The five violonists were selected and invited by the Concours musical de Montreal based on their performance at international junior competitions.
The Concours musical international de Montréal (CMIM) has announced the creation of Mini Violini, a showcase for 5 junior international violin competition winners aged 10-14, in the lead-up to the 2019 CMIM.
The 5 violonists were selected and invited by the Concours musical international de Montréal based on their performance at international junior competitions. They are:
- Emrik Revermann (10, Canada)
- Natsuho Murata (10, Japan)
- Hannah Tam Wan-Ching (13, Hong Kong)
- Shihan Wang, China (14, China)
- Samuel Tan, Singapore (14, Singapore)
The concerts will take place on 27 May, when each violinist presents a 15-minute recital, and 28 May, when they perform a concerto of their choice accompanied by I Musici de Montréal Chamber Orchestra under Cho-Liang Lin, CMIM 2019 jury member.
Both evenings, based at Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’s Bourgie Hall, will be webcast on concoursmontreal.ca.
During the events, the 10 jury members of the CMIM’s 2019 Violin Edition will offer constructive comments to the young violinists, and a single prize of $10,000 will be awarded by the public following a tally of votes both in the concert hall and online.
‘The spirit, virtuosity and energy of these children are simply stunning,’ commented pianist, composer and Honourary Patron of the 2019 CMIM, Alain Lefèvre. ‘The audience will be glued to their seat.’
Both evenings will be presented by the radio and television host Mario Paquet.
Founded in 2002, the CMIM is the only international competition in North America to be held annually and to feature three disciplines (piano, voice, and violin) in a three-year rotation. The 2019 Violin Edition will take place from 27 May to 5 June in Montreal, featuring 24 violinists from around the world in competition for prizes worth $150,000.