Nine candidates have progressed to the Semi-Final Round of the 2022 Il Piccolo Violino Magico Competition, which is taking place this week. The finalists will be announced at the conclusion of the Semi-Final Round on July 8, and will perform in the finals on 10 July. Both rounds will be streamed LIVE on The Violin Channel.
Open to violinists of any nationality 13-years-old and younger, the first prize winner will receive €5,000, an instrument made by contemporary Italian violin maker Fabio Piagentini, and a number of important concert engagements.
The 2022 jury comprises Pavel Vernikov (President of the Jury), Elisa Citterio, Aleksey Igudesman, Min Lee, Ruta Lipinaityte, Jacob Soelberg, Svetlana Makarova, and Eduard Wulfson.
The selected candidates are:
- Elisabeth Kira Koch (Germany)
- Elizabeth Lee (USA)
- Juan Jose Pena Aguirre (Switzerland/Colombia)
- Zoja Syguda (Poland)
- Edna Unseld (Switzerland)
- William Yeh (Taiwan)
- Mark Chia (Singapore)
- Sofia Demetriades (UK)
- Alexander Erokhin Gomez (Spain)