Yoshida (22, Japan)

  • Haydn | String Quartet in C major Op. 54, No. 2 | Vivace
  • Chausson | Poème
  • Elgar | Sonata for Violin and Piano in E minor
  • George Enescu | Ballade

 

 

Sara Domjanic (23, Liechtenstein)

  • Adrien François Servais | Variations brilliantes sur God save the King for Violin and Cello
  • Haydn | String Quartet in C major Op. 54, No. 2 | Vivace
  • Ysaÿe | Si vous saviez César
  • Franck | Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major

 

 

Chiara Sannicandro (23, Germany)

  • Haydn | String Quartet in C major Op. 54, No. 2 | Vivace
  • Brahms | Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in A major
  • Szymanowski | Mythes, op. 30 – I. La Fontaine d’Arethuse, III. Dryades et Pan
  • Béla Bartók | Rhapsody No. 2

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 6, 2021 | 9:00 AM (ET)
2021 JOACHIM INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION HANNOVER
HANNOVER UNIVERSITY OF MUSIC
SEMI-FINAL RECITAL & QUARTET ROUND — SESSION THREE

 

In the second semi-final component, each candidates will present a 60-70 minute recital that they have curated themselves inspired by the following quote from prominent German author Carolin Emcke's 'How we desire':

"Home is where we start from, and it is no more and no less than that. It is where we begin, where we set off from. It’s not where we stay; it’s not somewhere that accompanies us unchanged. When we set off on our wanderings in pursuit of our desire, we are driven by a restless and a sense of exile to search for another home, another homeland.” 

The only requirement is to include a previously undisclosed Haydn String Quartet movement within the recital, to be played with members of the Kuss String Quartet - however with the first violin part sheet music will be provided to the candidate only approximately 40 hours in advance of the performance.

 

 

Claire Bourg (26, United States)

  • Janáček | Sonata for Violin and Piano
  • Eric Tanguy | Sonata Brève for Solo Violin
  • Robert Schumann | Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in D minor
  • Haydn | Haydn String quartet in D major Op. 50 No. 6 | Allegro

 

 

Lorenz Karls (20, Sweden/Austria)

  • Bach | Partita for Solo Violin in E major | Gavotte en Rondeau
  • Lera Auerabach | Par.ti.ta
  • Haydn | String quartet in D major Op. 50 No. 6 | Allegro
  • Bo Linde | Dance Fantasy
  • Brahms | Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 in D minor
  • Kreisler | Caprice Viennois

 

 

Elli Choi (19, United States)

  • Haydn | String quartet in D major Op. 50 No. 6 | Allegro
  • Tartini | Sonata for Solo Violin in G minor
  • Prokofiev | Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in F minor
  • Ernst | Last Rose of Summer

 

 

Javier Comensaña (22, Spain)

  • Haydn | String quartet in D major Op. 50 No. 6 | Allegro
  • Stravinsky | Suite Italienne for Violin and Piano
  • Beethoven | Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 9 in A major

 

TUESDAY OCTOBER 5, 2021 | 12:00 PM (ET)
2021 JOACHIM INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION HANNOVER
HANNOVER UNIVERSITY OF MUSIC
SEMI-FINAL CHAMBER ENSEMBLE ROUND — SESSION TWO

 

The first-part of the semi-final round will ask candidates to play and conduct a Mozart Violin Concerto with the Camerata Bern, and then serve as the ensemble's acting Concertmaster for a performance of Bartok's "Divertimento"

 

Maria Ioudenitch (25, United States)

  • Mozart | Violin Concerto No. 5  in A major
  • Bartók | Divertimento

 

 

Minami Yoshida (22, Japan)

  • Mozart | Violin Concerto No. 5  in A major
  • Bartók | Divertimento

 

Sara Domjanic (23, Liechtenstein)

  • Bartók | Divertimento
  • Mozart | Violin Concerto No. 4  in D major

 

 

Chiara Sannicandro (23, Germany)

  • Mozart | Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major
  • Bartók | Divertimento

 

