Semi-Finalists Named in Zhuhai International Mozart Competition for Young Musicians

September 16, 2017, 2:41 PM · Congratulations to the 32 violinists and 34 pianists who advanced to the semi-finals last week in the Zhuhai International Mozart Competition for Young Musicians!

Ziyu He
Violinist Ziyu He, a First Prize winner in the 2015 Zhuhai International Mozart Competition, performed in the opening concert on Sept. 5.

The competition, held in Zhuhai, China, began Tuesday with 114 young musicians from 20 countries. They are competing in three different age categories: 12 and under (Group A); ages 13 through 16 (Group B); and ages 17 through 23 (Group C). A separate group of prizes (first, second and third) will be awarded for each separate age category (Here is a list of the prizes. )

Violinists chosen for the semi-finals are:

Group A (12 and under):

Group B (Ages 13 through 16)

Group C (Ages 17 through 23)

The second round will take place today through Monday, with Finals Tuesday through Sept. 23. Finals will be live-streamed; to find the live-streaming schedule and links, click here.

Jury members for the violin section include Paul Roczek, Friedemann Eichhorn, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Harald Eggebrecht, Ani Schnarch, Akiko Tatsumi, Weidong Tong and Lina Yu.

The competition is co-hosted by Zhuhai International Culture Association and the University Mozarteum Salzburg, Austria.

Click here to listen to the opening concert.


September 17, 2017 at 03:01 AM · Didn't Ziyu He win the senior part of the Menuhin Competition?

September 17, 2017 at 07:13 AM · He did, last year! That was the 2016 Menuhin Competitiion. Here is the Wikipedia entry on Ziyu, also. He was performing in the opening concert for this competition, which he won in 2015.

September 17, 2017 at 02:14 PM · Who's on first? He's on first! Etc.

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