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BREAKING | Yeyeong Jenny Jin Wins Michael Hill Violin Competition

All rounds of this year’s event are available now on The Violin Channel for playback

20-year-old Yeyeong Jenny Jin from Korea/United States has today been awarded 1st prize at the 2023 Michael Hill International Violin Competition, in Auckland, New Zealand.

Second prize was awarded to Claire Wells from the United States and third place to Lorenz Karls from Sweden/Austria.


A current student of Li Lin and Itzhak Perlman at The Juilliard School, Jenny will receive $40,000 NZ cash prize, a recording contract with the Atoll label, and a multi-city winners tour with Chamber Music New Zealand,


4th, 5th and 6th prizes were awarded to Gabrielle Despres from Canada, Eva Rabchevska from Ukraine, Aoi Saito from Japan.

The 2023 Sheila Smith Prize, the three-year loan of an Domenico Montagnana violin administered by Rare Violins of New York, was awarded to Yeyeong Jenny Jin.
This year's audience prize was awarded to Gabrielle Despres.


This year's jury is made up of Hon Christopher Finlayson (Chairperson), violinists Bella Hristova, Ning Feng, Natalia Lomeiko, Wilma Smith, James Ehnes, Anthony Marwood and international pianist Piers Lane.


The Michael Hill International Violin Competition has been the springboard for the careers of many internationally acclaimed soloists, teachers, concertmasters, and ensemble players, including Joseph Lin, Ning Feng and Natalia Lomeiko and VC Artists Nikki and Timothy Chooi, Sergey Malov, Josef Spaček and Bella Hristova.

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