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The winners were announced on Monday after each of them performed a violin concerto with musicians of The Philadelphia Orchestra with the Orchestra Academia China at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing.
A laureate in numerous competitions, Brown most recently was a prize-winner in the 2022 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, and he won First Prize in the 2019 International Violin Competition of Leopold Mozart in Augsburg, Germany, as well as the “Mozart” Prize, the Audience Award, the Chairman of the Jury Special Prize, the Kronberg Academy Special Prize, and the CD Production Special Prize.
As a full-scholarship recipient, Joshua earned his Bachelor of Music and is currently pursuing his Master of Music with Donald Weilerstein at New England Conservatory of Music (NEC). For the five years prior to NEC, Joshua studied with Almita and Roland Vamos at the Music Institute of Chicago’s Academy as a Scholarship Fellow (recipient of both the Rachel Barton Pine Scholarship and the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Fellowship)
Joshua plays on Nicolo Amati violin from Cremona, circa 1635-1640, on loan from the Mary B. Galvin Foundation through the Stradivari Society of Chicago.
BELOW: Here is Joshua's performance with pianist Thomas Hoppe from last week's SemiFinal Round at the China International Violin Competition:
Originally scheduled for 2020, the China International Violin Competition was held this year after a delay due to the global pandemic. Jury members included chairman Bin Huang, Fridemann Eichhorn, Lorenz Nasturica-Herschcowici, Mariusz Patyra, Lucie Robert, Joel Smirnoff, Weidong Tong and Pavel Vernikov.
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