Participant’s repertoire

Jihyun Baik
South Korea, Age 23

Joel Smirnoff: 2021-2022
Takashi Shimizu: 2019-2021
Nam Yun Kim: 2014-2021
Koichiro Harada: 2018
Yoo Kyung Min: 2008-2016

Jihyun Baik developed her passion for the violin under the influence of her mother, also a violinist. She received First Prize at the Euroasia International Competition and a Special Prize at the Rodolfo Lipizer Prize Competition. She also won the Seoul Youth Chamber Music Competition and was invited to perform at the Seoul Spring Fringe Festival.

She attended Korea National University of Arts on special admission at age 16, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree at The Juilliard School.

Program
Preliminary Phase
Grave and Fuga from the Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003 – J. S. Bach
Caprice No. 11, Op. 1 – N. Paganini
Sonata in E minor, K. 304 – W. A. Mozart
Caprice No. 5, Op. 1 – N. Paganini
Hebrew Melody (arr. L. Auer) – J. Achron

Semi-Final Phase
Sonata for Solo Violin, Op. 27. No. 4 – E. Ysaÿe
Sonata No. 1 in A major, Op. 13 – G. Fauré
Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
Sonata No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 12 – L. van Beethoven

Classical Finals
Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218 – W. A. Mozart
La Gitana (orch. J. Kuusisto)

Finals
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35 – P. I. Tchaikovsky

Joshua Brown
United States, Age 22

Donald Weilerstein: 2018-present
Almita and Roland Vamos: 2013-2018
Amy Beth Horman: 2005-2013

Joshua Brown’s reviews for his debut performance with the Cleveland Orchestra include “stunning,” “brilliantly played” and “spellbinding.” He has collaborated with orchestras around the world, performed on radio and television, and won top prizes at many international competitions, including First Prize and Audience Award at the 2019 International Violin Competition of Leopold Mozart.

Joshua plays a 1679 Pietro Guarneri, on long-term loan from the Stradivari Society, and is pursuing a master’s degree at New England Conservatory as a full-tuition Presidential Scholarship recipient.

Program
Preliminary Phase
Allemanda and Double, Corrente and Double from the Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002 – J. S. Bach
Sonata in E-flat major, K. 302 – W. A. Mozart
Caprice No. 24, Op. 1 – N. Paganini
Grand Caprice on Schubert’s Der Erlkönig, Op. 26 – H. W. Ernst
Valse Sentimentale, Op. 51, No. 6 – P. I. Tchaikovsky

Semi-Final Phase
Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 30 – L. van Beethoven
Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 121 – R. Schumann
Rhapsody No. 1, Sz. 86 – B. Bartók

Classical Finals
Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219 – W. A. Mozart
Liebesfreud (orch. J. Kuusisto) – F. Kreisler

Finals
Violin Concerto No. 2, Sz. 112 – B. Bartók

Maya Anjali Buchanan
United States/India, Age 22

Ida Kavafian: 2018-present
Almita Vamos: 2013-2018
Paul Kantor: 2010-2013

Recognized for enchanting performances and exceptional bel canto-like lyricism, Indian-American violinist Maya Anjali Buchanan is gaining wide appeal as a dynamic artist. Named Yamaha’s 2020 Young Performing Artist, she has performed on three continents. She is a major prizewinner of the Washington, Stulberg, Stradivarius and Johansen international competitions, captured First Prize in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Competition and was awarded the DeLay Fellowship at Aspen Festival. She currently attends the Curtis Institute.

Program
Preliminary Phase
Sonata in G major, K. 301 – W. A. Mozart
Allemanda and Double, Corrente and Double from the Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002 – J. S. Bach
Paganiniana Variations – N. Milstein
Salut d’Amour in E major, Op. 1 – E. Elgar

Semi-Final Phase
Sonata No. 3 in C minor, Op. 45 – E. Grieg
Sonata No. 5 in F major, Op. 24 – L. van Beethoven
Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
Introduction and rondo capriccioso, Op. 28 – C. Saint-Saëns

Classical Finals
Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216 – W. A. Mozart
La Gitana (orch. J. Kuusisto) – F. Kreisler

Finals
Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 82 – A. Glazunov

I-hao Cheng
Taiwan, Age 23

Midori Goto: 2019-present
Aaron Rosand: 2018-2019
Ida Kavafian: 2016-2018
Victor Danchenko: 2014-2016
Barry Shiffman: 2014-2016

I-hao Cheng received his earliest music training in Taiwan. He studied at the Eastman School of Music and the Royal Conservatory of Music. In 2016, I-hao was admitted to the Curtis Institute of Music. He is the recipient of the 30th Chi-mei Art Award, and currently is pursuing a master’s degree at the Curtis Institute of Music.

Program
Preliminary Phase
Grave and Fuga from the Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003 – J. S. Bach
Sonatina in D major, Op. 137, No. 1 – F. Schubert
Paganiniana Variations – N. Milstein
La fille aux cheveux de lin – C. Debussy

Semi-Final Phase
Sonata No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 12 – L. van Beethoven
Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 80 – S. Prokofiev
Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
Fantasie brillante, Op. 3, No. 3 – J. Hubay

Classical Finals
Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218 – W. A. Mozart
Tambourin chinois (orch. J. Kuusisto) – F. Kreisler

Finals
Violin Concerto No. 2, Sz. 112 B. Bartók

Karisa Chiu
United States, Age 23

Jaime Laredo: 2022-present
Jan Sloman: 2022-present
Ida Kavafian: 2017-2022
Almita Vamos: 2012-2017
Cornelius Chiu: 2002-2012

Karisa Chiu is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and will continue her studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music this fall. She has won top prizes from numerous competitions such as the ISANGYUN, Menuhin, Leopold Mozart international violin competitions, and the Irving M. Klein International String Competition. As a part of the 2022 Hanwha Symphony Festival, Karisa performed with the KBS Symphony Orchestra at the Seoul Arts Center.

