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seconda edizione: violino | Milano 2025

I semifinalisti

La giuria della prima fase composta da Yumi Arata (Japan), Enrica Ciccarelli (Italy), Mark Gothoni (Finland), Anna Tifu (Italy/Romania) Edoardo Zosi (Italy) ha deciso che i 10 semifinalisti sono:

Angela Sin Ying Chan, Hong Kong 1997

Praised for her sensitivity and sincere tone, Chinese violinist Angela Sin Ying Chan has foundsuccess both as a soloist and a chamber musician. Top prize winner of the Singapore, Shanghailssac Stern, Louis Spohr, Harbin International, Nomea, ArsClassica, laureate of the Michael Hill andChina International Competitions, and founder of the AYA piano trio, she is fast emerging as one ofthe most unique and polished violinists of her generation. As a soloist, Ms. Chan has appeared with numerous orchestras including The Singapore SymphonyOrchestra, Staatskapelle Weimar Orchestra of Germany, China Philharmonic Orchestra, EOSOrchestra of Beijing, and the Hong Kong Symphonia. In 2016, Ms. Chan was selected as a soloist toa tour around the states with The Curtis Chamber Orchestra. Ms. Chan has held many recitals invarious cities such as Philadelphia, Hong Kong, Beijing, Xiamen, and Guizhou. As an active chamber musician, Ms. Chan has collaborated with world famous artists such as Nobuko Imai, Philip Setzer, Peter Wiley, Tien-Tsin Cindy Wu, Gary Hoffman, etc. As the violinist of the AYA piano trio, the trio has won first prize of the WDAV Chamber Music Competition andYellow Spring Chamber Competition. AYA piano trio is currently represented by Jean SchreiberManagement. Ms. Chan's festival appearances as a soloist and chamber musician include Hefeitz Institute ofMusic as Artist-in-Residence, Verbier Festival Academy, and Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival.

Elli Choi, United States of America 2001

A seasoned performer at the ripe age of twenty-two, Elli Choi is quickly establishing herself as oneof the most captivating violinists of her generation. Choi has performed throughout NorthAmerica, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East at esteemed venues such as David Geffen Hall, theDavid H. Koch Theater, Maison Symphonique de Montréal, Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall, CarnegieHall, the Berliner Philharmonie, Abu Dhabi Palace, and Beijing's National Center for the PerformingArts, collaborating with orchestras such as The Juilliard Orchestra, Orchestre Philarmonique deMonte-Carlo, the Novosibirsk Philharmonic, Salzburg Chamber Soloists, the Sofia Philharmonic, and members of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Choi has been the winner of the QingdaoInternational Violin Competition 2023 and has won the top prize at the China InternationalCompetition in Beijing 2023, the Classic Strings International Competition held in Dubai 2022 and the Fritz Kreisler International Violin Competition. 2022. Winner of the Monaco World MusicMasters Competition in 2016, Elli is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree at ColumbiaUniversity, simultaneously enrolled at the Juilliard School where she has been studying since 2009and will enter her Masters studies as a Kovner fellow this fall.Choi plays a Matteo Goffriller made in 1698.

Emmanuel Coppey, France 1999

A 2022 City Music Foundation artist, Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel Artiste en Résidence, FrankfurtEnsemble Modern Academy and London Contemporary soloists member, London-basedFrenchviolinist Emmanuel Coppeyis building a promising concert career. As a soloist, he collaborated with Rachel Podger, Alexei Ogrintchouk, Guy van Waas and Christopher Warren-Green, and heappeared on Belgian national television for the royal Christmas concert playing Vivaldi's FourSeasons.Also a sought-after chamber musician, Emmanuel played with Nelson Goerner, MarcCoppey, Augustin Dumay, Emre Sener, Anna Vinitskaya, Barbara Hannigan, Nicolas Baldeyrou, François Salque, Guillaume Bellom, Martin Beaver, Sena Bielander, Bertrand Chamayou, FrankBraley, in major European chamber music festivals. His repertoire ranges from baroque to contemporary music and includes all of Bach's Sonatas and Partitas, with which he won the 2023Bach Barbash competition. As an arranger, he has written ashowpiece based on Dukas ApprentiSorcier. Emmanuel has received guidance from legendary violinists György Pauk and AugustinDumay. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in London and Paris Conservatory where he studied with Philippe Graffin and Svelin Roussev. Emmanuel was supported by the RoyalAcademy of Music, Adami, Fondation de la Vocation and Fondation Banque Populaire. He plays amagnificent Andrea Guarnerius, on loan from The Guttman Collection.

