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The 2014 MHIVC Winners Tour is coming to an end! Programme details and ticket information HERE.

Colleague Violin Competitions' News

Jinjoo Cho of South Korea won the coveted Gold Medal at the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, held over the past weekend.  Jinjoo, a semi-finalist in both the 2007 and 2009 Michael Hill Competitions, was a former 1st prize winner at the Montreal, Buenos Aires, Schoenfeld and Stulberg International Violin Competitions. Bravo Jinjoo!  We are pleased we were able to give you a good competition foundation for your subsequent victories!

Three Michael Hill laureates, from the 2009 Competition were also prizewinners in Indianapolis: Tessa Lark (our 4th prize winner from the US) won the silver medal, Dami Kim (our 6th prize winner from South Korea) won 4th prize, and Yoo Jin Jang (our 2nd and audience prize winner also of South Korea) won 6th prize.  The ‘Best Performance of an Encore Work’ was awarded to 2013 semi-finalist Suyeon Kang from Australia.

 
from  left to right Ji Yoon Lee, Yoo Jin Jang, Dami Kim, Ji Young Lim, Tessa Lark and Jinjoo Cho

2011 semi-finalist Robyn Bollinger and 2013 5th prize winner Ioana Cristina Goicea were semi-finalists in the International Fritz Kreisler Competition held in Vienna earlier in the month. Ioana Cristina won 5th prize and €6.000.

The laureates of 2014 Enescu Competition’s Violin Section held last week in Bucharest were Ștefan Tarara (Germany), while the second prize was awarded to Fedor Roudine (France) and the third to South Korean violinist Wonhee Bae. 

Across the ditch in Australia, our colleagues at the Kendall National Violin Competition have announced their 2014 laureates:  Winner, Yejin Min; Best Interpretation of an Australian Composer, Tiffany Cheng; Audience Choice and Bach Prize, Rollin Zhao; and Best Sonata Performance, Josephine Chung.

These are all exciting developments in our own lead up to the 2015 Competition - so many amazing young talents!

Ning Feng returns to Auckland

On the 16th of October in the Auckland Town Hall, 2005 Winner Ning Feng will be performing Britten’s emotional Violin Concerto with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Also on the concert is Tchaikovsky's popular Symphony No 5.  The APO is kindly offering a 10% discount to Competition supporters on single tickets, so quote 'MHIVC10' when ringing 09 623 1052 or booking online here.   

The New Zealand Herald says: “Ning Feng's total mastery could be seen in the precision and sweep of his bow, and heard in the effortless tonal range, from sweet to sumptuous.”

Other Laureate News

A "where are they now" look at nearly 130 past semi-finalists can be found on violincompetition.co.nz.
There are a few violinists we are still struggling to find, so any information is particularly welcome for Eric Chang (Taiwan), Eung Soo Kim (South Korea), Ge Song (China), Marina Yakovleva (Russia) and Christophe Chatelle (Belgium).  Please contact violincompetition@michaelhill.co.nz if you know the whereabouts or contact details for these past competitors.
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