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BREAKING | Senior Semi-Finalists Announced at 2018 Menuhin Competition

The 9 candidates progressing through to the Semi-Final stage of the 2018 Menuhin Competition Senior Division have been announced

The 9 candidates progressing through to the Semi-Final stage of the 2018 Menuhin Competition Senior Division, in Geneva, Switzerland, have just minutes ago been announced.

The 2018 Senior Division Semi-Finalists are:

  • Tianyou Ma (17, China)
  • Diana Adamyan (18, Armenia)
  • Sumina Studer (21, Switzerland)
  • Nathan Mierdl (20, France/Germany)
  • Nikola Pajanović (18, Slovenia)
  • Elli Choi (16, United States)
  • Eric Tsai (21, United States)
  • Otto Antikainen (18, Finland)
  • HyunJae Lim (20, South Korea)

 

 

Widely recognized as the world’s leading competition for violinists under the age of 22, previous Senior Division 1st prize winners include VC Artists Ray ChenAngelo Xiang YuStephen Waarts and Ziyu He.

The 1st prize winner of the Senior Division will receive CHF 15,000 and the 1-year loan of a fine Italian instrument – from Christophe Landon Rare Violins.

An additional special prize, the 2-year loan of a very fine period Stradivarius violin from the private collection of Jonathan Moulds CBE, will also be awarded by the Beare’s International Violin Society to the Junior or Senior candidate deemed to have displayed the most outstanding potential throughout the competition.

 

TIANYOU MA & NIGEL HUTCHISON  | 2018 MENUHIN COMPETITION | SENIOR 1ST ROUND | 17 YEARS OLD

 

DIANA ADAMYAN & SAYU HISHINO | 2018 MENUHIN COMPETITION | SENIOR 1ST ROUND | 18 YEARS OLD

 

SUMINA STUDER & NICOLA EIMER | 2018 MENUHIN COMPETITION | SENIOR 1ST ROUND | 21 YEARS OLD

 

NATHAN MIERDL & EVE-MELODY SALOM | 2018 MENUHIN COMPETITION | SENIOR 1ST ROUND | 20 YEARS OLD

 

NIKOLA PAJANOVIC & SAYU HASHINO | 2018 MENUHIN COMPETITION | SENIOR 1ST ROUND | 18 YEARS OLD

 

ELLI CHOI & NICOLA EIMER | 2018 MENUHIN COMPETITION | SENIOR 1ST ROUND | 16 YEARS OLD

 

ERIC TSAI & SAYU HASHINO | 2018 MENUHIN COMPETITION | SENIOR 1ST ROUND | 21 YEARS OLD

 

OTTO ANTIKAINEN & TIMO KOSKINEN | 2018 MENUHIN COMPETITION | SENIOR 1ST ROUND | 18 YEARS OLD

 

HYUNJAE LIM & NICOLA EIMER | 2018 MENUHIN COMPETITION | SENIOR 1ST ROUND | 20 YEARS OLD

 

The 2018 jury comprises: Jury chair Pamela Frank, Vice chair Joji HattoriItamar GolanIlya GringoltsHenning KraggerudLu SiqingMaxim VengerovSoyoung Yoon and VC Artist Josef Spacek.

As the competition’s official 2018 media partner, The Violin Channel will be providing exclusive rolling-coverage – live from all venues.

You won’t miss a beat! 

Full live streaming of this year’s Menuhin Competition available live on The Violin Channel.

 

 

 

 

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