Program
Preliminary Phase
Grave and Fuga from the Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003 – J. S. Bach
Caprice Nos. 2 and 24 for Solo Violin, Op. 1 – N. Paganini
Sonata in E minor, K. 304 – W. A. Mozart
Romance, Op. 78. No. 2a – J. Sibelius

Semi-Final Phase
Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 30 – L. van Beethoven
Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
Sonata No. 1 in A major, Op. 13 – G. Fauré
Fantasie brillante, Op. 3, No. 3 – J. Hubay

Classical Finals
Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218 – W. A. Mozart
La Gitana (orch. J. Kuusisto) – F. Kreisler

Finals
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77 J. Brahms

Jung Min Choi
South Korea, Age 28

Koichiro Harada: 2021-present
Kyoko Takezawa: 2021-present
Ilya Kaler: 2018-2020
Miriam Fried: 2016-2018
Pamela Frank: 2015-2016

Jung Min Choi made her debut at the Kumho Art Hall Prodigy Series at age 12, and has performed at venues such as Merkin Hall, the John F. Kennedy Center, Verizon Hall, A. Mickiewicz University Auditorium and Seoul Arts Center, including recitals sponsored by the Stradivari Society. ¬She has garnered numerous prizes, including Second Prize at the 2020 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition, and is a prize winner of the Michael Hill International Violin Competition.

Program
Preliminary Phase
Sonata in G major, K. 301 – W. A. Mozart
Adagio and Fuga from the Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 – J. S. Bach
Caprice No. 5, Op. 1 – N. Paganini
Nocturne, Op. 51, No. 3  – J. Sibelius
Grand Caprice on Schubert’s Der Erlkönig, Op. 26 – H. W. Ernst

Semi-Final Phase
Sonata No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 12 – L. van Beethoven
Sonata in G major – M. Ravel
Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
Carmen Fantasy (after Bizet) – F. Waxman

Classical Finals
Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219 – W. A. Mozart
Liebesfreud (orch. J. Kuusisto) – F. Kreisler

Finals
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77 – J. Brahms

Isabelle Durrenberger
United States, Age 23

Donald Weilerstein: 2019-2022
Soovin Kim: 2019-2022
Jaime Laredo: 2012-2019
Jinjoo Cho: 2016-2018
Joan Kwuon: 2012-2016

Completing her graduate studies at the New England Conservatory, Isabelle Ai Durrenberger received a Bachelor of Music at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She collaborated with Jennifer Koh and ARCO Collaborative in the Alone Together educational project and was awarded Third Prize at the 2018 Irving M. Klein International String Competition. She has collaborated with the Columbus and Asheville symphonies and the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra. Isabelle performed at Carnegie Hall as a member of New York String Orchestra Seminar (2015 and 2018).

Program
Preliminary Phase
Preludio, Loure, Gavotte en Rondeau, Menuet I. II. from the Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006 – J. S. Bach
Caprice Nos. 2 and 7 for Solo Violin, Op. 1 – N. Paganini
Sonata in C major, K. 303 – W. A. Mozart
Méditation from “Thaïs” – J. Massenet

Semi-Final Phase
Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 30 – L. van Beethoven
Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
Poème, Op. 25 – E. Chausson
Sonata No. 3 in C minor, Op. 45 – E. Grieg

Classical Finals
Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218 – W. A. Mozart
La Gitana (orch. J. Kuusisto) – F. Kreisler

Finals
Violin Concerto in G minor, Op. 26 – M. Bruch

Hiu Sing Fan
Hong Kong, China, Age 25

Christoph Poppen: 2021-present
Julia Fischer: 2018-2021
Lena Neudauer: 2018-present
Hyo Kang: 2014-2018
I-Hao Lee: 2013-2018

Winner of the New York International Artists Association Violin Competition, Verão Clássico Festival, and the Adelphi Chamber Orchestra Concerto Competition, Hiu Sing Fan has established himself as a rising star on international stages. He has collaborated and mentored with renowned artists such as Leonidas Kavakos, Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, Itzhak Perlman, Aaron Rosand, the Quatuor Ebène and the Emerson Quartet, among others.

He received his bachelor’s degree at The Juilliard School, with further studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich.

Program
Preliminary Phase
Ciaccona from the Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 – J. S. Bach
Sonata in G major, K. 301 – W. A. Mozart
No. 6 from Six Polyphonic Etudes: Variations on The Last Rose of Summer – H. W. Ernst
Beau soir (arr. J. Heifetz) – C. Debussy

Semi-Final Phase
Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 30 – L. van Beethoven
Sonata No. 3 in C minor, Op. 45 – E. Grieg
Fantasie brillante, Op. 3, No. 3 – J. Hubay

Classical Finals
Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218 W. A. Mozart
La Gitana (orch. J. Kuusisto) F. Kreisler

Finals
Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47 – J. Sibelius

Rennosuke Fukuda
Japan, Age 22

Janine Jansen: 2020-present
Pavel Vernikov and Svetlana Makarova: 2015-2020
Machie Oguri: 2009-2015
Chihiro Kudo: 2006-2009

Rennosuke Fukuda was awarded First Prize at the 2014 Menuhin Competition, Fourth Prize at the Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover 2018, and First Prize at the 33rd Valsesia Musica in 2017. He has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Yomiuri Symphony Orchestra, the NDR Radiophilharmonie, and the Romanian Radio National Orchestra, among others.

Rennosuke is currently studying at HEMU Site de Sion with Professor Janine Jansen.

Program
Preliminary Phase
Preludio, Loure, Gavotte en Rondeau, Menuet I. II. from the Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006 – J. S. Bach
Sonata in E minor, K. 304 – W. A. Mozart
Caprice Nos. 4 and 1 for Solo Violin, Op. 1 – N. Paganini
Bess, You is My Woman Now (arr. J. Heifetz) – G. Gershwin

Semi-Final Phase
Sonata No. 4 in A minor, Op. 23 – L. van Beethoven
Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
Divertimento – I. Stravinsky
Carmen Fantasy (after Bizet) – F. Waxman

Classical Finals
Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218 – W. A. Mozart
La Gitana (orch. J. Kuusisto) – F. Kreisler

Finals
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35 – P. I. Tchaikovsky

KayCee Galano
Philippines, Age 21

Kurt Sassmannshaus: 2011-present

Kristine Clair “KayCee” Uchi Galano has established herself as one of the leading young violinists of her generation. A prizewinner at the Kosciuszko Foundation Wieniawski Violin Competition, she participated in the 2021 Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition.

KayCee made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2019, performing all six Bach solo sonatas and partitas. In 2018, she was invited to perform the Bruch Concerto with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra.

