Held in concert halls throughout Singapore from 28 January to 8 February 2018, the contest is open to international violinists under the age of 30
Applications are now open for the Second Singapore International Violin Competition, to be held in concert halls throughout Singapore from 28 January to 8 February 2018. Open to international violinists under the age of 30, the contest offers a top prize of US $50,000 and performance opportunities, plus a Naxos recording and the three-year loan of a fine instrument from the Rin Collection.
Hosted by the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music at the National University of Singapore, the contest is supported by the National Arts Council of Singapore and features four live rounds. In the Final six violinists will perform a Mozart concerto with the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Orchestra. Just three candidates will be selected to perform a major concerto with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra in the Grand Final at the Esplanade Concert Hall.
This year's jury features Qian Zhou (Chair), Mauricio Fuks, Kam Ning, Kim Nam Yun, Boris Kuschnir, Silvia Marcovici, Paul Roczek, David Takeno and Viktor Tretiakov.
Held every three years, the inaugural Singapore Violin Competition took place in 2015 and was won by Taiwanese violinist Yu-Chien Tseng (pictured), who has since singed a recording deal with Deutsche Grammophon.
For further information and to apply, visit the competition website.