Finalists announced in the 2016 Wieniawski International Violin Competition

October 18, 2016, 9:13 PM · Finalists were announced Tuesday in the 2016 Wieniawski International Violin Competition, in Poznan, Poland. They are:

BELOW: Richard Lin of the U.S. performs Kreisler's Caprice Viennois; Fauré's Apres un reve; and Brahms: Sonata No. 3, earlier in the competition:

Finals are Oct. 20-22; find the schedule here and find the live stream and archived performances here.

The competition, which began on October 10, will conclude Oct. 23 with prizes and a gala concert with winners playing with the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra of Polish Radio, at the Adam Mickiewicz University Auditoriam in Poznán, Poland. Find more about the history of the Wieniawski Competition here.

Jury members include Maxim Vengerov (Chair), Vera Tsu Wei-Ling, Mayumi Seiler, Marios Papadopoulos, Konstanty Andrzej Kulka, Robert Kabara, Ilya Gringolts, Bartosz Bryla, Zakhar Bron, Alena Baeva, Kyoko Takezawa, Song-Suk Kang, Akiko Tatsumi, Peter Zazofsky and Krzysztof Penderecki.

Previous prize winners include Ginette Neveu, David Oistrakh, Henry Temianka, Boris Goldstein, Ida Haendel, and Igor Oistrakh.


October 21, 2016 at 09:10 PM · They missed by a long shot! Vera Lopatina was THE BEST!

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