LESS THAN 3 WEEKS TO GO UNTIL ASIA’S GRAND PRIX OF CLASSICAL MUSIC KICKS OFF IN SINGAPORE!
32 World Class Candidates representing 11 countries!
Over $100,000 in prize money!
The Singapore International Violin Competition has announced the 32 violinists from 11 countries who will come to Singapore in January 2018 to perform in 9 days of live rounds across the country’s most prestigious concert venues.
Over 120 applications were received from all over the world, with the 32 candidates representing 11 countries (Austria, Bulgaria, China, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Ukraine, UK, USA) selected to compete in the prestigious competition between 28 January and 8 February 2018.
The standard of the applications was incredibly high, as some of the best young musicians in the world applied for the opportunity to compete in the upcoming Singapore International Violin Competition. The successful candidates are world-class and include recent winners of the Tchaikovsky Competition, Jean Sibelius Violin Competition, Joseph Joachim Competition, Long-Thibaud Crespin Competition, Paganini Competition, Montreal Competition, Hannover Competition, Tibor Varga Competition, Isangyun International Violin Competition, Michael Hill Competition, Nielsen Competition, China International Violin Competition (Qingdao), George Enescu International Competition and the International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition.
The Competition winner will receive a First Prize of USD$50,000, international performance opportunities with some of the world’s great orchestras, a trophy from Tiffany & Co., and access to a 3-year instrument loan from the collection of fine, rare instruments of Mr & Mrs Rin Kei Mei.
Dean of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Professor Bernard Lanskey said: “We are honored to have such world-class candidates take part in our second triennial competition here in Singapore. Thank you to our esteemed Jury and Artistic Committee, Founding Partners and Sponsors for all of their support to make the Singapore International Violin Competition an ongoing success.”
The Singapore International Violin Competition was launched in June 2014 as a landmark cultural initiative for Singapore and South-East Asia. The international level competition serves as a showcase for aspiring professional violinists from around the world. The Competition is being hosted by the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music at the National University of Singapore, and is supported by Far East Organisation, Hong Leong Foundation, Lee Foundation, Mr & Mrs Rin Kei Mei and the National Arts Council of Singapore.
Final Live Rounds Concert Schedule: First Rounds @ Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Concert Hall: 28 – 30 January (FREE ENTRY)
Sunday:, 28 Jan: 2.30pm – 4.30pm, 4:50pm – 6:40pm
Monday: 29 Jan: 11am – 1:15pm, 2:30pm – 4:45pm, 5:15pm – 7:30pm
Tuesday: 30 Jan: 10am – 12:45pm, 2pm – 4:45pm
Special Event (TICKETS: $28.00)
Shlomo Mintz Solo Violin Recital @ Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Concert Hall: 31 January, Wednesday: 7:30pm
Semi-Finals @ Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Concert Hall: 1 – 3 February (TICKETS: $10.00) Thursday – Saturday: 1:30pm – 4:15pm, 4:45pm – 7:30pm
Finals @ Victoria Concert Hall: 5 & 6 February (TICKETS: $15.00)
Monday & Tuesday: 7.30pm
Grand Final @ Esplanade Concert Hall: 8 February (TICKETS: $28.00)
Conductors & Orchestras:
Finals: Shlomo Mintz, Conductor
YST Conservatory Orchestra
Grand Final: Joshua Tan, Conductor
Singapore Symphony Orchestra
QIAN ZHOU Singapore (Chair)
MAURICIO FUKS USA
KAM NING Singapore
KIM NAM YUN South Korea
BORIS KUSCHNIR Ukraine
SILVIA MARCOVICI Romania
PAUL ROCZEK Austria
DAVID TAKENO UK
VICTOR TRETIAKOV Russia