Junior Finalists Announced in 2021 Menuhin Violin Competition

May 15, 2021, 3:39 PM · Congratulations to the Junior Finalists announced today in the 2021 Menuhin Violin Competition in Richmond, Va.!

Menuhin Competition Junior Finalists 2021

Here are the Junior Finalists (ages 15 and under), announced Saturday:

Senior semi-finals will take place on Sunday; you can view them on the Menuhin Competition Youtube Channel (Part 1 and Part 2.) Finals will take place on May 21 and 22, with a Gala Presentation May 23. Jurors for 2021 include: Pamela Frank (Chair), Joji Hattori (Vice-Chair), Noah Bendix-Balgley, Aaron Dworkin, Alf Richard Kraggerud, Piers Lane, Valentina Peleggi, Soyoung Yoon, and Angelo Xiang Yu.

Below are the video streams from the pre-recorded Junior Semi-Finals performances that took place today, which also include Brett Yang and Eddy Chen from TwoSet Violin interviewing the contestants at the end:

Junior Semi Finals Part 1:

Boha Moon, 14, Korea (3:51)
Pianist: Miroslav Sekera
Beethoven - Violin Sonata No. 4 in A minor, Op. 23, Presto and Andante scherzoso, più allegretto
Jeongkyu Park - Nori
Ysaÿe - Caprice d'après l'étude en forme de valse de Saint-Saëns

Hannah Wan Ching Tam, 15, China (27:04)
Pianist: Maria Jee
Beethoven - Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 12, Allegro vivace and Andante, più tosto allegretto
Elliott Carter - 4 Lauds, No. 3: Rhapsodic Musings
Milstein - Paganiniana

Corina Deng, 13, Canada (49:03)
Pianist: Athena Deng
Ellen Taaffe Zwilich - Fantasy for solo violin
Beethoven - Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Major, Op. 23, Allegro and Adagio molto espressivo
Ravel - Tzigane

Edward Walton, 15, Australia / UK (1:18:00)
Pianist: Laurence Matheson
Beethoven - Violin Sonata No. 1 in D Major, Op. 12, Allegro con brio and Tema con variazioni: Andante con moto
Matthew Hindson - Song of Life
Waxman - Carmen Fantasie

Jinan Laurentia Woo, 13, Korea (1:45:14)
Pianist: Jun Cho
Shin Kim - Holo for solo violin
Beethoven - Violin Sonata No. 1 in D Major, Op. 12, Allegro con brio and Tema con variazioni: Andante con moto
Wieniawski - Polonaise Brilliante No. 2 in A Major, Op.21

Junior Semi Finals Part 2:

Seohyun Kim, 12, Korea
Pianist: Hyunjeong Kim
Elliott Carter - 4 Lauds, No. 3: Rhapsodic Musings
Beethoven - Violin Sonata No. 4 in A minor, Op. 23, Presto and Andante scherzoso, più allegretto
Waxman - Carmen Fantasie

Raphael Nussbaumer, 15, Switzerland
Pianist: Kateryna Tereshchenko
Beethoven - Violin Sonata No. 4 in A minor, Op. 23, Presto and Andante scherzoso, più allegretto
Alfred Felder - Capriccioso
Ravel - Tzigane

Fiona Khuong-Huu, 14, Japan / France / USA
Pianist: Rohan De Silva
Elliott Carter - Riconoscenza per Goffredo Petrassi
Beethoven - Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Major, Op. 23, Allegro and Adagio molto espressivo
Waxman - Carmen Fantasie

Keila Wakao, 15, Japan / USA
Pianist: Dina Vainshtein
Beethoven - Violin Sonata No. 1 in D Major, Op. 12, Allegro con brio and Tema con variazioni: Andante con moto
Steven Mackey - Interior Design for Solo Violin, Vermont Slate
Szymanowski - Nocture and Tarantella

Kento Hong, 14, USA / Japan / Taiwan
Pianist: Nelson Padgett
Beethoven - Violin Sonata No. 1 in D Major, Op. 12, Allegro con brio and Tema con variazioni: Andante con moto
David Froom - Shades of Red
Sarasate - Carmen Fantasy

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