Senior Finalists Announced in 2021 Menuhin Violin Competition

May 16, 2021, 3:20 PM · Congratulations to the Senior Finalists in the 2021 Menuhin Competition in Richmond, Va.!

Menuhin Senior Finalists 2021

Here are the Senior Finalists (ages 21 and under), announced Sunday:

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 Senior Semi-Finals performances that took place today, which also includes Brett Yang and Eddy Chen from TwoSet Violin interviewing the contestants at the end:

Senior Semi Finals Part 1:

Karisa Chiu, 21, USA
Pianist: Inah Chiu
Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major, K. 218, Allegro
Ravel - Violin Sonata No. 2 in G Major, Blues: Moderato
Mark O'Connor - Menuhin Caprice
Hubay - Carmen Fantasie Brilliante, Op. 3, No.3

Emily Shehi, 22, USA
Pianist: Jungeun Kim
Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 1 in B flat Major, K. 207, Allegro moderato
Mark O'Connor - Menuhin Caprice
Poulenc - Violin Sonata FP. 119, Intermezzo
Ysaÿe - Solo Sonata No. 5 in G Major

Bohdan Luts, 16, Ukraine
Pianist: Olga Sitkovetsky
Ysaÿe - Solo Sonata No. 4 in E minor
Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219, Allegro aperto
Mark O'Connor - Menuhin Caprice
Ravel - Violin Sonata No. 2 in G Major, Blues: Moderato

María Dueñas, 18, Spain
Pianist: Evgeny Sinaiski
Ravel - Tzigane
Franck - Violin Sonata in A Major, FWV. 8, Ben moderato: Recitativo-Fantasia
Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major, K. 218, Allegro
Mark O'Connor - Menuhin Caprice

Serin Park, 17, Korea / USA
Pianist: Hyun Ju Jang
Mark O'Connor - Menuhin Caprice
Ysaÿe - Caprice d'après l'étude en forme de valse de Saint-Saëns
Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216, Allegro
Franck - Violin Sonata in A Major, FWV. 8, Ben moderato: Recitativo-Fantasia

Senior Semi Finals Part 2:

Eric Chen, 20, Taiwan / USA
Pianist: Dina Vainshtein
Franck - Violin Sonata in A Major, FWV. 8, Ben moderato: Recitativo-Fantasia
Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216, Allegro
Mark O'Connor - Menuhin Caprice
Ravel - Tzigane

Simon Zhu, 20, Germany
Pianist: Alkistis Milioni
Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219, Allegro aperto
Franck - Violin Sonata in A Major, FWV. 8, Ben moderato: Recitativo-Fantasia
Ysaÿe - Caprice d'après l'étude en forme de valse de Saint-Saëns
Mark O'Connor - Menuhin Caprice

Emma Meinrenken, 21, Canada
Pianist: Su Jeon
Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219, Allegro aperto
Poulenc - Violin Sonata FP. 119, Intermezzo
Mark O'Connor - Menuhin Caprice
John Corigliano - Red Violin Caprices

Hana Chang, 18, Singapore/Japan/USA
Pianist: Lorena Tecu
Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 1 in B flat Major, K. 207, Allegro moderato
Franck - Violin Sonata in A Major, FWV. 8, Ben moderato: Recitativo-Fantasia
Mark O'Connor - Menuhin Caprice
Ernst - Erlkönig

Other events associated with the 2021 Menuhin Competition include:

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