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MENUHIN COMPETITION RICHMOND 2021
SUNDAY 16TH APRIL 2021
SENIOR DIVISION SEMI-FINAL
LIVE FROM RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

 

Eric Chen (20, Taiwan/United States) | Pianist: Dina Vainshtein

  • Franck | Violin Sonata in A Major, FWV. 8, Ben moderato: Recitativo-Fantasia
  • Mozart | Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216, Allegro
  • Mark O'Connor | Menuhin Caprice
  • Ravel | Tzigane

Simon Zhu (20, Germany) | Pianist Alkistis Milioni

  • Mozart | Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219, Allegro aperto
  • Franck | Violin Sonata in A Major, FWV. 8, Ben moderato: Recitativo-Fantasia
  • Ysaÿe | Caprice d'après l'étude en forme de valse de Saint-Saëns
  • Mark O'Connor | Menuhin Caprice

Emma Meinrenken (21, Canada) | Pianist: Su Jeon

  • Mozart | Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219, Allegro aperto
  • Poulenc | Violin Sonata FP. 119, Intermezzo
  • Mark O'Connor | Menuhin Caprice
  • John Corigliano | Red Violin Caprices

Hana Chang (18, Singapore/Japan/United States) | Pianist: Lorena Tecu

  • Mozart | Violin Concerto No. 1 in B flat Major, K. 207, Allegro moderato
  • Franck | Violin Sonata in A Major, FWV. 8, Ben moderato: Recitativo-Fantasia
  • Mark O'Connor | Menuhin Caprice
  • Ernst | Erlkönig
SUNDAY 16TH APRIL 2021
SENIOR DIVISION SEMI-FINAL
LIVE FROM RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

 

Karisa Chiu (21, United States) | Pianist: Inah Chiu

  • Mozart |  Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major, K. 218 Allegro
  • Ravel | Violin Sonata No. 2 in G Major, Blues: Moderato
  • Mark O'Connor | Menuhin Caprice
  • Hubay | Carmen Fantasie Brilliante, Op. 3, No.3

Emily Shehi (22, United States) | Pianist: Jungeun Kim

  • Mozart | Violin Concerto No. 1 in B flat Major, K. 207, Allegro moderato
  • Mark O'Connor | Menuhin Caprice
  • Poulenc | Violin Sonata FP. 119, Intermezzo
  • Ysaÿe | Solo Sonata No. 5 in G Major

Bohdan Luts (16, Ukraine) | Pianist: Olga Sitkovetsky

  • Ysaÿe | Solo Sonata No. 4 in E minor
  • Mozart | Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219, Allegro aperto
  • Mark O'Connor | Menuhin Caprice
  • Ravel | Violin Sonata No. 2 in G Major, Blues: Moderato

María Dueñas (18, Spain) | Pianist: Evgeny Sinaiski

  • Ravel | Tzigane
  • Franck | Violin Sonata in A Major, FWV. 8, Ben moderato: Recitativo-Fantasia
  • Mozart | Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major, K. 218, Allegro
  • Mark O'Connor | Menuhin Caprice

Serin Park (17, South Korea/United States) | Pianist: Hyun Ju Jang

  • Mark O'Connor | Menuhin Caprice
  • Ysaÿe | Caprice d'après l'étude en forme de valse de Saint-Saëns
  • Mozart | Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216, Allegro
  • Franck | Violin Sonata in A Major, FWV. 8, Ben moderato: Recitativo-Fantasia
SATURDAY 15TH APRIL 2021
JUNIOR DIVISION SEMI-FINAL
LIVE FROM RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

 

Seohyun Kim (12, South Korea) | Pianist: Hyunjeong Kim

  • Elliott Carter | 4 Lauds, No. 3: Rhapsodic Musings
  • Beethoven | Violin Sonata No. 4 in A minor, Op. 23 | Presto and Andante scherzoso, più allegretto
  • Waxman | Carmen Fantasie

Raphael Nussbaumer (15, Switzerland) | Pianist: Kateryna Tereshchenko

  • Beethoven | Violin Sonata No. 4 in A minor, Op. 23 | Presto and Andante scherzoso, più allegretto
  • Alfred Felder | Capriccioso
  • Ravel | Tzigane