Ms. Galano studies at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

Program
Preliminary Phase
Adagio and Fuga from Sonata No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005 – J. S. Bach
Caprice Nos. 21 and 5 for Solo Violin, Op. 1 – N. Paganini
Sonata in G major, K. 301 – W. A. Mozart
Mélodie in E-flat major, from Souvenir d’un lieu cher, Op. 42, No. 3 – P. I. Tchaikovsky

Semi-Final Phase
Sonata No. 8 in G major, Op. 30 – L. van Beethoven
Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 80 – S. Prokofiev
Polonaise brillante No. 2 in A major, Op. 21 – H. Wieniawski

Classical Finals
Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219 – W. A. Mozart
Caprice viennois (orch. J. Kuusisto) – F. Kreisler

Finals
Violin Concerto No. 2, Sz. 112 – B. Bartók

Ria Honda
Japan, Age 22

Koichiro Harada: 2021-Present
Li Lin: 2018-Present
Koichiro Harada: 2015-2018
Almita and Roland Vamos: 2014-2018
Jan Sloman: 2010-2018

Ria Honda currently studies at The Juilliard School where she is pursuing a Master of Music degree, and recently received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Columbia University. She is a 2022 recipient of the Rohm Music Foundation Scholarship and was the Fourth Prize winner of the 2021 Irving M. Klein International String Competition.

Currently, Ria plays on a Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Turin 1779, generously on loan from The Ryuji Ueno Foundation.

Program
Preliminary Phase
Adagio and Fuga from the Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 – J. S. Bach
Paganiniana Variations – N. Milstein
Sonata in E minor, K. 304 – W. A. Mozart
Romance, Op. 78, No. 2a – J. Sibelius

Semi-Final Phase
Sonata No. 4 in A minor, Op. 23 – L. van Beethoven
Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
Sonata No. 1 in A major, Op. 13 – G. Fauré
Fantasie brillante, Op. 3, No. 3 – J. Hubay

Classical Finals
Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219 – W. A. Mozart
La Gitana (orch. J. Kuusisto) – F. Kreisler

Finals
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77 – J. Brahms

Sirena Huang
United States, Age 28

Hyo Kang: 2016-2019
Itzhak Perlman: 2014-2016
Sylvia Rosenberg: 2009-2016
Stephen Clapp: 2003-2013

Sirena Huang is the recipient of numerous accolades and awards, including First Prize at the Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition, winner of the New York Concert Artist Worldwide Debut Audition, Gold Medalist of the 6th International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians, top prize winner at the Singapore International Violin Competition and the Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition. She has performed with ensembles including the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra.

Program
Preliminary Phase
Sonata in G major, K. 301 – W. A. Mozart
Adagio and Fuga from the Sonata No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005 – J. S. Bach
Caprice Nos. 13 and 24 for Solo Violin, Op. 1 – N. Paganini
Mélodie in E-flat major, from Souvenir d’un lieu cher, Op. 42, No. 3 – P. I. Tchaikovsky

Semi-Final Phase
Sonata No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30 – L. van Beethoven
Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 100 – J. Brahms
Rhapsody No. 1, Sz. 86 – B. Bartók

Classical Finals
Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216 – W. A. Mozart
La Gitana (orch. J. Kuusisto) – F. Kreisler

Finals
Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53 – A. Dvořák

Marie-Astrid Hulot
France, Age 24

Mihaela Martin: 2017-2022
Olivier Charlier: 2012-2017
Annick Roussin: 2008-2012

Marie-Astrid Hulot studied at the Conservatoire Régional de Paris and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris at 14. She then studied at the Kronberg Academy where she performed with Gidon Kremer. She received the Ravel Prize at the Ravel Academy in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Second Prize at the Nielsen Competition in 2019, and recently Third Prize at the Kodály Competition in Debrechen. She is a laureate of the Dominique Peccatte and Marie Cantagrill competitions, and has performed under the direction of David Zinman, Alain Altinoglu and Dennis Russell Davies.

Program
Preliminary Phase
Ciaccona from the Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 – J. S. Bach
Paganiniana Variations – N. Milstein
Sonata in C major, K. 303 – W. A. Mozart
Siciliana M. T. von Paradis

Semi-Final Phase
Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 30 – L. van Beethoven
Divertimento – I. Stravinsky
Phantasie in C major, Op. 131 (arr. Kreisler) – R. Schumann

Classical Finals
Violin Concerto No. 1 in C major – J. Haydn
Caprice viennois, Op. 2 (orch. J. Kuusisto) – F. Kreisler

Finals
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 – L. van Beethoven

Anna Im
South Korea, Age 24

So-Ock Kim: 2016-present
Shmuel Ashkenasi: 2016-2020
Aaron Rosand: 2014-2016
So-Ock Kim: 2012-2014

Anna Im is the First Prize winner of the 10th Michael Hill International Violin Competition. Her prize recording Amabile is available on all streaming platforms. Anna earned her Bachelor of Music at the Curtis Institute of Music, and her Master of Arts at the Royal Academy of Music. Anna has performed with the Auckland Philharmonia, Baden-Baden Philharmonic, and many others. As a chamber musician, she has collaborated with Steven Isserlis, Tabea Zimmermann and Christian Tetzlaff.

Program
Preliminary Phase
Sonata in E minor, K. 304 – W. A. Mozart
Adagio and Fuga from the Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 – J. S. Bach
Caprice Nos. 1 and 17 for Solo Violin, Op. 1 – N. Paganini
Romance, Op. 78, No. 2 – J. Sibelius

Semi-Final Phase
Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 12 – L. van Beethoven
Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108 – J. Brahms
Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
Caprice d’après l’Étude en forme de Valse, Op. 52 – C. Saint-Saëns/E. Ysaÿe

Classical Finals
Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218 – W. A. Mozart
Liebesfreud (orch. J. Kuusisto) – F. Kreisler

Finals
Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47 – J. Sibelius

Inés Issel Burzyńska
Poland/Spain, Age 21

Zakhar Bron: 2012-2022
Eva Graubin: 2008-2012
Iwona Byrzyńska-Issel: 2004-2007

Inés Issel Burzyńska has studied at the Reina Sofía School of Music (Madrid) with Professor Zakhar Bron since 2012, and has attended masterclasses with Mauricio Fuks, Vadim Repin, Miriam Fried and Renaud Capuçon.

She has performed with many symphony orchestras, including the Amadeus Orchestra of Polish Radio, and has performed in prestigious concert halls including the National Auditorium in Madrid, the European Music Center, and the Rotterdam Philharmonic in De Doelen, among others.

