Montreal International Music Competition 2016 names six violin finalists

The shortlisted violinists include several familiar faces from past contests

May 31, 2016

The finals of the 2016 Montreal International Music Competition – this year dedicated to the violin – are currently under way, featuring six shortlisted violinists competing for over $86,000 in prizes – including a top prize of $30,000 and concert engagements.

This year’ finalists include Ji Won Song, who won the Leopold Mozart International Violin Competition just weeks ago; 2013 Rodolfo Lipizer International Violin Competition winner Fedor Roudine; Tchaikovsky Competition 2015 finalist Bomsori Kim (pictured); and 2015 Joseph Joachim Violin Competition fifth place laureate Ayana Tsuji.

The full list is as follows:

  • Petteri Iivonen (Finland)
  • Bomsori Kim (South Korea)
  • Fedor Roudine (France/Russia)
  • Ji Won Song (South Korea)
  • Ayana Tsuji (Japan)
  • Minami Yoshida (Japan)


The 2016 candidates, each aged under 29, are performing for an international jury comprising Pierre Amoyal (France); Boris Brott (Canada); Boris Garlitsky (Russia); Ida Kavafian (Armenia/United States); Mihaela Martin (Romania); Vera Tsu Wei Ling (China); and Kathleen Winkler (United States).

The Montreal International Music Competition takes place annually in, by turns, violin, piano and voice categories.

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