Fiona Khuong-Huu (14, Japan/France/United States) | Pianist: Rohan De Silva

  • Elliott Carter | Riconoscenza per Goffredo Petrassi
  • Beethoven | Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Major, Op. 23 | Allegro and Adagio molto espressivo
  • Waxman | Carmen Fantasie

Keila Wakao (15, Japan/United States) | Pianist: Dina Vainshtein

  • Beethoven | Violin Sonata No. 1 in D Major, Op. 12 | Allegro con brio and Tema con variazioni: Andante con moto
  • Steven Mackey | Interior Design for Solo Violin, Vermont Slate
  • Szymanowski | Nocturne and Tarantella

Kento Hong (14, United States/Japan/Taiwan) | Pianist: Nelson Padgett

  • Beethoven | Violin Sonata No. 1 in D Major, Op. 12 | Allegro con brio and Tema con variazioni: Andante con moto
  • David Froom | Shades of Red
  • Sarasate | Carmen Fantasy

 

SATURDAY 15TH APRIL 2021
JUNIOR DIVISION SEMI-FINAL
LIVE FROM RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

 

Boha Moon (14, South Korea) | Pianist: Miroslav Sekera

  • Beethoven | Violin Sonata No. 4 in A minor, Op. 23 | Presto and Andante scherzoso, più allegretto
  • Jeongkyu Park | Nori
  • Ysaÿe | Caprice d'après l'étude en forme de valse de Saint-Saëns

Hannah Wan Ching Tam (15, China) | Pianist: Maria Jee

  • Beethoven | Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 12, Allegro vivace and Andante, più tosto allegretto
  •  Elliott Carter | 4 Lauds, No. 3: Rhapsodic Musings
  • Milstein | Paganiniana

Corina Deng (13, Canada) | Pianist: Athena Deng

  • Ellen Taaffe Zwilich | Fantasy for solo violin
  • Beethoven | Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Major, Op. 23 | Allegro and Adagio molto espressivo
  • Ravel | Tzigane

Edward Walton (15, Australia/United Kingdom) | Pianist: Laurence Matheson

  • Beethoven | Violin Sonata No. 1 in D Major, Op. 12 | Allegro con brio and Tema con variazioni: Andante con moto
  • Matthew Hindson | Song of Life
  • Waxman | Carmen Fantasie

Jinan Laurentia Woo (13, South Korea) | Pianist: Jun Cho

  • Shin Kim | Holo for solo violin
  • Beethoven | Violin Sonata No. 1 in D Major, Op. 12 | Allegro con brio and Tema con variazioni: Andante con moto
  • Wieniawski | Polonaise Brilliante No. 2 in A Major, Op. 21

 

THURSDAY 29TH APRIL 2021
SENIOR DIVISION OPENING ROUND DAY 2
LIVE FROM RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

 

 

Hannah Song (21, United States)

  • Paganini | Caprice No. 11
  • J.S. Bach | Solo Sonata No. 1 in G minor | Siciliana & Presto
  • John Harbison | Songs of Solitude | 2nd movement

Dayoon You (19, South Korea)

  • J.S. Bach | Solo Sonata No. 1 in G minor | Siciliana & Presto
  • Paganini | Caprice No. 17
  • Youngjo Lee | Honzanori

Serin Park (17, South Korea/United States)

  • Paganini | Caprice No. 5
  • J.S. Bach | Solo Sonata in C Major | Largo & Allegro assai
  • Joan Tower | String Force

Eric Chen (20, Taiwan/United States)

  • J.S. Bach | Solo Sonata in C Major | Largo & Allegro assai
  • Paganini | Caprice No. 9
  • Jessie Montgomery | Rhapsody No. 1

Simon Zhu (20, Germany)

  • J.S. Bach | Solo Sonata in C Major | Largo & Allegro assai
  • Paganini | Caprice No. 24
  • John Corigliano | Stomp for Scordatura Violin

Molin Han (20, China)

  • J.S. Bach | Solo Sonata in C Major | Largo & Allegro assai
  • Zhao Xi | The Soundscape That I Saw and You Heard, What I Saw
  • Paganini | Caprice No. 11