Program
Preliminary Phase
Grave and Fuga from the Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003 – J. S. Bach
Caprice Nos. 2 and 21 for Solo Violin, Op. 1 – N. Paganini
Sonata in A major, K. 305 – W. A. Mozart
Beau soir (arr. J. Heifetz) – C. Debussy

Semi-Final Phase
Sonata No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 12 – L. van Beethoven
Sonata No. 2 in G major, Op. 13 – E. Grieg
Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
Caprice basque, Op. 24 – P. de Sarasate

Classical Finals
Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216 – W. A. Mozart
Liebesleid (orch. J. Kuusisto) – F. Kreisler

Finals
Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53 – A. Dvořák

Miray Ito
United States, Age 19

Li Lin: 2019-present
Robert Lipsett: 2015-2019

Award-winning violinist Miray Ito made her Carnegie Hall debut at age 12. Since then, she has won top prizes at the Kocian and Kloster Schöntal violin competitions, to name a few. Miray has performed as soloist with the Toledo Symphony, Sendai Philharmonic and the Yamagata Symphony, among others.

She currently studies at The Juilliard School under Professor Li Lin. Miray plays a 1734 Pietro Guarneri violin on a generous loan from the Ryuji Ueno Foundation.

Program
Preliminary Phase
Grave and Fuga from the Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003 – J. S. Bach
Caprice No. 5, Op. 1 – N. Paganini
Sonata in C major, K. 303 – W. A. Mozart
Grand Caprice on Schubert’s Der Erlkönig, Op. 26 – H. W. Ernst
Valse sentimentale – P. I. Tchaikovsky

Semi-Final Phase
Sonata No. 8 in G major, Op. 30 – L. van Beethoven
Introduction and rondo capriccioso, Op. 28 – C. Saint-Saëns
Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 18 – R. Strauss

Classical Finals
Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219 – W. A. Mozart
Caprice viennois, Op. 2 (orch. J. Kuusisto) – F. Kreisler

Finals
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77 – J. Brahms

Yiliang Jiang
China, Age 26

Donald Weilerstein: 2015-present
Lei Fang: 2004-2015

Yiliang Jiang is pursuing his Graduate Diploma with Donald Weilerstein at the New England Conservatory of Music. He won 4th Place in the 55th Premio Paganini International Violin Competition, and won the top prize of the Dorothy DeLay Fellowship at Aspen Music Festival. In 2013, Yiliang won 2nd Place in the Adults Group of the Andrea Postacchini International Violin Competition.

Since 2011, he has collaborated with the China Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, and Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, among others.

Program
Preliminary Phase
Ciaccona from the Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 – J. S. Bach
Paganiniana Variations – N. Milstein
Sonata in C major, K. 303 – W. A. Mozart
Albumblatt (arr. A. Wilhelmj) – R. Wagner

Semi-Final Phase
Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 30 – L. van Beethoven
Sonata No. 3 in G minor – C. Debussy
Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
Tzigane – M. Ravel

Classical Finals
Violin Concerto No. 1 in B-flat major, K. 207 – W. A. Mozart
Caprice viennois, Op. 2 (orch. J. Kuusisto) – F. Kreisler

Finals
Violin Concerto No. 2, Sz. 112 – B. Bartók

Gyehee Kim
South Korea, Age 29

Christoph Poppen: 2020-present
Lena Neudauer: 2018-present
Young Uck Kim: 2013-2018
Joseph Silverstein: 2010-2012

The winner of the George Enescu and Andrea Postacchini and Munetsugu Angel international violin competitions, Gyehee Kim has established herself as one of the eminent rising stars of the international stage. Ms. Kim is also a laureate of numerous international competitions such as the Guadagnini Stuttgart, ISANGYUN, and the Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians.

She studied at the Curtis Institute of Music, Seoul National University and currently studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich.

Program
Preliminary Phase
Adagio and Fuga from the Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 – J. S. Bach
Caprice Nos. 9 and 17 for Solo Violin, Op. 1 – N. Paganini
Sonata in G major, K. 301 – W. A. Mozart
Romance, Op. 78, No. 2a – J. Sibelius

Semi-Final Phase
Sonata No. 1 in D major, Op. 12 – L. van Beethoven
Incontro for Violin and Piano J- ohn Harbison
Sonata No. 3 in C minor, Op. 45 – E. Grieg
Caprice d’après l’Étude en forme de Valse, Op. 52 – C. Saint-Saëns/E. Ysaÿe

Classical Finals
Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219 – W. A. Mozart
Liebesleid (orch. J. Kuusisto) – F. Kreisler

Finals
Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47 – J. Sibelius

Haram Kim
South Korea, Age 24

Shmuel Ashkenasi: 2019-2022
Aaron Rosand: 2016-2019
Ida Kavafian: 2011-2022
Hae Yup Yang: 2005-2010

Haram Kim began his violin study in Korea where he garnered first prizes in national competitions and performed with orchestras including the Seongnam Philharmonic and the Suwon Philharmonic. In 2011, Kim was accepted to the Curtis Institute of Music and currently attends The Juilliard School. He won Third Prize at the Harbin Competition and has participated in Music from Angel Fire and in the ARD, ISANGYUN, George Enescu and Joseph Joachim international violin competitions.

Program
Preliminary Phase
Grave and Fuga from the Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003 – J. S. Bach
Sonata in G major, K. 301 – W. A. Mozart
Caprice Nos. 7 and 17 for Solo Violin, Op. 1 – N. Paganini
Song Without Words, Op. 62, No. 1 (arr. F. Kreisler) – Mendelssohn

Semi-Final Phase
Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 30 – L. van Beethoven
Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 80 – S. Prokofiev
A Paganini – A. Schnittke

Classical Finals
Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219 – W. A. Mozart
Caprice viennois, Op. 2 (orch. J. Kuusisto) – F. Kreisler

Finals
Violin Concerto No. 2, Sz. 112 – B. Bartók

Jeein Kim
South Korea, Age 26

Ani Kavafian: 2022
Soovin Kim: 2019-2021
Dong-Suk Kang: 2014-2018
Sang Soon Lee: 2014-2018
Bonju Koo: 2007-2013

Jeein Kim has collaborated with various orchestras including the Hradec Králové Philharmonic Orchestra, the Northwest Sinfonietta, the JK Chamber, Prime Philharmonic and Yonsei University orchestras. She also has appeared as a soloist at the Kumho Art Hall, Yonsei Kumho Art Hall, Shinhan Art Hall and Elim Art Center. She has won prizes at many violin competitions including the Menuhin and Seoul International Competition as well as national competitions.

