Colleague Violin Competitions' News
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!