MONDAY OCTOBER 4, 2021 | 12:00 PM (ET)
2021 JOACHIM INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION HANNOVER
HANNOVER UNIVERSITY OF MUSIC
SEMI-FINAL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA ROUND — SESSION ONE

 

The first-part of the semi-final round will ask candidates to play and conduct a Mozart Violin Concerto with the Camerata Bern, and then serve as the ensemble's acting Concertmaster for a performance of Bartok's "Divertimento"

 

 

Claire Bourg (26, United States)

  • Mozart | Violin Concerto No. 5  in A major
  • Bartók | Divertimento

 

 

Lorenz Karls (20, Sweden/Austria)

  • Mozart | Violin Concerto No. 4  in D major
  • Bartók | Divertimento

 

Elli Choi (19, United States)

  • Mozart | Violin Concerto No. 4  in D major
  • Bartók | Divertimento

 

Javier Comensaña (22, Spain)

  • Mozart | Violin Concerto No. 1  in Bb major
  • Bartók | Divertimento

 

 

 

SATURDAY OCTOBER 2, 2021 | 4:00 AM (ET)
2021 JOACHIM INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION HANNOVER
HANNOVER UNIVERSITY OF MUSIC
PRELIMINARY DUO ROUND ONE — DAY SIX SESSION ONE

 

For the second presentation of the preliminary opening round for this year’s jury, each candidate will present a maximum 35-minute second recital comprising a complete Beethoven or Schubert Sonata work for Violin & Piano — coupled with a bravura piece for violin and piano or solo violin of the candidate’s own choosing.

 

Mathilde Milwidsky (26, United Kingdom)

  • Beethoven | Sonata for violin and piano in A minor
  • Wieniawski | Fantasia on Themes from Faust

 

 

Yurina Arai (26, Japan)

  • Beethoven | Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major No. 1
  • Ysaÿe | Poème élégiaque in D minor

 

 

Anna Lee (25, United States/South Korea)

  • Schubert | Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major
  • Ginastera | Pampeana No. 1

 

 

Hawijch Elders (22, Netherlands)

  • Schubert | Fantasy in C major
  • Camille/Ysaÿe | Caprice d'après l'étude en forme de valse

 

Enrique Rodrigues (19, Canada)

  • Beethoven | Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-flat major No. 3
  • Bloch | Nigun

 

 

Chiara Sannicandro (23, Germany)

  • Beethoven | Sonata for violin and piano in A major No. 1
  • Wieniawski | Fantasia on Themes from Faust

 

 

FRIDAY OCTOBER 1, 2021 | 1:00 PM (ET)
2021 JOACHIM INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION HANNOVER
HANNOVER UNIVERSITY OF MUSIC
PRELIMINARY DUO ROUND ONE — DAY FIVE SESSION ONE

 

For the second presentation of the preliminary opening round for this year’s jury, each candidate will present a maximum 35-minute second recital comprising a complete Beethoven or Schubert Sonata work for Violin & Piano — coupled with a bravura piece for violin and piano or solo violin of the candidate’s own choosing.

 

 

  • Julian Walder (20, Austria)

    • Schubert | Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major
    • Waxman | Carmen-Fantasy

Alexandra Weissbecker (19, Germany/Russia)

  • Beethoven | Sonata for violin and piano in A minor
  • Tchaikovsky (Arr. Bezekirsky) | Valse-Scherzo, op. 34

 

Zhixin Zhang (20, China)

  • Beethoven | Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-flat major No. 3
  • Ernst | The Last Rose of Summer

 

Minami Yoshida (22, Japan)

  • Schubert | Fantasy in C major
  • Tchaikovsky (Arr. Bezekirsky) | Valse-Scherzo

 

Sara Domjanic (23, Liechtenstein)

  • Schubert | Rondo in B minor
  • Olivier Messiaen | Thème et variations

 

 

Fanny Fheodoroff (24, Austria)

  • Johann Paul von Westhoff | Suite for solo violin No. 6 in D major
  • Schubert | Fantasy in C major

 

FRIDAY OCTOBER 1, 2021 | 11:00 AM (ET)
2021 JOACHIM INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION HANNOVER
HANNOVER UNIVERSITY OF MUSIC
PRELIMINARY DUO ROUND ONE — DAY FIVE SESSION ONE

 

For the second presentation of the preliminary opening round for this year’s jury, each candidate will present a maximum 35-minute second recital comprising a complete Beethoven or Schubert Sonata work for Violin & Piano — coupled with a bravura piece for violin and piano or solo violin of the candidate’s own choosing.