Hawijch Elders, Netherlands 1998

Since September 2022, Hawijch is Artist in Residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, where she studies with AugustinDumay. Hawijch won the First Prize at the 8th International Violin Competition Henri Marteau in May2023.In October 2023 she was awarded the 4th Prize in the prestigious 57th Premio PaganiniCompetition. In 2021, she received the 1st Prize at the Leonid Kogan International Competition and the2nd Prize at the Odessa International Violin Competition. The Kersjes Foundation awarded her the Kersjes Vioolbeurs 2019 at the Royal ConcertgebouwAmsterdam. Hawijch studies with Ilya Grubert at the Conservatory of Amsterdam since 2016.She made her debut in Bozar in 2023, performing Mozart's fourth Violin Concerto with the WienerKammerOrchester conducted by Augustin Dumay. She performed as a soloist with The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Real Filharmonía deGalicia, Orquestra Clássica da Madeira, Amadeus Chamber Orchestra of Polish Radio, OdessaPhilharmonic Orchestra.In November 2023 she made her debut recital in the Concertgebouw, and in the same month shemade her first recording produced by the BayerischerRundfunk.Hawijch plays a violin by Gennaro Gagliano (Napels, ca. 1755) and a bow by Jean PierreMarie Persoit (19th century), kindly on loan from the Dutch Musical Instruments Foundation.

Anna Im, Korea 1997

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 degree at the Curtis Institute of Music under ShmuelAshkenasi and Aaron Rosand. Upon graduation, she was awarded the Curtis/Milka Violin ArtistPrize. The recording of a live performance of the Brahms String Quintet which she led as first violin was selected as the first track of the "Curtis 95 Years of Artistry Season Selections" album.Anna has captivated audiences as a soloist with orchestras such as Auckland PhilharmoniaOrchestra, Baden-Baden Philharmonic, and Salzburger Solisten, among others. She has also beeninvited to participate in many festivals, including the Kronberg Academy Festival, IMS PrussiaCove, and Ravinia Music Festival, among others. As a chamber musician, Anna has performed withSteven Isserlis, Christian Tetzlaff, and Tabea Zimmermann as part of Kronberg Academy's"Chamber Music Connects the World". Anna recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in London, completing both herAdvanced Diploma and Master's degree under So-Ock Kim. Honoredwith the prestigious Bicentenary Scholarship, she is currently working on her second album in partnership with LinnRecords. This upcoming release, featuring the 'Maurin' Violin by Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1718, is set to captivate audiences in early2024, promising a heartfelt musical experience.

Amia Janicki, Switzerland 1997

The young Swiss violinist Amia Janicki graduated from the Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität derStadt Wien with Prof. Pavel Vernikov after studying with Tedi Papavramiin her hometown, Geneva. Amia has been an artist in residence at La Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth since 2021with Prof. Augustin Dumay and is also pursuing a master's degree at the Haute Ecole de Musiquede Lausanne in the class of Svetlana Makarova. As a soloist, she has collaborated with orchestras including the Tonkünstler Orchestra, theCroatian Radio and Television Symphonic Orchestra, the Janacek Orchestra, the DubrovnikSymphony Orchestra, and the Lithuanian National Symphonic Orchestra.Cross-disciplinary projects are also important for her. She conceived a short film in collaboration with the movie director and screenwriter Lily Landecy and the Hangar Production, combining cinema and music, inspired by G.Enescu's "Impressions of Childhood," which took place in 2023.This project was supported by the Académie Villecroze.In addition to her solo engagements, Amia regularly collaborates in chamber music with musicianssuch as Tedi Papavrami, Xavier Phillips, Gilles Apap, Gary Hoffman, Miguel da Silva, and FrançoisFrédéric-Guy. Amia Janicki plays on a Niccolo Amati 1645 violin, generously loaned by the Maggini Foundation with the support of LS Core.

Jueun Jeong, Korea 1996

Jueun Jeong has won 2nd place with Audience award at the 2021 Isang Yun International Competition, andhas been praised for being in "Graceful and elegant performing, as well asperfect", "The music which appeals profound impression".She is also a laureate of many national competitions such as MPyC (International Music Festival in Pyeongchang) Concerto Competition, Sungjung Music Competition, KCO Music Competition, Eumag-chunchu Music Competition, and Joongang Music Concours. When Ms. Jeong was the age of 13, she has performed in Kumho Prodigy Concert as her debut recital. After several years, she has appeared as a soloist with winning 4th place at the 2018 Seoul international Competition which is the first international competition for her. She is continuing her various activities with interest in orchestra and chamber, and also she is playing as a violinist of"Eden Quartet" member. Jueun Jeong has a bachelor's degree from Korea National University of Arts studying with Prof. Nam Yun Kim and Prof. Harada Koichiro and has a master's degree from Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin with Feng Ning. She is currently attending the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin with Prof. Feng Ning as aKonzertmeister/MasterConcertmaster/Master) student.

