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Competitor Order Announced for Michael Hill International Violin Competition

The Semi-Final competitor order and schedule for the 2015 Michael Hill International Violin Competition, in New Zealand has been announced – including 2 VC ‘Young Artists’.

Monday June 8th

9:30 - 10:10      VC 'Young Artist' Timothy Chooi, Canada
10:10 - 10:50       Ania Filochowska, Poland
10:50 -11:30      Youjin Lee, South Korea

11:50 - 12:30      Eunae Koh, South Korea
12:30 - 1:10      I-Hung Huang, Taiwan

2:40 - 3:20      YuEun Kim, South Korea
3:20 - 4:00      Elly Suh, USA/South Korea

4:20 - 5:00pm      Mimi Jung, USA
5:00 - 5:40pm      VC 'Young Artist' Suyeon Kang, Australia

Sunday June 9th

9:30 - 10:10      Yabing Tan, China
10:10 - 10:50      Jung Min Choi, South Korea
10:50 - 11:30      Ashley Park, USA

11:50 - 12:30      Sanghee Ji, South Korea
12:30 - 1:10      Christine Lim, South Korea

2:40 - 3:20      Marie-Christine Klettner, Austria
3:20 - 4:00      Mari Lee, South Korea / Japan

4:20 - 5:00      Natsumi Tsuboi, Japan/USA
5:00 - 5:40      Liya Petrova, Bulgaria



For the Semi-Final Round 1 and 2 each candidate will present 2 public recitals – comprising 2 movements of a Bach Solo Sonata or Partita, a Paganini Caprice, a salon work for violin and piano, the 1st movement of a Mozart Concerto, 2 movements from a Major Romantic/20th Century sonata, this year's set commissioned work by New Zealand composer Kenneth Young – and Tchaikovsky's 'Swan Lake Danse Russe' Concertmaster's solo.

6 competitors will progress to the Semi Final Round 3 - to present a piano trio work on Wednesday 10th June at the Auckland Town Hall.

The 2015 winner will receive NZ $40,000 (US $31,000), a recording contract, an intensive New Zealand performance tour – and a personalised professional career development programme.

Live web streaming of all rounds, will be available at: http://bit.ly/1G0y9Eo

The Violin Channel will be reporting live from the Queenstown Memorial Centre and the Auckland Town Hall.

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PICTURED: 2015 Michael Hill International Violin Competition Semi-Finalists, VC 'Young Artist' Suyeon Kang from Australia and Timothy Chooi from Canada

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