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VC LIVE | 57th Paganini International Violin Competition: Semi-Finals

Tune in on October 20 and 21 at 4 AM (ET) to witness the Semi-Final Round of this year's "Premio Paganini" competition

calendar_monthFriday October 20th, 2023 04:00am SET REMINDER add_alert
HOSTED BY: Premio Paganini International Violin Competition
Genoa, Italy

Tune in on October 20 and 21 at 4 AM (ET) to witness the Semi-Final Round of this year's "Premio Paganini" competition

The Paganini Competition was founded in 1954 to pay homage to the famous virtuoso from Genoa. The competition begins on October 16, 2023, in Genoa's Palazzo Tursi, and concludes on October 27 with the final event at Teatro Carlo Felice — on the 241st anniversary of the birth of the great Genoa violinist and composer.

Tune in to The Violin Channel for the Semifinal round on October 20 and 21, and for the Final round on October 25 and 27.

The competition's 57th edition has announced the 12 young violinists admitted to the semi-final round.

The First Prize, entitled “Premio Paganini,” will receive € 30,000, while the 2nd Prize is at € 20,000 and the 3rd Prize is at € 10,000. 4th through 6th Prize will receive € 4,000, € 3,000, and € 2,000 respectively.

The 2023 jury includes Salvatore Accardo (President) Ilya Grubert, Michael Guttman, Christopher Reuning, Maxim Vengerov, Reiko Watanabe, and Régis Pasquier.

Former first prize winners including Gyorgy Pauk, Gérard Poulet, Salvatore Accardo, Gidon Kremer, Ilya Grubert, Leonidas Kavakos, Ilya Gringolts, Sayaka Shoji, Ning Feng, and VC Artists Inmo Yang and Kevin Zhu.



October 20 1st Session:

  • Rio Arai - 4:00 AM (ET)
  • Hawijch Elders - 5:15 AM (ET)
  • Haram Kim - 6:45 AM (ET)

October 20 2nd Session:

  • Tianyou Ma - 9:00 AM (ET)
  • Koshiro Takeuchi - 10:10 AM (ET)
  • Eric Tsai - 11:40 AM (ET)

October 21 1st Session:

  • Yukiko Uno - 4:00 AM (ET)
  • Qingzhu Weng - 5:15 AM (ET)
  • Esther Youjeong Yang - 6:45 AM (ET)


October 21 2nd Session:

  • Sara Zeneli - 9:00 AM (ET)
  • Jingzhi Zhang - 10:10 AM (ET)
  • Simon Zhu - 11:40 AM (ET)

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