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Final Round Schedule Announced for Sibelius International Violin Competition

The Final round competitor schedule for the 2015 Sibelius International Violin Competition, in Helsinki, Finland has been announced – including VC ‘Young Artist’ Emmanuel Tjeknavorian.

For the Final round, to be held on the evenings of the 1st to the 3rd of December, each candidate will present Sibelius Violin Concerto in D Minor, plus a major Romantic/20th Century Concerto of their own choice – with conductors Hannu Lintu and John Storgards and the Finnish Radio Symphony and Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestras.


18.00 Tuesday 1st December - Final Round

Friederike Starkloff (Germany) - Sibelius Violin Concerto

VC ‘Young Artist’ Emmanuel Tjeknavorian (Austria) - Brahms Violin Concerto

Minami Yoshida (Japan) - Sibelius Violin Concerto

Nancy Zhou (United States) - Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto


18.00 Wednesday 2nd December - Final Round

Mayumi Kanagawa (United States) - Sibelius Violin Concerto

Christel Lee (United States) - Bartok Violin Concerto No. 2

Minami Yoshida (Japan) - Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

Nancy Zhou (United States) - Sibelius Violin Concerto


18.00 Thursday 3rd December - Final Round

Friederike Starkloff (Germany) - Brahms Violin Concerto

VC ‘Young Artist’ Emmanuel Tjeknavorian (Austria) - Sibelius Violin Concerto

Mayumi Kanagawa (Japan) - Berg Violin Concerto

Christel Lee (United States) - Sibelius Violin Concerto


Live streaming and playbacks of all performances available at the Finnish Broadcaster Yle: http://bit.ly/1QYr7Xc

The 1st prize winner will receive €25,000 (US $28,000) and a number of important international engagements – including a performance of the Sibelius Concerto with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra at the ‘Sibelius 150 Birthday Jubilee Gala Concert’ in Hameenlinna, Finland.

This year’s jury comprises: Chairman Veli-Matti Puumala, Pierre Amoyal, Serguei Azizian, Sigrun Edvaldsdottir, Pekka Kauppinen, Sung-Ju Lee, Cho-Liang Lin, Gerhard Schulz and Krzysztof Wegrzyn.

Previous 1st prize winners include Oleg Kagan, Liana Isakadze, Pavel Kogan, Yuval Yaron, Viktoria Mullova, Ilja Kaler, Leonidas Kavakos– and VC ‘Artists’ Sergei Khachatryan and Nikita Boriso-Glebsky.

The Violin Channel, as this year’s official competition media partner will be providing rolling coverage direct from the Concert Hall at Helsinki Music Centre. You won’t miss a beat!

PICTURED: 2015 Jean Sibelius International Violin Competition Finalist, VC ‘Young Artist’ Emmanuel Tjeknavorian

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