Program
Preliminary Phase
Sonata in G major, K. 301 – W. A. Mozart
Adagio and Fuga from the Sonata No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005 – J. S. Bach
Caprice Nos. 4 and 11 for Solo Violin, Op. 1 – N. Paganini
Beau soir (arr. J. Heifetz) – C. Debussy

Semi-Final Phase
Sonata No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30 – L. van Beethoven
Sonata – L. Janáček
Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
Nocturne and Tarantella, Op. 28 – K. Szymanowksi

Classical Finals
Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219 – W. A. Mozart
Tambourin chinois (orch. J. Kuusisto) – F. Kreisler

Finals
Violin Concerto – W. Walton

SooBeen Lee
South Korea, Age 21

Miriam Fried: 2017-present
Nam-Yun Kim: 2006-2017

SooBeen Lee has been praised by the Washington Post for her “poised presence, a luxurious sound, spot-on intonation and a bow arm that surely will be the envy of her peers.” She won First Prize at the 2013 Oistrakh Violin Competition, and the 2014 Young Concert Artists Auditions.

Ms. Lee currently studies with Miriam Fried at the New England Conservatory and plays the Giuseppe Guadagnini Cremona 1794, on loan to her from Kumho Cultural Foundation Korea.

Program
Preliminary Phase
Sonata in A major, K., 305 – W. A. Mozart
Ciaccona from the Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 – J. S. Bach
Paganiniana Variations – N. Milstein
Nocturne in C-sharp minor (arr. N. Milstein) – F. Chopin

Semi-Final Phase
Sonata No. 1 in D major, Op. 12 – L. van Beethoven
Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 75 – C. Saint-Saëns
Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
Fantasie brillante, Op.3, No.3 – J. Hubay

Classical Finals
Violin Concerto No. 1 in B-flat major, K. 207 – W. A. Mozart
Liebesfreud (orch. J. Kuusisto) – F. Kreisler

Finals
Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47 – J. Sibelius

Yoojin Lee
South Korea, Age 23

Koichiro Harada: 2015-2022
Sheryl Staples: 2021-2022
Nam Yun Kim: 2008-2021
Takashi Shimizu: 2019-2021

Yoojin Lee launched her career with an award-winning performance at the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians in 2012. She also holds the First Prize from Dong-A Music Competition and Seoul International Music Competition. Ms. Lee was also the youngest violinist to reach the Semi-Final round at the 2019 Queen Elizabeth Competition. She has been featured as a soloist with reputable orchestras such as the Ulsan Symphony Orchestra and the KBS Symphony Orchestra.

Program
Preliminary Phase
Adagio and Fuga from the Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 – J. S. Bach
Nocturne in C-sharp minor (arr. N. Milstein) – F. Chopin
Sonata in A major, K. 305 – W. A. Mozart
Paganiniana Variations – N. Milstein

Semi-Final Phase
Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 80 – S. Prokofiev
Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
Sonata No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 12 – L. van Beethoven
Caprice d’après l’Étude en forme de Valse, Op. 52 – C. Saint-Saëns/E. Ysaÿe

Classical Finals
Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218 – W. A. Mozart
Tambourin chinois (orch. J. Kuusisto) – F. Kreisler

Finals
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77 – J. Brahms

Emma Meinrenken
Canada/Germany, Age 23

Augustin Hadelich: 2022-present
Ida Kavafian: 2017-2022
Atis Bankas: 2008-2017

Emma Meinrenken is a violinist at the Yale School of Music, in the studio of Augustin Hadelich. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the Curtis Institute of Music, studying with Ida Kavafian, where she was awarded the Milka Violin Artist Prize. She won the Stradivarius International Violin Competition, and the Prix Ravel at the Ecole d’Art Américaines de Fontainebleau. She is an alumna of the Verbier Festival Academy, and a 2022 Norfolk Chamber Music Festival fellow.

Program
Preliminary Phase
Adagio and Fuga from Sonata No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005 – J. S. Bach
Caprice No. 2, Op. 1 – N. Paganini
Sonata in C major, K. 303 – W. A. Mozart
Siciliana – M. T. von Paradis
Grand Caprice on Schubert’s Der Erlkönig, Op. 26 – H. W. Ernst

Semi-Final Phase
Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
Sonata in G major – M. Ravel
Sonata No. 8 in G major, Op. 30 – L. van Beethoven
Sonata for Solo Violin, Op. 27. No. 6 – E. Ysaÿe

Classical Finals
Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216 – W. A. Mozart
La Gitana (orch. J. Kuusisto) – F. Kreisler

Finals
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35 – P. I. Tchaikovsky

Nathan Meltzer
United States, Age 22

Itzhak Perlman: 2013-2022
Li Lin: 2013-2022
Mimi Zweig: 2008-2013

Awarded Second Prize at the 2022 Sibelius Competition and youngest ever to win the Windsor Festival Competition, Nathan has been a soloist with the Orchestre national d’Île-de-France, the Philharmonia Orchestra, and the Royal Northern Sinfonia, among others. As a chamber musician, he has performed at ChamberFest Cleveland, the Krzyżowa Festival, the Moritzburg Festival, the Perlman Music Program, and the Verbier Festival Academy.

He released his debut album with Rohan De Silva, and studied at The Juilliard School of Music with Itzhak Perlman and Li Lin.

Program
Preliminary Phase
Grave and Fuga from the Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003 – J. S. Bach
Caprice Nos. 2 and 4 for Solo Violin, Op. 1 – N. Paganini
Sonata in A major, K. 305 – W. A. Mozart
La fille aux cheveux de lin – C. Debussy

Semi-Final Phase
Sonata No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30 – L. van Beethoven
Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 18 – R. Strauss
Caprice d’après l’Étude en forme de Valse, Op. 52 – C. Saint-Saëns/E. Ysaÿe

Classical Finals
Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219 – W. A. Mozart
La Gitana (orch. J. Kuusisto) – F. Kreisler

Finals
Violin Concerto No. 2, Sz. 112 – B. Bartók

Elias David Moncado
Germany, Age 21

Pierre Amoyal: 2018-present
Latica Honda-Rosenberg: 2007-2017

Elias David Moncado is the First Prize winner of the Valsesia Musica, Vladimir Spivakov and Karol Lipinski international violin competitions and a prizewinner of the Sendai, Louis Spohr, Postacchini and Orchestre Philharmonique of Morocco international competitions. At age 10, he was the youngest ever winner of the Europäischer Hoffnungspreis of Pro Europa. At 12, he debuted with the Berliner Philharmonie.

