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Schedule Announced for 2017 Michael Hill International Violin Competition

The competitor order and opening round schedule has been announced at the 2017 Michael Hill International Violin Competition

The competitor order and opening round schedule has today been announced at the 2017 Michael Hill International Violin Competition, in Queenstown, New Zealand.

Round 1 - Friday June 2nd, 2017

3:00 – 3.40pm - Elizabeth Basoff-Darskaia, Russia / USA
3:40 - 4:20pm - Jung Min Choi, South Korea

4.35 – 5.15pm - Asako Fukuda, Japan
5.15 – 5.55pm - So Young Choi, South Korea

7.00 – 7.40pm - Galiya Zharova, Kazakhstan
7.40 – 8.20pm - Momo Wong, Japan / USA

8:40 - 9:20pm - Natsumi Tsuboi, Japan
9.20 – 10.00pm - Sumina Studer, Switzerland

Round 1 - Saturday June 3rd, 2017

10:00 – 10.40am - Ioana Cristina Goicea, Romania
10:40 - 11:20am - Olga Šroubková, Czech Republic

11.35am – 12.15pm - Yoo Min Seo, South Korea
12.15 – 12.55pm - Jaeook Lee, South Korea

2.00 – 2.40pm - Kunwha Lee, South Korea
2.40 – 3.20pm - Benjamin Baker, New Zealand

3.35 – 4.15pm - Luke Hsu, USA
4.15 – 4.45pm - Mari Lee, South Korea / Japan 

The Violin Channel, as the competition’s 2017 Official Media Partner, will be providing rolling coverage for all 9 days – live from Auckland and Queenstown.

Full streaming of all rounds will be available live and exclusively at: http://bit.ly/2qG0nSI

For the opening round each candidate will present 2 movements from a Solo Bach Sonata or Partita, a Paganini Caprice, a salon work for violin and a piano plus a work of their own choice - which they will personally introduce to the audience.

The 2017 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.

The 2017 jury will comprise: Pamela Frank, Ilya Gringolts, Dong-Suk Kang, Vesa-Matti Leppänen, Silvia Marvovici, Dene Olding and Krzysztof Wegrzyn.

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PHOTO CREDIT: Sheena Haywood

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