Printer-friendly version

Six Finalists announced in the 9th Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition in Hannover

Laurie Niles

Written by
Published: October 6, 2015 at 9:55 PM [UTC]

Finalists were announced late Tuesday in the 9th Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition in Hannover, Germany. They are:

  • Amalia Hall (New Zealand)
  • Sergei Dogadin (Russia)
  • Benjamin Marquise Gilmore (Netherlands/USA)
  • Shion Minami (Japan)
  • Ayana Tsuji(Japan)
  • Richard Lin (Taiwan/USA)

finalists JJV

The finalists were chosen from 12 semifinalists. Those had been narrowed down from 35 competitors in the preliminary rounds.

Their performances can be viewed on the competition's website: Click here to listen to the livestream and lastest performances and click here to view archived performances.

Jury members for the Joachim competition are: Salvatore Accardo, Boris Kuschnir, Rudolf Koelman, Silvia Marcovici, Lucie Robert, Kaija Saarikettu, Takashi Shimizu, Weidong Tong, and Ingolf Turban. The competition’s artistic director, Krzysztof Wegrzyn, also serves as chair of the jury but does not vote.

Finals will take place in the Großer Sendesaal of the NDR Landesfunkhaus in Hannover on Thursday and Friday. Each of the six Finalists will perform a concerto, such as Beethoven, Tchaikovsky or Sibelius, with NDR Radiophilharmonie, conducted by Hendrik Vestman. The Jury will announce Prize Winners late Friday. Members of the audience who have attended both the Finals may vote on who should be awarded the Audience Prize of €5,000. In addition, a "JJV Community Award" of €2,000 will be awarded to the violinist who receives the highest number of Internet votes (voting begins Wednesday at www.jjv-hannover.de) among those watching via livestream.

The first prize is valued at €50,000 and includes a CD production with Naxos as well as debut recitals and concerts with internationally renowned orchestras and ensembles.

You might also like:

This entry has been archived and is no longer accepting comments.

Our Kokopelli
Please support Violinist.com
through your
one-time donation or
sponsorship campaign.

Violinist.com is made possible by...

Shar Music

Yamaha V3 Series Violin

The Potter Violin Company

Coregami Performal

Metzler Violin Shop

Gliga Violins

Zhuhai International Mozart Competition - Apply by April 30, 2017

Connolly Music

Corilon Violins

Meadowmount School of Music

Anderson Musical Instrument Insurance

Dimitri Musafia, Master Maker of Violin and Viola Cases

Fiddlerman.com

Fiddlershop

Heifetz International Music Institute

Long Island Violin Shop

Nazareth Gevorkian Violins

Pro-Am Strings

Wangbow Violin Bow Workshop