Elias plays a Giambattista Rogeri, Brescia (c. 1700) from the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben Hamburg.

Program
Preliminary Phase
Sonata in G major, K. 301 – W. A. Mozart
Ciaccona from the Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 – J. S. Bach
Caprice Nos. 2 and 11 for Solo Violin, Op. 1 – N. Paganini
Nocturne from Deux morceaux – L. Boulanger

Semi-Final Phase
Sonata No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30 – L. van Beethoven
Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
Sonata No. 3 in G minor – C. Debussy
Introduction and rondo capriccioso, Op. 28 – C. Saint-Saëns

Classical Finals
Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219 – W. A. Mozart
Caprice viennois, Op. 2 (orch. J. Kuusisto) – F. Kreisler

Finals
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77 – J. Brahms

Audrey Park
United States, Age 19

Hyo Kang: 2020-present
Cho-Liang Lin: 2020-present
Almita Vamos: 2019-2020
Linda Rose: 2015-2019

Audrey Park currently studies at The Juilliard School, and was recently the Grand Prize Winner of the Bellagrande International Music Competition. Ms. Park was also a scholarship recipient of the Mark Zinger Foundation, and a Semi-Finalist at the 2022 National Schadt Violin Competition. She was recognized as a 2019 and 2020 National Young Arts Winner.

Program
Preliminary Phase
Adagio and Fuga from Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 – J. S. Bach
Sonata in E minor, K. 304 – W. A. Mozart
Caprice Nos. 1 and 15 for Solo Violin, Op. 1 – N. Paganini
Albumblatt (arr. A. Wilhelmj) – R. Wagner

Semi-Final Phase
Sonata No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30 – L. van Beethoven
Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
Poème, Op. 25 – E. Chausson
Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108 – J. Brahms

Classical Finals
Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218 – W. A. Mozart
Tambourin chinois (orch. J. Kuusisto) – F. Kreisler

Finals
Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47 – J. Sibelius

Yue Qian
China, Age 27

Bing Wang: 2020-present
Ronald Copes: 2017-2019
Sylvia Rosenberg: 2017-2018
Midori Goto: 2013-2017

Chinese violinist Yue Qian enjoys music-making, strives to express through the violin, and believes that it truly brings people together. She is a Starling Fellow, Silver Medalist of the Fischoff Competition, winner of the USC Concerto Competition, and a candidate of the Sendai and Shanghai Stern competitions.

Ms. Qian completed her undergraduate study at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music before obtaining a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Music Arts at USC.

Program
Preliminary Phase
Preludio, Loure, Gavotte en Rondeau, Menuet I. II. from the Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006 – J. S. Bach
Sonata in G major, K. 301 – W. A. Mozart
No. 6 from Six Polyphonic Etudes: Variations on The Last Rose of Summer – H. W. Ernst
Nocturne in C-sharp minor (arr. N. Milstein) – F. Chopin

Semi-Final Phase
Sonata No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 12 – L. van Beethoven
Caprice d’après l’Étude en forme de Valse, Op. 52 – C. Saint-Saëns/E. Ysaÿe
Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 121 – R. Schumann

Classical Finals
Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218 – W. A. Mozart
Schon Rosmarin (orch. J. Kuusisto) – F. Kreisler

Finals
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35 – P. I. Tchaikovsky

Rubén Rengel
Venezuela, Age 27

Mark Steinberg: 2019-2020
Paul Kantor: 2016-2019
Jaime Laredo: 2012-2016
Iván Pérez Núñez: 2001-2012

Rubén was the winner of the 2018 Sphinx Competition, and has appeared as a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Detroit, Houston, Dallas, New Jersey and Venezuela symphonies. He has performed in ensembles with Joseph Silverstein, Pamela Frank, Anthony McGill, Peter Wiley, David Shifrin, Joel Krosnick, Timothy Eddy and Gilbert Kalish.

Rubén enjoys performing Venezuelan and Latin American folk music, has an interest in conducting, and also performs as a violist. He is a member of Ensemble Connect at Carnegie Hall.

Program
Preliminary Phase
Sonata in G major, K. 301 – W. A. Mozart
Adagio and Fuga from Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 – J. S. Bach
Caprice Nos. 9 and 1 for Solo Violin, Op. 1 – N. Paganini
Deep River, Op. 59, No. 10 (Transcribed by M. Powell) – S. Coleridge-Taylor

Semi-Final Phase
Sonata No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 12 – L. van Beethoven
Sonata for Solo Violin, Op. 27. No. 3 – E. Ysaÿe
Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 18 – R. Strauss

Classical Finals
Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219 – W. A. Mozart
La Gitana (orch. J. Kuusisto) – F. Kreisler

Finals
Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 – F. Mendelssohn

Julian Rhee
United States, Age 22

Miriam Fried: 2018-current
Hye-Sun Lee and Almita Vamos: 2008-2018

The First Prize winner of the Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition and Astral National Auditions, Julian Rhee made his Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra debut at age 8, and has gone on to perform with orchestras including the Aspen Philharmonic, San Diego, Pittsburgh, Eugene, Santa Rosa and Madison symphony orchestras.

Julian has performed at the Jupiter Chamber Players, Ravinia Steans Institute, Rockport Music, NorthShore Chamber Music Festival, and Pierce Hill for the Performing Arts.

Program
Preliminary Phase
Sonata in C major, K. 303 – W. A. Mozart
Adagio and Fuga from Sonata No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005 – J. S. Bach
Caprice Nos. 11 and 5 for Solo Violin, Op. 1 – N. Paganini
Albumblatt (arr. A. Wilhelmj) – R. Wagner

Semi-Final Phase
Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 96 – L. van Beethoven
A Paganini – A. Schnittke
Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 18 – R. Strauss

Classical Finals
Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219 – W. A. Mozart
La Gitana (orch. J. Kuusisto) – F. Kreisler

Finals
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 – L. van Beethoven

Cosima Soulez Larivière
France/The Netherlands, 25

Krzysztof Wegrzyn: 2015-present
Natasha Boyarsky: 2006-2015
Igor Volochine: 2003-2005

Cosima Soulez Larivière is a major prizewinner at the Joseph Joachim (2018), Bartók (2017), Brahms and Postacchini (2015) international competitions. She has performed in concert halls across Europe, including the Concertgebouw, Wigmore Hall, and the Franz Liszt Academy, as well as performances in Asia and the United States.

Cosima has a great interest in modern and contemporary composers and enjoys performing chamber music, also alongside her brother, violist Sào. She studies at the Musikhochschule in Hannover with Krzysztof Wegrzyn.

