Applications Open for Japan's 2016 Sendai International Violin Competition

Richard Lin Violin Sendai International Violin Competition Cover

Applications are now open for the 2016 Sendai International Violin Competition, to be held in Sendai, Japan – from May 21st to June 5th.

Open to violinists of any nationality, born before or after January 1st 1988, the 1st prize winner will receive JPY 3,000,000 (US $25,000), a CD recording - and a number of prestigious international performance opportunities.

The 2016 jury includes: Chairperson Yuzuko Horigome, Vice-Chairpersons Masafumi Hori & Rodney Friend, Boris Belkin, Mauricio Fuks, Huang Mengla, Tomoko Kato, Younguck Kim, Cho-Liang Lin, Regis Pasquier, Kyoko Takezawa and Gidon Kremer.

Previous 1st prize winners include: VC 'Young Artists' Richard Lin & Clara Jumi Kang.

Applications to be received by November 16, 2015.

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PICTURED: 2013 Sendai International Violin Competition 1st Prize Winner, VC 'Young Artist' Richard Lin, from Taiwan/United States