Hiroki Kasai (21, Japan/United Kingdom)

  • J.S. Bach | Solo Sonata in C Major | Largo & Allegro assai
  • Paganini | Caprice No. 21
  • Sir George Benjamin CBE | Three Miniatures for Solo Violin, A Canon for Sally Cavender

Emma Meinrenken (21, Canada)

  • Paganini | Caprice No. 17
  • Sydney Hodkinson | Twig
  • J.S. Bach | Solo Sonata in C Major | Largo & Allegro assai

Hana Chang (18, Singapore/Japan/United States)

  • J.S. Bach | Solo Sonata in C Major | Largo & Allegro assai
  • Paganini | Caprice No. 2
  • Kevin Puts | Arches, Aria and Caprice

Matthew Hakkarainen (20, United States)

  • Elliott Carter | 4 Lauds, No. 3: Rhapsodic Musings
  • J.S. Bach | Solo Sonata No. 1 in G minor | Siciliana & Presto
  • Paganini | Caprice No. 11

 

WEDNESDAY 28TH APRIL 2021
SENIOR DIVISION OPENING ROUND DAY 1
LIVE FROM RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

 

 

Claire Wells (20, United States)

  • Paganini | Caprice No. 15
  • J.S. Bach | Solo Sonata No. 2 in A minor | Andante & Allegro
  • Joan Tower | String Force

Karisa Chiu (21, United States)

  • J.S. Bach | Solo Sonata No. 2 in A minor | Andante & Allegro
  • Augusta Read Thomas | Incantation
  • Paganini | Caprice No. 24

Vikram Francesco Sedona (20, Italy)

  • J.S. Bach | Solo Sonata No. 1 in G minor | Siciliana & Presto
  • Paganini | Caprice No. 11
  • René Koering | Ricercar de l'aube

Joseph Hsia (20, United States)

  • J.S. Bach | Solo Sonata No. 2 in A minor | Andante & Allegro
  • Elliott Carter | 4 Lauds, No. 3: Rhapsodic Musings
  • Paganini | Caprice No. 17

Emily Shehi (22, United States)

  • J.S. Bach | Solo Sonata No. 3 in C Major | Largo & Allegro assai
  • Paganini | Caprice No. 11
  • Elliott Carter | 4 Lauds, No. 4: Remembering Roger

Zachary Brandon (22, United States)

  • J.S. Bach | Solo Sonata No. 2 in A minor | Andante & Allegro
  • Christopher Theofanidis | Discipline and Transcendence
  • Paganini | Caprice No. 5

Bohdan Luts (16, Ukraine)

  • Paganini | Caprice No. 10
  • J.S. Bach | Solo Sonata No. 1 in G minor | Siciliana & Presto
  • Skoryk | Capriccio for Violin Solo

María Dueñas (18, Spain)

  • J.S. Bach | Solo Sonata No. 3 in C Major | Largo & Allegro assai
  • Paganini | Caprice No. 5
  • Aleksey Igudesman | Applemania

Maya Anjali Buchanan (21, United States)

  • Paganini | Caprice No. 5
  • J.S. Bach | Solo Sonata No. 3 in C Major | Largo & Allegro assai
  • Reena Esmail | Darshan (Partita for Solo Violin), Charukeshi

Tianyu Liu (22, China)

  • J.S. Bach | Solo Sonata No. 2 in A minor | Andante & Allegro
  • Paganini | Caprice No. 17
  • Chen Yao | Air

Maria Cherkassova (21, Russia)

  • J.S. Bach | Solo Sonata No. 3 in C Major | Largo & Allegro assai
  • Paganini | Caprice No. 5
  • Efrem Podgaits | Partita for Solo Violin, Capriccio

 

 

TUESDAY 27TH APRIL 2021
JUNIOR DIVISION OPENING ROUND DAY 2
LIVE FROM RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

 

 

Emrik Revermann (12, Canada/Germany) | Pianist: Younggun Kim

  • Schubert | Sonatina No. 1 in D Major, Op. 137, D. 384
  • Rode | Caprice No. 9 in E Major
  • Telemann | Fantasia for Solo Violin, No. 9 in B minor
  • Brahms (Arr. Kreisler) | Hungarian Dance No. 17 in F-sharp minor