Program
Preliminary Phase
Caprice Nos. 2 and 15 for Solo Violin, Op. 1 – N. Paganini
Sonata in G major, K. 301 – W. A. Mozart
Siciliana – M. T. von Paradis
Ciaccona from Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 – J. S. Bach

Semi-Final Phase
Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 96 – L. van Beethoven
Scherzo-Tarantella, Op. 16 – H. Wieniawski
Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
Sonata No. 2 in E minor, Op. 36a – F. Busoni

Classical Finals
Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216 – W. A. Mozart
Schön Rosmarin (orch. J. Kuusisto) – F. Kreisler

Finals
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 – L. van Beethoven

Yukiko Uno
Japan, Age 26

Rainer Schmidt: 2018-2022
Pierre Amoyal: 2014-2018
Natsumi Tamai: 2011-2014

Yukiko Uno studied at the Tokyo University of the Arts and obtained her bachelor of arts degree at the Mozarteum University Salzburg and a master of arts degree in specialized musical performance at the Musik Akademie Basel. She is currently studying Meisterklassenexamen at the University of Music and Theater Leipzig. She is a laureate of the Queen Elisabeth Competition, First Prize winner of the Andrea Postacchini Competition, and the Chengdu Guangya Violin Competition.

She is a member of the Japan National Orchestra and a scholar of the Yamaha Music Foundation 2021-2023.

Program
Preliminary Phase
Grave and Fuga from the Sonata No.2 in A minor, BWV 1003 – J. S. Bach
Caprice No. 8, Op. 1 – N. Paganini
Sonatina in D major, Op.137, No. 1 – F. Schubert
Nocturne from Deux morceaux – L. Boulanger
Caprice No. 4, Op. 1 – N. Paganini

Semi-Final Phase
Sonata No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 12 – L. van Beethoven
Sonata for Solo Violin, Op. 27. No. 6 – E. Ysaÿe
Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 94a – S. Prokofiev

Classical Finals
Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218 – W. A. Mozart
La Gitana (orch. J. Kuusisto) – F. Kreisler

Finals
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77 – J. Brahms

Wendi Wang
China, Age 24

Ti Zhang: 2008-2022
Lu Xu: 2006-2008

Wendi Wang is the winner of the Second Prize of the HKIVS/Shlomo Mintz International Violin Competition and Third Prize and Chinese Piece Award of the 2018 Schoenfeld International String Competition. Ms. Wang was also the Fifth Place winner of the 13th International Competition for Young Violinists in Honor for Karol Lipinski and Henryk Wieniawski. She received the Mozart Award of the Mozarteum Summer Academy in 2013 and as a soloist, has been invited to perform with Michel Strauss, Vladimir Bukac, Nikita Boriso-Glebsky and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.

Program
Preliminary Phase
Adagio and Fuga from the Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 – J. S. Bach
Paganiniana Variations – N. Milstein
Valse sentimentale, Op. 51, No. 6 – P. I. Tchaikovsky
Sonata in E minor, K. 304 – . A. Mozart

Semi-Final Phase
Sonata No. 1 in A major, Op. 13 – G. Fauré
Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
Sonata No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30 – L. van Beethoven
Introduction and rondo capriccioso, Op. 28 – C. Saint-Saëns

Classical Finals
Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218 – W. A. Mozart
Tambourin chinois (orch. J. Kuusisto) – F. Kreisler

Finals
Violin Concerto No. 2, Sz. 112 – B. Bartók

Jaewon Wee
South Korea, Age 22

Donald Weilerstein: 2021-present
Ronald Copes :2019-2021
Koichiro Harada: 2016-2018
Nam Yun Kim: 2010-2019

Jaewon Wee recently won the First Prize at the Ysaÿe Senior 2022 International Violin Competition, First and Audience Prizes in the 2022 Washington International Competition, and the Second Prize in the George Enescu International Competition 2021. As a winner of The Juilliard Violin Concerto Competition, she made her New York debut at Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall in 2019.

A graduate of Juilliard’s Master of Music program, she continues in a Graduate Diploma program on the Dean’s (full) scholarship at New England Conservatory, studying under Donald Weilerstein.

Program
Preliminary Phase
Adagio and Fuga from the Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 – J. S. Bach
No. 6 from Six Polyphonic Etudes: Variations on The Last Rose of Summer – H. W. Ernst
Sonata in A major, K. 305 – W. A. Mozart
Valse sentimentale, Op. 51, No. 6 – P. I. Tchaikovsky

Semi-Final Phase
Sonata No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 12 – L. van Beethoven
Divertimento I. Stravinsky
Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
Caprice d’après l’Étude en forme de Valse, Op. 52 – C. Saint-Saëns/E. Ysaÿe

Classical Finals
Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218 – W. A. Mozart
Tambourin chinois (orch. J. Kuusisto) – F. Kreisler

Finals
Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47 – J. Sibelius

Claire Wells
United States, Age 21

Mihaela Martin: 2020-present
Lutsia Ibragimova: 2017-2020
Li Lin: 2016-2017
Emanuel Borok: 2015-2017
Brian Lewis: 2013-2015

Claire Wells is the First Prize and Commission Prize winner at the Mendelssohn Bartholdy Competition, and has taken First Prize at the Lynn Harrell and Oregon Mozart Players competitions, among others. She has performed at Music@Menlo, Chamber Music Connects the World, and the Aspen Music Festival. She has also performed with the Dallas and Fort Worth symphonies, the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, the Jalisco Philharmonic in Mexico, and the Shen Zhen Symphony Orchestra in China, among others. She plays on a Giovanni Battista Guadagnini.

Program
Preliminary Phase
Ciaccona from Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 – J. S. Bach
Paganiniana Variations – N. Milstein
Sonata in C major, K. 303 – W. A. Mozart
Berceuse in D, Op. 16 – G. Fauré

Semi-Final Phase
Sonata No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 12 – L. van Beethoven
Sonata for Solo Violin, Op. 27. No. 4 – E. Ysaÿe
Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 18 – R. Strauss

Classical Finals
Violin Concerto No. 1 in B-flat major, K. 207 – W. A. Mozart
Tambourin chinois (orch. J. Kuusisto) – F. Kreisler

Finals
Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 99 – Shostakovich

Victoria Wong
Australia, Age 24

Nora Chastain: 2018-present
Ulf Wallin: 2015-2018
Jörg Faßmann: 2014-2015
Igor Malinovsky: 2013-2014
Goetz Richter: 2006-2013

Victoria Wong began violin at the age of four, and currently studies at the University of the Arts Berlin. She is the winner of the 25th Gyarfas Competition and a prizewinner at the Mirecourt, Michael Hill, Max Rostal and Arthur Grumiaux violin competitions. Recent highlights have included performances with the Akademisches Orchester Leipzig in the Gewandhaus, with the Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin and the Orchestra of the Opéra national de Lorraine.