Cosima Soulez Larivière, France/Netherlands 1996

Franco-Dutch violinist Cosima Soulez Larivièreis already building a name for herself, having been awarded numerous prizes-3rd prize at the Joseph Joachim Competition in 2018, 1st prize at theinaugural Bartók World Competition & Festival in 2017, 1st prize at the Brahms Competition in2015 and 3rdprize and the Bach prize at the Postacchini Competition, also in 2015. Concerts have brought her all over Europe (Concertgebouw, Wigmore Hall, Franz List Academy)as well as to Japan, Singapore and the United States. Soulez Larivière has been invited to participate in several festivals, namely-Prussia Cove, Gstaad Academy, Accademia Chigiana(where she received the 'Giovanni Maniezzo' Award), Seiji Ozawa Academy, Ravinia SteansInstitute, Verbier Festival Academy (where she received the APCAV Award), Tanglewood MusicCentre and 'Chamber Music Connects the World' at the Kronberg Academy.From 2019-2023, Soulez Larivière was part of the Accademia Stauffer (studying with Salvatore Accardo).She obtained both her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees at the University of Music, Dramaand Media in Hanover, with Prof. Krzysztof Wegrzyn. Currently, she is in the Professional Studies programme at the Kronberg Academy, with Prof. Mihaela Martin. As a scholarship holder of the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben, she has generously been loaned aviolin by Giovanni Grancino (Milan,1675).

Emma Meinrenken, Germany/Canada 1999

Canadian-German Emma Meinrenkenis a violinist praised for her effortless technique andvirtuosity, as well as her skill in interpreting contemporary music. Upon graduating from the Curtisinstitute of Music, where she studied with Ida Kavafian, Meinrenken received the Milka ViolinArtist Prize. Originally from Toronto, she spent her formative years in the studio of Atis Bankas at the Taylor Performance Academy.She is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree at the YaleSchool of Music under the tutelage of Augustin Hadelich, where she is the 2023 recipient of thePresser Foundation Graduate Music Award.She has won the Stradivarius International Violin Competition and the Prix Ravel at the Ecole d'ArtAméricaines de Fontainebleau, and has been a chamber music fellow at the NUME Festival, Verbier Festival, Norfolk Music Festival, and Four Seasons Workshop. Meinrenken debuted withthe Toronto Symphony Orchestra in 2011 and has since performed as a soloist across NorthAmerica and Europe, and she is a substitute section player for the Philadelphia Orchestra. Sheoften collaborates with composers, and has been the dedicatee of many new compositions forviolin. She plays on the 1717 Windsor-Weinstein Stradivarius violin, generously on loan from theCanada Council for the Arts, and is supported by the Sylva Gelber Foundation.

Vikram Francesco Sedona, Italy 2000

Born in Treviso, Vikram Francesco Sedona studied with prof. S. Cremese and B. Barutti at the Venice Conservatory and Dora Schwarzberg at the Academy of Music in Pinerolo. At the age of 15, he met the violinist Silvia Marcovici, with whom he continued his musical studies in Graz and at the "L. Perosi" Academy in Biella. Other personalities who have influenced his artistic growth are V. Mendelssohn, Z.Mehta, E. Inbal, C. Taub, I. Kaler, I. Ozim, A. Pagin and R. Koering. He won the international competitions «Andrea Postacchini», «George Enescu» and the degree at the «Elmar Oliveira» International Violin Competition in the United States. He is the winner of the 32nd Violin Competition of the City of Vittorio Veneto "Prosecco Doc International Award" as well as of six special prizes. He has performed at the"Festival de Radio France Occitanie Montpellier", the "George Enescu Festival", the Romanian Athenaeum, the NOSPR in Katowice, Le Corum in Montpellier and Sale Apollinee of La Fenice, playing with the Enescu Philharmonic conducted by Christoph Poppen, the Britten Symphony conducted by Andrew Gourlay and the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kaspar Zehnder and has performed Tchaikovsky's Concerto for violin and orchestra in Messina with the Orchestra dell'Accademia Teatro alla Scala conducted by David Coleman. He is currently studying under the guidance of Enzo Ligresti at the "A. Steffani" Conservatory of Music in Castelfranco Veneto.