Johansen Worldwide Competitors Publicizes 2022 Winners 

JIC 2022 (Picture courtesy: Fb)


The Johansen Worldwide Competitors for Younger String Gamers (JIC) was established in 1997 and is sponsored by the Friday Morning Music Membership Basis (FMMC).

Held each three years, the JIC includes $67,000 in prizes, with separate money awards for the violin, viola, and cello divisions, plus efficiency alternatives and scholarships to Brevard Summer season Institute and Competition and Morningside Music Bridge. Winners additionally obtain 5 years of complimentary FMMC scholar membership.

Held for ages 13 to 17, the competitors was meant to be introduced final yr, however was canceled because of the pandemic. The 2022 version, due to this fact, allowed 18-year-olds to compete who would have been eligible within the yr prior.

With the finals held in Washington D.C., the competitors jury comprised Judith Ingolfsson, Peter Slowik, and Bion Tsang.

The 2022 JIC finalists for every division are: 



  • 1st: Jinan Laurentia Woo, 14 (Republic of Korea)
  • 2nd: Wan Ching Hannah Tam, 16 (Hong Kong)
  • third: Jacques Forestier, 17 (Canada)


  • 1st: Seoyeon Ryu, 18 (Republic of Korea)
  • 2nd: Emad Zolfaghari, 17 (Canada)
  • third: Claire Xu, 15 (United States)


  • 1st: Luka Coetzee, 17 (Canada)
  • 2nd: Romain-Olivier Grey, 18 (United States)
  • third: A-Hyeon Choi, 15 (Republic of Korea)


Particular prizes included Greatest Efficiency of Commissioned Work, which went to violinist Jinan Laurentia Woo and the Judges’ Commendation which was awarded to 17-year-old American cellist William Tan.

Previous winners of JIC embrace VC Artists violinist Tessa Lark, cellist Zlatomir Fung, violinist Nancy Zhou, and violist Hae Sue Lee.


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