Edward Walton (15, Australia/United Kingdom) | Pianist: Laurence Matheson

  • Telemann | Fantasia for Solo Violin, No. 9 in B minor
  • Mozart | Violin Sonata in G Major, K. 301
  • Rode | Caprice No. 9 in E Major
  • Kreisler | March Miniature Viennoise

Sooeon Kim (13, South Korea) | Pianist: Hyunjung Kim

  • Telemann | Fantasia for Solo Violin, No. 9 in B minor
  • Rode | Caprice No. 9 in E Major
  • Mozart | Violin Sonata in E minor, K. 304
  • Kreisler | Caprice Viennois, Op. 2

Jinan Laurentia Woo (13, South Korea) | Pianist: Jun Cho

  • Telemann | Fantasia for Solo Violin, No. 10 in D Major
  • Rode | Caprice No. 4 in E minor
  • Mozart | Violin Sonata in G Major, K. 301
  • Manuel de Falla (Arr. Kreisler) | La vida breve: Danse espagnole No. 1

Seohyun Kim (12, South Korea) | Pianist: Hyunjeong Kim

  • Telemann | Fantasia for Solo Violin, No. 10 in D Major
  • Rode | Caprice No. 4 in E minor
  • Mozart | Violin Sonata in G Major, K. 301
  • Kreisler | Tambourin Chinois, Op. 3

Raphael Nussbaumer (15, Switzerland) | Pianist: Kateryna Tereshchenko

  • Rode | Caprice No. 4 in E minor
  • Telemann | Fantasia for Solo Violin, No. 10 in D Major
  • Schubert | Sonatina No. 1 in D Major, Op. 137, D. 384
  • Kreisler | Tambourin Chinois, Op. 3

Fiona Khuong-Huu (14, Japan/France/United States) | Pianist: Rohan De Silva

  • Telemann | Fantasia for Solo Violin, No. 9 in B minor
  • Rode | Caprice No. 6 in B minor
  • Mozart | Violin Sonata in G Major, K. 301
  • Kreisler | Recitativo and Scherzo Caprice, Op. 6

Keila Wakao (15, Japan/United States) | Pianist: Dina Vainshtein

  • Telemann | Fantasia for Solo Violin, No. 9 in B minor
  • Schubert | Sonatina No. 1 in D Major, Op. 137, D. 384
  • Rode | Caprice No. 4 in E minor
  • Dvořák (Arr. Kreisler) | Songs My Mother Taught Me

Natsuho Murata (13, Japan) | Pianist: Eriko Kawachi

  • Kreisler | Caprice Viennois, Op. 2
  • Rode | Caprice No. 4 in E minor
  • Schubert | Sonatina No. 1 in D Major, Op. 137, D. 384
  • Telemann | Fantasia for Solo Violin, No. 10 in D Major

Mei Kaneko (15, Japan) | Pianist: Yoshiko Matsumura

  • Rode | Caprice No. 6 in B minor
  • Telemann | Fantasia for Solo Violin, No. 10 in D Major
  • Mozart | Violin Sonata in G Major, K. 301
  • Manuel de Falla (Arr. Kreisler) | La vida breve: Danse espagnole No. 1

Kento Hong (14, United States/Japan/Taiwan) | Pianist: Nelson Padgett

  • Kreisler | Gypsy Caprice
  • Telemann | Fantasia for Solo Violin, No. 9 in B minor
  • Mozart | Violin Sonata in G Major, K. 301
  • Rode | Caprice No. 9 in E Major

 

JUNIOR DIVISION OPENING ROUND DAY 1
LIVE FROM RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

 

MONDAY 26TH APRIL 2021

 

 

Yixuan Jiang (16, China) | Pianist: Shan Jiang

  • Rode | Caprice No. 4 in E minor
  • Telemann | Fantasia for Solo Violin, No. 10 in D Major
  • Mozart | Violin Sonata in G Major, K. 301
  • Kreisler | Tambourin Chinois, Op. 3