 

  • Yukari Ohno (26, Japan)

    • Beethoven | Sonata for Violin and Piano in A minor
    • Tchaikovsky (Arr.Bezekirsky) | Valse-Scherz

 

Agnes Langer (28, Hungary)

  • Schubert | Rondo in B minor
  • Szymanowski | Nocturne und Tarantella

 

Maria Ioudenitch (25, United States)

  • Schubert | Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major
  • Saint-Saëns/Ysaÿe | Caprice d'après l'étude en forme de valse

 

 

FRIDAY OCTOBER 1, 2021 | 4:00 AM (ET)
2021 JOACHIM INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION HANNOVER
HANNOVER UNIVERSITY OF MUSIC
PRELIMINARY DUO ROUND ONE— DAY FIVE SESSION ONE

 

For the second presentation of the preliminary opening round for this year’s jury, each candidate will present a maximum 35-minute second recital comprising a complete Beethoven or Schubert Sonata work for Violin & Piano — coupled with a bravura piece for violin and piano or solo violin of the candidate’s own choosing.

 

Yuki Hirano (17, Japan)

  • Schubert | Rondo in B minor
  • Saint-Saëns/Ysaÿe | Caprice d'après l'étude en forme de valse

Elli Choi (19, United States)

  • Beethoven | Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-flat major No. 3
  • Wieniawski | Fantasia on Themes from Faust

 

 

 

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 | 1:00 PM (ET)
2021 JOACHIM INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION HANNOVER
HANNOVER UNIVERSITY OF MUSIC
PRELIMINARY DUO ROUND ONE  — DAY FOUR SESSION TWO

 

For the second presentation of the preliminary opening round for this year’s jury, each candidate will present a maximum 35-minute second recital comprising a complete Beethoven or Schubert Sonata work for Violin & Piano — coupled with a bravura piece for violin and piano or solo violin of the candidate’s own choosing.

 

Clarissa Bevilaqua (19, Italy/United States)

  • Beethoven | Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-flat major No. 3
  • Saint-Saëns | Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A minor

 

Jane Cho (24, South Korea)

  • Schubert | Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major
  • Chausson | Poème

 

Charlotte Marckx (19, United States)

  • Schubert | Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major
  • Waxman | Carmen-Fantasy

 

 

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 | 11:00 AM (ET)
2021 JOACHIM INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION HANNOVER
HANNOVER UNIVERSITY OF MUSIC
PRELIMINARY DUO ROUND ONE — DAY FOUR SESSION TWO

 

For the second presentation of the preliminary opening round for this year’s jury, each candidate will present a maximum 35-minute second recital comprising a complete Beethoven or Schubert Sonata work for Violin & Piano — coupled with a bravura piece for violin and piano or solo violin of the candidate’s own choosing.

 

 

Elias David Moncado (20, Germany)

  • Beethoven | Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-flat major No. 3
  • Lutoslawski | Subito for violin and piano

Lorenz Karls (20, Sweden/Austria)

  • Franz Schubert | Rondo in B minor
  • Alberto Ginastera | Pampeana No. 1

Jaeook Lee (29, South Korea/United States)

  • Schubert | Rondo in B minor
  • Schönberg | Fantasy for Violin and Piano

 

Alexander Won-Ho Kim (28, South Korea)

  • Beethoven | Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-flat major No. 3
  • Wieniawski | Fantasia on Themes from Faust
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 | 4:00 AM (ET)
2021 JOACHIM INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION HANNOVER
HANNOVER UNIVERSITY OF MUSIC
PRELIMINARY DUO ROUND ONE — DAY FOUR SESSION ONE

 

For the second presentation of the preliminary opening round for this year’s jury, each candidate will present a maximum 35-minute second recital comprising a complete Beethoven or Schubert Sonata work for Violin & Piano — coupled with a bravura piece for violin and piano or solo violin of the candidate’s own choosing.