Program
Preliminary Phase
Grave and Fuga from the Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003 – J. S. Bach
Paganiniana Variations – N. Milstein
Sonatina in D major, Op. 137, No. 1 – F. Schubert
Bess, You is My Woman Now (arr. J. Heifetz) – G. Gershwin

Semi-Final Phase
Sonata No. 1 in D major, Op. 12 – L. van Beethoven
Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 18 – R. Strauss
Caprice d’après l’Étude en forme de Valse, Op. 52 – C. Saint-Saëns/E. Ysaÿe

Classical Finals
Violin Concerto No. 1 in B-flat major, K. 207 – W. A. Mozart
Caprice viennois, Op. 2 (orch. J. Kuusisto) – F. Kreisler

Finals
Violin Concerto No. 2, Sz. 112 – B. Bartók

Katherine Woo
United States, Age 24

Bing Wang: Summer of 2021
Sheryl Staples: 2019 – present
Sylvia Rosenberg: 2018 – present
Masao Kawasaki: 2013 – Present

Katherine Woo made her Kennedy Center solo debut at the age of 11 and her Carnegie Hall debut at the age of 14. Ms. Woo has performed in venues such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Smetana Hall in Prague, the National Kaohsiung Center, and Lincoln Center.

After two years in the Columbia-Juilliard Exchange, Ms. Woo graduated with both her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School.

Program
Preliminary Phase
Ciaccona from the Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 – J. S. Bach
Caprice Nos. 11 and 21 for Solo Violin, Op. 1 – N. Paganini
Sonata in A major, K. 305 – W. A. Mozart
Bess, You is My Woman Now (arr. J. Heifetz) – G. Gershwin

Semi-Final Phase
Sonata No. 4 in A minor, Op. 23 – L. van Beethoven
Sonata No. 2 in G major, Op. 13 – E. Grieg
Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
The Red Violin Caprices – J. Corigliano

Classical Finals
Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218 – W. A. Mozart
Tambourin chinois (orch. J. Kuusisto) – F. Kreisler

Finals
Scottish Fantasy, Op. 46 – M. Bruch

Christine Wu
United States, Age 27

Nicholas Mann: 2019-2021
Jaime Laredo: 2013-2017
Sylvia Rosenberg: 2017-2021
Masao Kawasaki: 2017-2019

Violinist-violist hybrid Christine Wu has been hailed for her “strikingly bold sound” and “technical facility” (Theater Jones), and performs internationally with recent appearances in Sendai, New York City, Magdeburg and Köthen, Germany.

In October 2021, she presented a program of works by women and black composers for solo violin and solo viola as one of six finalists for the Berlin Prize for Young Artists competition.

Program
Preliminary Phase
Caprice No. 10, Op. 1 N. Paganini
Adagio and Fuga from the Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 – J. S. Bach
Sonata in E minor, K. 304 – W. A. Mozart
Siciliana M. T. von Paradis
Caprice No. 5, Op. 1 – N. Paganini

Semi-Final Phase
Sonata for Solo Violin, Op. 27. No. 3 – E. Ysaÿe
Sonata No. 5 in F major, Op. 24 – L. van Beethoven
Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
Sonata, FP 119 – F. Poulenc

Classical Finals
Violin Concerto No. 1 in B-flat major, K. 207 – W. A. Mozart
Schön Rosmarin (orch. J. Kuusisto) – F. Kreisler

Finals
Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63 – S. Prokofiev

Cherry Yeung
Hong Kong, Age 25

Ida Kavafian: 2015-2022
Arnold Steinhardt: 2019-2022
Ivan Chan: 2011-2015

Cherry Choi Tung Yeung has won many first and top prizes, including the Schoenfeld String and The Juilliard Concerto competitions. A New York Philharmonic Global Academy Zarin Mehta Fellow, Cherry has performed with the New York Philharmonic, San Diego and Princeton symphonies. She has performed as soloist with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and Orchestra Sinfonica Rossini di Pesaro.

Newly appointed as the San Diego Symphony’s Associate Principal Second Violin, Cherry earned bachelor and master degrees from The Juilliard School, and graduated from Curtis as a Jack Wolgin Fellow.

Program
Preliminary Phase
Adagio and Fuga from the Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 – J. S. Bach
Caprice Nos. 2 and 10 for Solo Violin, Op. 1 – N. Paganini
Sonata in E-flat major, K. 302 – W. A. Mozart
Albumblatt (arr. A. Wilhelmj) – R. Wagner

Semi-Final Phase
Sonata No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30 – L. van Beethoven
Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 78 – J. Brahms
Sonata for Solo Violin, Op. 27. No. 4 – E. Ysaÿe

Classical Finals
Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219 – W. A. Mozart
Schön Rosmarin (orch. J. Kuusisto) – F. Kreisler

Finals
Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63 – S. Prokofiev

Minami Yoshida
Japan, Age 24

Kyoko Takezawa: 2021-present
Miriam Fried: 2018-present
Koichiro Harada: 2013-present

Minami Yoshida is one of the most promising violinists from Japan. She is currently studying at the New England Conservatory as a recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship, and she is an honors student of Tokyo College of Music Artist Diploma course. She is a prize winner at numerous competitions including Third Prize winner at the 2016 Montréal International Musical Competition, and Laureate at the 2021 Joseph Joachim International Competition.

Program
Preliminary Phase
Grave and Fuga from the Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003 – J. S. Bach
No. 6 from Six Polyphonic Etudes: Variations on The Last Rose of Summer H. W. Ernst
Sonata in E minor, K. 304 – W. A. Mozart
Romance, Op. 1 – E. Elgar

Semi-Final Phase
Incontro for Violin and Piano John Harbison
Sonata No. 9 in A major, Op. 47 L. van Beethoven
Sonata in A major C. Franck
Polonaise in D major, Op. 4 H. Wieniawski

Classical Finals
Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219 – W. A. Mozart
La Gitana (orch. J. Kuusisto) – F. Kreisler

Finals
Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47 – J. Sibelius