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Laurie Niles

American Kevin Zhu, 11, wins Junior Division of 2012 Menuhin Competition in Beijing

April 13, 2012 at 6:40 PM


Junior Division winners were named for the Menuhin Competition in Beijing (Click on their names to go to their performance videos):


1st Prize - Kevin Zhu (USA), age 11
2nd Prize - Soo-Been Lee (Korea), age 11
3rd Prize - Taiga Tojo (Japan), age 14
4th Prize - Grace Clifford (Australia), age 13
5th Prize - Yehun Jin (Korea), age 12

Kevin Zhu
Photo compliments of the Menuhin Competition

First-prize winner Kevin Zhu of the United States plays the Etude-Caprice No. 4 by Wieniawski:

Zhu will perform on Sunday, April 15, at the Closing Gala Concert at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing. Here is the link for the live webstream.


From Bert Chen
Posted on April 14, 2012 at 7:14 AM
YEAH!! I was right, Kevin Zhu indeed wins!!
From Paul Deck
Posted on April 14, 2012 at 3:18 PM
Those of you young folks who find yourself "progressing well" on the violin after a couple of years in a Suzuki program and wondering if there's a professional career in your future -- watch this boy, Kevin Zhu, and the other junior finalists. They're your competition.
From Joyce Lin
Posted on April 17, 2012 at 5:30 AM
I was most impressed by Soo-Been Lee. Her "Entranced with Mountain Scenery" (She really gets Chinese music) and Wieniawski Variations are amazing!!!

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