Daniel Dastoor (25, Canada)

  • Ravel | Tzigane
  • Beethoven | Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major

 

 

Adam Koch Christensen (21, Denmark)

  • Franz Schubert | Rondo in B minor, D 895
  • Szymanowski | Nocturne und Tarantella, op. 28

 

  • Namhyun Kim (26, South Korea)

    • Beethoven | Sonata for violin and piano in A major, op. 30 No. 1
    • Maurice Ravel | Tzigane

    Lutoslawski | Subito for Violin and Piano

 

Dong Young Jake Shim (19, South Korea)

  • Schubert | Fantasy in C major
  • Lutoslawski | Subito for Violin and Piano

Claire Bourg (26, United States)

  • Schubert | Fantasy in C major
  • Mozart | Sonata for violin and piano in A major

 

Irene Fiorito (21, Italy)

  • Schubert | Fantasy in C major
  • Alfred Schnittke | À Paganini

 

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 2021 | 4:00 AM (ET)
2021 JOACHIM INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION HANNOVER
HANNOVER UNIVERSITY OF MUSIC
PRELIMINARY DUO ROUND ONE — DAY THREE SESSION ONE

 

For the first of two performances that make up the preliminary opening round, each candidate will present a 30 minutes recital comprising a complete Bach Solo Violin Sonata — coupled with a solo contemporary violin work by either Karl Amadeus Hartmann, Paul Hindemith, Arthur Honegger, Max Reger, Erwin Schulhoff or Eugène Ÿsaye.

 

Julian Walder (20, Austria)

  • Bach | Sonata for Solo Violin No. 1 in G minor
  • Ysaÿe | Sonata for Solo Violin, op. 27 No. 3

 

Alexandra Weissbecker (19, Germany/Russia)

  • Bach | Sonata for Solo Violin No. 2 in A minor
  • Ysaÿe | Sonata for Solo Violin, op. 27 No. 5

 

 

Zhixin Zhang (20, China)

  • Bach | Sonata for Solo Violin No. 1 in G minor
  • Ysaÿe | Sonata for Solo Violin, op. 27 No. 3

 

 

 

Minami Yoshida (22, Japan)

  • Bach | Sonata for Solo Violin No. 3 in C major
  • Ysaÿe | Sonata for Solo Violin, op. 27 No. 3

 

 

Sara Domjanic (23, Liechtenstein)

  • Bach | Sonata for Solo Violin No. 1 in G minor
  • Ysaÿe | Sonata for Solo Violin, op. 27 No. 5

 

Fanny Fheodoroff (24, Austria)

  • Bach | Sonata for Solo Violin No. 3 in C major
  • Ysaÿe | Sonata for Solo Violin, op. 27 No. 3

 

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 2021 | 11:00 AM (ET)
2021 JOACHIM INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION HANNOVER
HANNOVER UNIVERSITY OF MUSIC
PRELIMINARY SOLO ROUND ONE — DAY THREE SESSION TWO

 

For the first of two performances that make up the preliminary opening round, each candidate will present a 30 minutes recital comprising a complete Bach Solo Violin Sonata — coupled with a solo contemporary violin work by either Karl Amadeus Hartmann, Paul Hindemith, Arthur Honegger, Max Reger, Erwin Schulhoff or Eugène Ÿsaye.

