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6 violinists from 4 countries (United States, South Korea, Austria, Japan) Montréal, June 2, 2019 – On June 1 and 2, the semi-final round of the 2019 Violin Edition of the Concours musical international de Montréal was held. Since May 29, 24 competitors from 12 countries have performed at Bourgie Hall in the hopes of winning the First Prize of one of Canada’s most prestigious music competition. Tonight, the jury announced the names of the 6 violinists who are moving on to the final round. Presided by Zarin Mehta, the 2019 international jury includes Pierre Amoyal (France), Kim Kashkashian (United…

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12 violonists from 6 countries go on to the semifinals June 1 and 2  Montréal, le 30 mai 2019 – On May 29 and 30 was held the First round of the 2019 Violin Edition of the Concours musical international de Montréal. The jury selected twelve semifinalists, from 6 countries. The semifinal will take place on June 1 and 2 at Bourgie Hall. Presided by Zarin Mehta, le 2019 international jury includes Pierre Amoyal (France), Kim Kashkashian (United States), Boris Kuschnir (Austria), Cho-Liang Lin (United States), Mihaela Martin (Romania), Barry Shiffman (Canada), Dmitry Sitkovetsky (United Kingdom/United States) and Pavel Vernikov (Israel…

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American violinist Stella Chen has won the 2019 Violin Competition! The International Queen Elisabeth Grand Prize – Queen Mathilde Prize receives € 25,000 and numerous concerts in Belgium and abroad. She will also have the honour to play the ‘Huggins’ 1708 Stradivarius for four years, presented by the Nippon Music Foundation. Canadians Timothy Chooi and Shannon Lee took second and fourth place respectively. American Stephen Kim, whom La Scena had predicted would be in the top 3 of the CMIM, took third prize; Kim had withdrew from the CMIM once he made the finals of the Queen Elisabeth. The prizewinners First Prize…

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VIOLINIST TAKES $8,000 TOP PRIZE Edmonton, AB – On Saturday, May 18, 2019 — after two days of amazing and very high calibre competition — violinist Angela Ryu (19 years old), originally from New Denver, BC, and currently studying at Rice University, The Shepherd School of Music under Paul Kantor, was awarded the $8,000 top prize in The Shean Strings Competition. She has also won the opportunity to play with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at a future date. Ms. Ryu was one of 6 Finalists chosen from the 25 submitted entries to compete in The 2019 Shean Strings Competition on…

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Melody Ye Yuan and 2 other violinists added to the list of 24 competitors Montréal, May 15, 2019 – Following the withdrawal of competitors William Lee, Stephen Kim, and Stella Chen from the Concours musical international de Montréal (CMIM), Canadian violinist Melody Ye Yuan, along with Korean Jung Min Choi and American-Korean Christine Lim are added to the line-up of competitors taking part in the Violin edition of the CMIM, from May 27 to June 5 in Montreal. 24 competitors have been invited to participate in the First Round, at Salle Bourgie. The musicians, ages 16 to 28, were selected…

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After 11 days of competition and 71 violinists candidates, the 19th Queen Elisabeth’s violin Competition  announced their 12 finalists on Saturday, May 11. Canadians Timothy Chooi (25) and Shannon Lee (26) have made the cut. Both will perform the Tchaikovsky Concerto in D major op. 35 with the Belgian National Orchestra conducted by Hugh Wolff. It will be possible to watch live the finals from the Queen Elisabeth Competition’s web site (http://cmireb.be/cgi?lg=en&pag=2030&tab=108&rec=4804&frm=0&par=aybabtu). Timothy Chooi will perform on Friday, May 24 and Shannon Lee on Saturday, May 25. Around midnight on Saturday the 11th of May the chairman of the jury has announced…

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4-21 May 2019, Beijing First China International Music Competition announces Semi-finalist Jury choose the 12 international pianists who will progress to the next round  Audiences around the world can follow the progress of competitors and performances of the very highest standard via live-streaming on Amadeus.tv and Youku.com Full details of events and competitors available at http://www.cimcompetition.org/ Watch announcement of Semi-Finalists here The first China International Music Competition – newly created by the China Conservatory of Music and Global Music Education League with 20 pianists between the ages of 17 and 28 from all over the world competing for unprecedented prize…

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New York, NY (May 7, 2019)—The Metropolitan Opera has named soprano Lisette Oropesa as the winner of the 14th annual Beverly Sills Artist Award. The $50,000 award is given to extraordinarily gifted singers with rising Met careers. Given in honor of the legendary American soprano Beverly Sills, the award was established in 2006 by an endowment gift from the late Agnes Varis, a managing director on the Met’s Board of Directors. Oropesa will sing two leading roles in the Met’s 2019–20 season: the title role in Massenet’s Manon and Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata.  She began her career at the…

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8 Rising Young Opera Singers, 8 Experienced Judges, 1 Exhilarating Competition Prepare to be dazzled by the next generation of Canadian opera stars at VOX, a prestigious new vocal competition taking place at Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre on April 26. The event, which takes place on the eve of opening day of the third Vancouver Opera Festival (April 27 to May 5), is set to showcase the cream of Canada’s new operatic talent. Countrywide Search Following a national audition, eight gifted opera singers from across the country have been pre-selected to perform during this evening fundraiser in support of…

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Judging an international music competition is no easy task. One of the lucky ones charged with this responsibility at this year’s CMIM is violinist Dmitry Sitkovetsky. Known for transcriptions that have been performed and recorded the world over, this experienced performer and conductor has served as music director of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra since 2003. His discography includes most of the standard violin concertos, including works by Prokofiev, Bartók and Shostakovich. He has conducted many orchestras around the world. “I had an invitation from Christiane LeBlanc to come to the last violin competition in 2016,” says Sitkovetsky when asked how…

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