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VC LIVE | 2024 Primrose International Viola Competition

Tune in from June 17-22 to watch all live rounds of this year's competition

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HOSTED BY: Primrose International Viola Competition
Los Angeles, California

Tune in from June 17-22 to watch all live rounds of this year's competition

We're coming to you LIVE from Los Angeles, California, for the 17th Primrose International Viola Competition. Presented by The Colburn School and the American Viola Society, will take place on June 17-22, 2024 at Colburn School’s Zipper Hall. All rounds of the competition are open to the public, with tickets on sale in early 2024.

The winner will be announced during the awards ceremony held on June 22. The first prize winner will receive $15,000 as well as invitations to perform at the 2026 American Viola Society Festival and to participate in the semi-finals of the Concert Artists Guild Competition. The second prize winner will receive $10,000; the third prize winner will receive $5,000; the transcriptions prize winner will receive $1,000; and the Illumination Prize winner will receive $1,000 for best performance of a work by an underrepresented composer demographic.

The semi-finalists for this year's competition are:

  • Leslie Ashworth (Canada, 27, The Juilliard School)
  • Keoni Bolding (United States, 26, Curtis Institute of Music)
  • Hsiang-Hsin Ching (Taiwan, 23, Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University)
  • Toby Cook (United Kingdom, 26, Zurich University of the Arts)
  • Riko Eto (Japan, 23, Tokyo University of the Art)
  • Andjela Josifoski (Serbia, 17, International Menuhin Music Academy)
  • Yong Ha Jung (South Korea, 24, The Juilliard School)
  • Yunji Jang (South Korea, 22, Seoul National University)
  • Annariina Jokela (Finland, 30, Haute Ecole de Musique)
  • Mao Konishi (Japan, 28, University of the Arts Berlin)
  • Katie Liu (United States, 25, Yale School of Music)
  • Laura Liu (United States, 23, The Juilliard School)
  • Wilhelm Magner (Canada, 24, Yale School of Music)
  • David Montreuil (Canada, 28, McGill University)
  • Andy Park (United States, 22, Yale University)
  • Haneul Park (South Korea, 23, Curtis Institute of Music)
  • Karolina Errera Pavon (Russia, 30, Kronberg Academy)
  • JungAhn Shin (South Korea, 24, Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin)
  • Otoha Tabata (Japan, 24, The Royal College of Music)
  • Guohan Tang (China, 23, Universität der Künste Berlin)
  • Duleen Van Gunsteren (Netherlands, 28, Conservatory of Amsterdam)
  • Kinga Wojdalska (Poland, 25, Zurcher Hochschule der Kunste)
  • Xunyu Zhou (China, 16, Shanghai Conservatory of Music Affiliated Middle School)
  • Emad Zolfaghari (Canada, 19, Curtis Institute of Music)

More information for the competition can be found here.



MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2024 

1 PM - 4 PM (ET): Quarter-Final Round, Pool 1 | Zipper Hall

5 PM - 8 PM (ET): Quarter-Final Round, Pool 2 | Zipper Hall

8:30 PM - 10:30 PM (ET): Quarter-Final Round, Pool 3 | Zipper Hall


TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2024 

1 PM - 3 PM (ET): Quarter-Final Round, Pool 4 | Zipper Hall

5 PM - 6 PM (ET): Quarter-Final Round, Pool 5 | Zipper Hall



1 PM - 4 PM (ET): Semi-Final Round, Part 1 | Zipper Hall

5 PM - 8 PM (ET): Semi-Final Round, Part 2 | Zipper Hall

8:30 PM - 10:30 PM (ET): Semi-Final Round, Part 3 | Zipper Hall


THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2024 

10:30 PM (ET): Recital by Violist Tatjana Masurenko and Pianist Yanfeng Tony Bai | Zipper Hall


FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2024 

2 PM - 3:30 PM (ET): Final Round (Chamber Music) | Zipper Hall

10:30 PM (ET): Recital by Competition Jurors Atar Arad, Steven Dann, Ayane Kozasa | Zipper Hall


SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2024 

7 PM - 9:30 PM (ET) : Final Round | Zipper Hall

9:30 PM (ET): Awards Ceremony | Zipper Hall

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