 

Mathilde Milwidsky (26, United Kingdom)

  • Hindemith | Sonata for Solo Violin in G minor, op. 31 No. 2
  • Bach | Sonata for Solo Violin No. 1 in G minor

 

Yurina Arai (26, Japan)

  • Bach | Sonata for Solo Violin No. 2 in A minor
  • Ysaÿe | Sonata for Solo Violin, op. 27 No. 3

 

Anna Lee (25, United States/South Korea)

  • Bach | Sonata for Solo Violin No. 1 in G minor
  • Ysaÿe | Sonata for Solo Violin, op. 27 No. 4

 

  • Hawijch Elders (22, Netherlands)

    • Bach | Sonata for Solo Violin No. 1 in G minor
    • Hindemith | Sonata for Solo Violin in G minor, op. 31 No. 2

 

 

Enrique Rodrigues (19, Canada)

  • Bach | Sonata for Solo Violin No. 1 in G minor
  • Ysaÿe | Sonata for Solo Violin, op. 27 No. 1

 

Chiara Sannicandro (23, Germany)

  • Bach | Sonata for Solo Violin No. 1 in G minor
  • Ysaÿe | Sonata for Solo Violin, op. 27 No. 1

 

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 2021 | 11:00 AM (ET)
2021 JOACHIM INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION HANNOVER
HANNOVER UNIVERSITY OF MUSIC
PRELIMINARY SOLO ROUND ONE — DAY TWO SESSION TWO

 

For the first of two performances that make up the preliminary opening round, each candidate will present a 30 minutes recital comprising a complete Bach Solo Violin Sonata — coupled with a solo contemporary violin work by either Karl Amadeus Hartmann, Paul Hindemith, Arthur Honegger, Max Reger, Erwin Schulhoff or Eugène Ÿsaye.

 

Yuki Hirano (17, Japan)

  • Bach | Sonata for Solo Violin No. 1 in G minor
  • Ysaÿe | Sonata for Solo Violin, op. 27 No. 3

 

Elli Choi (19, United States)

  • Ysaÿe | Sonata for Solo Violin, op. 27 No. 3
  • Bach | Sonata for Solo Violin No. 3 in C major

 

Javier Comensaña (22, Spain)

  • Bach | Sonata for Solo Violin No. 1 in G minor
  • Paul Hindemith: Sonata for Solo Violin in G minor, op. 11 No. 6

 

 

Yukari Ohno (26, Japan)

  • Bach | Sonata for Solo Violin No. 1 in G minor
  • Ysaÿe | Sonata for Solo Violin, op. 27 No. 3

 

 

Agnes Langer (28, Hungary)

  • Bach | Sonata for Solo Violin No. 3 in C major
  • Ysaÿe | Sonata for Solo Violin, op. 27 No. 3

 

Maria Ioudenitch (25, United States)

  • Bach | Sonata for Solo Violin No. 2 in A minor
  • Ysaÿe | Sonata for Solo Violin, op. 27 No. 1

 

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 2021 | 4:00 AM (ET)
2021 JOACHIM INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION HANNOVER
HANNOVER UNIVERSITY OF MUSIC
PRELIMINARY SOLO ROUND ONE — DAY TWO SESSION ONE

 

For the first of two performances that make up the preliminary opening round, each candidate will present a 30 minutes recital comprising a complete Bach Solo Violin Sonata — coupled with a solo contemporary violin work by either Karl Amadeus Hartmann, Paul Hindemith, Arthur Honegger, Max Reger, Erwin Schulhoff or Eugène Ÿsaye.

 

Elias David Moncado (20, Germany)

  • Bach | Sonata for Solo Violin No. 1 in G minor
  • Ysaÿe | Sonata for Solo Violin, op. 27 No. 3

 

Lorenz Karls (20, Sweden/Austria)

  • Ysaÿe | Sonata for Solo Violin, op. 27 No. 6
  • Bach | Sonata for Solo Violin No. 1 in G minor

 

Jaeook Lee (29, South Korea/United States)

  • Bach | Sonata for Solo Violin No. 1 in G minor
  • Ysaÿe | Sonata for Solo Violin, op. 27 No. 4

Alexander Won-Ho Kim (28, South Korea)

