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Semi-Finalists Announced at New Zealand’s Michael Hill International Violin Comp

The 6 Semi-Finalists have been announced at the 2017 Michael Hill International Violin Competition, in Queenstown, New Zealand

The 6 Semi-Finalists have, just minutes ago, been announced at the 2017 Michael Hill International Violin Competition, in Queenstown, New Zealand.

This 2017 Semi-Finalists are:

  • Benjamin Baker (New Zealand)
  • Ioana Cristina Goicea (Romania)
  • Luke Hsu (USA)
  • Kunwha Lee (South Korea)
  • Sumina Studer (Switzerland)
  • Olga Sroubkova (Czech Republic)

Olga Sroubkova from the Czech Republic was awarded the NZ $2000 cash prize for the best performance of the New Zealand commissioned work - ‘On an Imaginary Folk Song’ by Karlo Margetic.

For the Semi-Final stage, each of the 6 candidates will lead a Mozart Piano Quintet – with 3 candidates to progress to the Final round on June 10th at the Auckland Town Hall.

The 2017 winner will receive NZ $40,000 (US $31,000), a recording on the Atoll label, an intensive New Zealand and Australia performance tour, a custom-designed suit or gown – and a personalised professional career development programme.

The Violin Channel will be reporting live from the Queenstown Memorial Centre and the Auckland Town Hall.

Rolling coverage of all 9 days available live and exclusively on The Violin Channel at: http://bit.ly/2qG0nSI

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