21-year-old Do Gyung Anna Im from South Korea has simply minutes in the past been awarded 1st prize on the 2019 Michael Hill Worldwide Violin Competitors – in Auckland, New Zealand.
A scholar of Shmuel Ashkenasi on the Curtis Institute of Music, Anna will obtain NZ $40,000 (USD $26,000), a recording on the Atoll label, a personalised skilled improvement package deal, winners’ tour – plus a custom-designed robe and diamond pendant.
2nd and third prizes had been awarded to 22-year-old Eric Tsai from United States – and 23-year-old Jevgēnijs Čepoveckis from Latvia.
4th, fifth and sixth prizes had been awarded to 22-year-old Angela Sin Ying Chan from Hong Kong, 24-year-old Hannah Cho from the US – and 20-year-old Victoria Wong from Australia
DO GYUNG ANNA IM & JIAN LIU | GRIEG VIOLIN SONATA NO. three IN C MINOR | 2019 MICHAEL HILL INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION
ERIC TSAI & SARAH WATKINS | FAURE VIOLIN SONATA NO. 1 IN A MAJOR | 2019 MICHAEL HILL INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION
JAVGENIJS CEPOVECKIS & JIAN LIU | BRAHMS VIOLIN SONATA NO. three IN D MINOR | 2019 MICHAEL HILL INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION
The 2019 jury comprised: Robin Congreve (Chairman), Dale Barltrop, James Ehnes, Mauricio Fuks, Clara-Jumi Kang, Anthony Marwood, Wilma Smith and Ning Feng.
The two 12 months mortgage of the 1645 Ex Christian Ferras grand sample Nicolò Amati violin, on beneficiant mortgage from a benefactor in Europe and the Uncommon Violins In Consortium, in New York, was awarded to Jevgēnijs Čepoveckis from Latvia.
The prize for the ‘Finest Efficiency of the Newly-Commissioned work ‘Chatoyance‘ by New Zealand composer Lyell Cresswell’ within the Quarter Ultimate stage of this 12 months’s competitors was awarded to 23-year-old Harry Ward from Australia.
This 12 months’s viewers prize was awarded to Jevgēnijs Čepoveckis.
Held biennially, earlier Michael Hill Worldwide Violin Competitors 1st prize winners embrace VC Artists Nikki Chooi, Josef Spacek, Bella Hristova, Sergey Malov, Ioana Cristina Goicea and Suyeon Kang.