  • Bach | Sonata for Solo Violin No. 1 in G minor
  • Ysaÿe | Sonata for Solo Violin, op. 27 No. 5

 

Clarissa Bevilaqua (19, Italy/United States)

  • Bach | Sonata for Solo Violin No. 2 in A minor
  • Ysaÿe | Sonata for Solo Violin, op. 27 No. 2

Jane Cho (24, South Korea)

  • Bach | Sonata for Solo Violin No. 1 in G minor
  • Hindemith | Sonata for Solo Violin, op. 31 No. 2

 

Charlotte Marckx (19, United States)

  • Bach | Sonata for Solo Violin No. 2 in A minor
  • Ysaÿe | Sonata for Solo Violin, op. 27 No. 3

 

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 | 11:00 AM (ET)
2021 JOACHIM INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION HANNOVER
HANNOVER UNIVERSITY OF MUSIC
PRELIMINARY SOLO ROUND ONE — DAY ONE SESSION ONE

 

For the first of two performances that make up the preliminary opening round, each candidate will present a 30 minutes recital comprising a complete Bach Solo Violin Sonata — coupled with a solo contemporary violin work by either Karl Amadeus Hartmann, Paul Hindemith, Arthur Honegger, Max Reger, Erwin Schulhoff or Eugène Ÿsaye.

 

Daniel Dastoor (25, Canada)

  • Bach | Sonata for Solo Violin No. 1 in G minor
  • Ysaÿe | Sonata for Solo Violin, Op. 27 No. 4

 

Adam Koch Christensen (21, Denmark)

  • Bach | Sonata for Solo Violin No. 2 in A minor
  • Ysaÿe | Sonata for Solo Violin, op. 27 No. 5

 

Namhyun Kim (26, South Korea)

  • Bach | Sonata for Solo Violin No. 2 in A minor
  • Hindemith | Sonata for Solo Violin in G minor, op. 31 No. 2

 

Dong Young Jake Shim (19, South Korea)

  • Bach | Sonata for Solo Violin No. 3 in C major
  • Ysaÿe | Sonata for Solo Violin, op. 27 No. 5

 

Claire Bourg (26, United States)

  • Bach | Sonata for Solo Violin No. 2 in A minor
  • Ysaÿe | Sonata for Solo Violin, op. 27 No. 5

 

Irene Fiorito (21, Italy)

  • Bach | Sonata for Solo Violin No. 2 in A minor
  • Ysaÿe | Sonata for Solo Violin, op. 27 No. 5

 

 

 

For the second presentation of the preliminary opening round for this year’s jury, held between 30 September and 2 October, each candidate will present a maximum 35-minute second recital comprising a complete Beethoven or Schubert Sonata work for Violin & Piano — coupled with a bravura piece for violin and piano or solo violin of the candidate’s own choosing.

Ten of the 31 opening round candidates will progress to the next Semi-Final stage of the competition. The announcement will be made on 2 October at 10:00 am (ET).

A number of new, unorthodox test elements have been added to the final stages of this year's competition. For the two-part Semi-Final round, candidates will be asked to play and lead two movements of a Mozart Violin Concerto with the Camerata Bern and then serve as the ensemble's acting Concertmaster for the performance of Bartok's "Divertimento".

There will also be a new requirement to play a 60-minute chamber music recital with members of the Kuss String Quartet, as part of the Semi-Final stage — including performing the first violin part of a previously undisclosed Haydn String Quartet, with the sheet music provided to the candidate only 40 hours in advance of the performance.

Previous winners of the competition include soloist Nemanja Radulovic, New York Philharmonic Concertmaster Frank Huang, Chicago Symphony Concertmaster Robert Chen, current competition Co-Artistic Director and teaching faculty member at the Hanns Eisler Conservatory and the Kronberg Academy Antje Weithaas — and VC Artists Timothy Chooi and Alexandra Conunova.

As the competition's official media and broadcast partner, all rounds of this year's competition will be streamed LIVE here on The Violin Channel and will be available for your playback.