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Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition Announces Updated Quarter-Finalists

The EOIVC will take place at the Lynn Conservatory of Music, in Boca Raton, Florida, from January 19 – January 29, 2023 and will be streamed here on The Violin Channel


The Elevar Foundation, home to the Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition (EOIVC), has announced the 20 young violinists that will advance to the Robertson & Sons Violin Shop Quarter-Final Round.

All rounds will be available to watch live on The Violin Channel.

The Preliminary Round was held via YouTube submission and saw 60 applicants representing 17 countries. The Quarter-finalists selected range in age from 18-28 and represent 13 countries.


The EOIVC 2023 Quarter-Finalists are:

Julia Angelov (21, Bulgaria / United States)

David Bernat (26, United States)

Zachary Brandon (24, United States)

Dorson Chang (21, Taiwan)

Hudson Ye Hyung Chung (28, Israel / United States)

Gabrielle Després (22, Canada / United States)

Hiu Sing Fan (26, Hong Kong)

Irenè Fiorito (22, Italy)

Laurel Gagnon (27, United States)

Yanis Grisó (19, Luxembourg)

Wenlan Jackson (20, United States)

Yeyeong Jenny Jin (19, South Korea)

Wenqi Ke (24, China)

Hina Khuong-Huu (18, France / Japan / United States)

Jeein Kim (26, South Korea)

Thomas Mathias (26, United Kingdom)

Julia Mirzoev (26, Canada)

Haerim Oh (23, South Korea)

Steven Song (23, United States)

Yumiko Yumiba (26, Japan)


The 2023 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition will take place in Boca Raton, Florida, from January 15 through January 29, 2023, at Lynn University.

The Robertson & Sons Violin Shop Quarter-Final Round will commence from January 19 –21, 2023, and will determine the eight Semi-Finalists. The eight Semi-Finalists will compete in the Heritage Insurance Services, Inc. Semi-Final Round from January 24–25, 2023, determining the four Finalists.

The EOIVC 2023 Final Round takes place on January 28 at 7:30pm and January 29 at 3:00pm at the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center on the campus of Lynn University.

Conductor Guillermo Figueroa will lead the Lynn Philharmonia and the four Finalists in these performances. An awards ceremony, following the final concert on January 29, will be held to announce the winners.

The first prize winner will receive a $30,000 cash prize provided by the David and Amy Fulton Foundation, a new violin made by Christopher Germain, a Silver Mounted Bow inspired by Elmar Oliveira’s Dominique Peccatte crafted by Rodney Mohr, a Musafia case donated by Christopher Reuning of Reuning & Son Violins — as well as more than 40 guaranteed national and international engagements with orchestras, music festivals and concert series over the next three years, including a New York Recital sponsored by Tarisio Fine Instruments and Bows and a recital in Cremona, Italy sponsored by Amorim Fine Violins.

The Second Prize winner will receive a $15,000 cash prize provided by Tarisio Fine Instruments and Bows and a NuBow made by Rodney Mohr. The Third Prize winner will receive $10,000 provided by Price Wealth Management. The winner of the Honorable Mention will receive $5,000 in memory of Gerald and Barbara Arbetter. All four 2023 EOIVC Finalists will receive a PRESTO® Impulse carbon fiber violin bow provided by SHAR Music.


january, 2023


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