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Candidates Announced for 2019 Concours Musical International de Montréal

The 24 candidates have been announced for the 2019 Montreal International Violin Competition

The 24 candidates have been announced for the 2019 Concours Musical International de Montréal  – to be held in Montreal, Canada from the 29th of May to the 5th of June.

The 2019 opening-round candidates are:

  • VC Rising Star Maria Duenas (Spain)
  • Zachary Brandon (USA)
  • Elina Buksha (Latvia)
  • Elli Choi (USA)
  • Leonard Fu (Germany)
  • Gyehee Kim (South Korea)
  • Youjin Lee (South Korea)
  • Anna Lee (USA/South Korea)
  • Lun Li (China)
  • Hyun Jae Lim (South Korea)
  • Michiru Matsuyama (Japan)
  • Fumika Mohri (Japan/Germany)
  • Daichi Nakamura (Japan/Austria)
  • Yukari Ohno (Japan)
  • Olga Sroubkova (Czech Republic)
  • Hannah Tarley (USA)
  • Coco Tomita (Japan)
  • Jinyoung Yoon (South Korea)
  • Vasyl Zatsikha (Ukraine)
  • Hao Zhou (USA)
  • Melody Ye Yuan (Canadian)
  • Jung Min Choi (Korea)
  • Christine Lim (USA/Korea)

Open to violinists of any nationality aged 29 years or younger, the 1st prize winner will receive $30,000 CAD, a $50,000 CAD career development grant, a modern instrument crafted by a number of Quebec’s finest violin and bow makers – plus a residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.

The 2019 jury will comprise: Zarin Mehta (President), Pierre Amoyal, Michael Haefliger, Kim Kashkashian, Boris Kuschnir, Cho-Liang Lin, Mihaela Martin, Barry Shiffman, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, and Pavel Vernikov.

Held triennially, previous Montreal International Violin Competition major prize winners include VC Artists Ayana TsujiBomsori KimMinami YoshidaBenjamin BeilmanNikita Borioso-GlebskyStephen Waarts and Fedor Rudin.

As the competition’s official 2019 international media and online broadcast partner, The Violin Channel will be providing exclusive rolling-coverage – live from all venues.

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