Junior Semi-Finalists Announced at China’s Zhuhai International Mozart Competition

The 12 Junior candidates progressing to the Semi-Final of the 2017 Zhuhai International Mozart Competition have been announced

Shihan Wang Zhuhai International VIolin COmpetition Cover

The 12 Group A (12 Years and Under) candidates progressing to the Semi-Final round of the 2017 2nd Zhuhai International Mozart Competition for Young Musicians have today been announced - in Zhuhai, China.

The 2017 Group A Semi Finalists are:

  • Jiachen Cao (11, China)
  • Chloe Chua (10, Singapore)
  • Junxi Li (11, China)
  • Yaokun Li (11, China)
  • Adam Michael Liley (12, Poland/United Kingdom)
  • Clara Shen (12, Germany)
  • Jingyi Wang (11, China)
  • Shihan Wang (12, China)
  • Xiaozhuo Wang (10, China)
  • Jinan Woo (10, South Korea)
  • Muyang Wu (11, China)
  • Jingyun Zhang (12, China)

For the Semi-Final stage, each Junior candidate will present a movement from a Schubert sonata or sonatina, a virtuosic showpiece of their own choice - plus the 1st or 3rd movements from the Bruch, Mendelssohn, Saint-Saens 3rd or Wieniawski 2nd Violin Concerti or the Lalo ‘Symphony Espagnole’.

This year’s competition is held in 3 age categories: Group A (12 Years and Under), Group B (13 to 16 Years Old) and Group C (17 to 23 Years Old).

Presented by the University of Mozarteum Salzburg, the Junior Group A 1st prize winner to receive US $7,500.

The 2017 jury comprises: Paul Roczek (Artistic Director), Friedemann Eichhorn (Jury Chair), Shmuel Ashkenasi, Harald Eggebrecht, Ani Schnarch, Akiko Tatsumi, Weidong Tong and Lina Yu.


PICTURED: 2017 Zhuhai International Mozart Competition Junior Semi-Finalist Shihan Wang from China