Na Hyun Kyun (16, South Korea/United States) | Pianist: Young Sung Park

  • Telemann | Fantasia for Solo Violin, No. 10 in D Major
  • Rode | Caprice No. 6 in B minor
  • Mozart | Violin Sonata in E minor, K. 304
  • Kreisler | La Gitana

Boha Moon (14, South Korea) | Pianist: Eunjung Kang

  • Rode | Caprice No. 4 in E minor
  • Telemann | Fantasia for Solo Violin, No. 9 in B minor
  • Schubert | Sonatina No. 1 in D Major, Op. 137, D. 384
  • Kreisler | Caprice Viennois, Op. 2

Seohyeon Park (15, South Korea) | Pianist: Hyunjeong Kim

  • Telemann | Fantasia for Solo Violin, No. 10 in D Major,
  • Rode | Caprice No. 9 in E Major
  • Mozart | Violin Sonata in G Major, K. 301
  • Kreisler | Caprice Viennois, Op. 2

Hannah Wan Ching Tam (15, China) | Pianist: Maria Jee

  • Schubert | Sonatina No. 1 in D Major, Op. 137, D. 384
  • Rode | Caprice No. 4 in E minor
  • Telemann | Fantasia for Solo Violin, No. 10 in D Major
  • Kreisler | Tambourin Chinois, Op. 3

Hankyoung Chang (13, South Korea) | Pianist: Young Sung Park

  • Schubert | Sonatina No. 1 in D Major, Op. 137, D. 384
  • Dvořák (Arr. Kreisler) | Slavonic Fantasy
  • Rode | Caprice No. 6 in B minor 
  • Telemann | Fantasia for Solo Violin, No. 9 in B minor

Guido Sant'Anna (15, Brazil) | Pianist: Michiko Tashiro Licciardi

  • Mozart | Violin Sonata in E minor, K. 304
  • Telemann | Fantasia for Solo Violin, No. 10 in D Major
  • Rode | Caprice No. 4 in E minor
  • de Falla (Arr. Kreisler) | La vida breve: Danse espagnole No. 1

Dawid Kasprzak (15, Poland) | Pianist: Paulina Urbankowska

  • Telemann | Fantasia for Solo Violin, No. 9 in B minor
  • Rode | Caprice No. 4 in E minor
  • Mozart | Violin Sonata in E minor, K. 304
  • Kreisler | La Gitana

Shannon Ma (15, United States) | Pianist: Dmitry Cogan

  • Telemann | Fantasia for Solo Violin, No. 10 in D Major
  • Mozart | Violin Sonata in G Major, K. 301
  • Rode | Caprice No. 9 in E Major
  • Kreisler | March Miniature Viennoise

Corina Deng (13, Canada) | Pianist: Athena Deng

  • Telemann | Fantasia for Solo Violin, No. 10 in D Major
  • Rode | Caprice No. 4 in E minor from 24 Caprices for Solo Violin, Op. 22
  • Mozart | Violin Sonata in E minor, K. 304
  • Kreisler | Tambourin Chinois, Op. 3

Kayleigh Kim (16, United States) | Pianist: Pianist: Yoon Lee

  • Telemann | Fantasia for Solo Violin, No. 10 in D Major
  • Mozart | Violin Sonata in G Major, K. 301
  • Rode | Caprice No. 4 in E minor
  • Dvořák (Arr. Kreisler) | Songs My Mother Taught Me

 

 

“We look forward to thousands of viewers from around the world joining us online and in spirit to celebrate extraordinary violin performances by talented American and international musicians and guest artists,” Richmond Mayor Levar M. Stoney said.

This year's jury is comprised of violinist Pamela Frank (Chair), violinist and conductor Joji Hattori (Vice-Chair), violinist and entrepreneur Aaron Dworkin, pianist Piers Lane, violinists Soyoung Yoon, VC Artists Noah Bendix-Balgley and Angelo Xiang Yu, violinist, conductor, and educator Alf Richard Kraggerud and conductor and Music Director of the Richmond Symphony, Valentina Peleggi.

As the competition's official international broadcaster, all rounds will be streamed live on The Violin Channel. You won't miss a beat.