Violinist Kim Byeol Claire won the senior category, receiving $2,000

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Winners at the 4th Hong Kong International Young Musicians Competition

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The 4th Hong Kong International Young Musicians Competition held its final round for the violin category on 13 April at the Auditorium Tsuen Wan Town Hall of Hong Kong. The competition was divided into four sections according to age, and was open to all nationalities.

In category A, for violinists up to the age of seven, first prize of $800 was awarded to Yoon Jibin. Second prize of $500 went to Keira Shing, while third prize of $200 was shared between Lu Xiyuan Amelia and Ng Wan Chi. Fourth prize was won by Guan Zejialin, fifth prize was shared between Elizabeth Chiu and Lyu Shuyong, and sixth prize went to Yeung Yat Man Emanuella.

In category B, for violinists aged 8–10, the first prize of $1,200 was won by Ma TengYing, the second prize of $800 by Chen Li Daniel Valentino, and the third prize of $500 by Wong Ngai Nam Eleanor. Fourth prize was awarded to Chan Sin Ka, fifth prize to Felix Zeng, while sixth prize was shared between Duan Yue Yi and Chao Alexis Yen Yi.

In category C, for violinists aged 11–15, first prize went to Liu Chun Xi, receiving $1600. The second prize of $1,200 was awarded to Huang YuShan, and the third prize of $800 to Xu Langyi. Fourth prize went to Wong Ching Ho, fifth prize to Lee Pui San Abigail, and sixth prize to Wong Ngai Wan Evangeline. 

In the category D, for violinists aged 16–23, first prize was won by Kim Byeol Claire, receiving $2,000. The second prize of $1,600 was won by Wu Mengdie, while the third prize of $1,200 was shared between Sofia Malvinni and Ian Cheung. The fourth prize was awarded to Wu Yingtong, and the fifth prize to Lin Tinyuan.

All first prize-winners also received a set of Pirastro perpetual violin strings and rosin.

The Hong Kong International Young Musicians Competition was established in 2020, and aims to provide young musicians with an international platform for creativity and expression. This year’s jury was chaired by artistic director Kirill Troussov, and comprised Savva Fatkulin, Tong Weidong, Ho-Young Pi, Leung Kin Fung, and Feng Jia.

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