Winners Introduced Jean Sibelius Violin Competitors

VC Artist Inmo Yang


Culminating in an award ceremony on Might 29, the Jean Sibelius Worldwide Violin Competitors introduced its 2022 winners.

Winner VC Artist Inmo Yang acquired a money prize of 30,000 euros, a mentoring prize from Pekka Kuusisto and Sakari Oramo, and a product prize sponsored by Genelec Oy. For the primary time within the competitors, the winner was additionally awarded with an NFT trophy by Yle Improvements in cooperation with the violin competitors.

As well as, Yang was rewarded with a mortgage of a high quality violin by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini from Turin dated 1772, kindly loaned by Jane Ng by J & A Beare and the Beare’s Worldwide Violin Society. The award was introduced by So-Ock Kim of Beares Worldwide Violin Society. He was additionally given a prize of two,000 € for one of the best efficiency of Magnus Lindberg’s commissioned work “Caprice.”

VC Younger Artist Nathan Meltzer acquired a money prize of 20,000 euros and a product prize from Genelec Oy, whereas VC Younger Artist Dmytro Udovychenko acquired a money prize of 15,000 euros.

The opposite three finalists — VC Younger Artist Diana Adamyan, VC Younger Artist Yesong Sophie Lee, and Georgii Moroz — have been awarded a 3,000 euro recognition prize and all rivals who made it to the semi-finals have been awarded the Sibelius stipend of 1,000 euros.

Held within the Sibelius Academy R constructing and Helsinki Music Centre, within the finals, the rivals carried out as soloists with The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra led by Anna-Maria Helsing and The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra led by Dima Slobodeniouk. They carried out two violin concertos, one by Jean Sibelius and one of many performer’s selection.

The 2022 jury was comprised of Sakari Oramo (Chairman), Ilya Kaler, Ida Kavafian, Nam Yun Kim, Henning Kraggerud, Lucie Robert, Daniel Rowland, Elina Vähälä, and Tong Weidong.

You’ll be able to view every spherical of the competitors both reside or on-demand right here.

A graduate of the New England Conservatory, the place he studied with Miriam Fried, and a present scholar of Antje Weithaas on the “Hanns Eisler” Hochschule für Musik, Yang is a former main prize winner on the Munetsugu Angel, Joseph Joachim, Tchaikovsky, Menuhin, and Kloster Schontal Worldwide Violin Competitions. In 2015, he was awarded the distinguished 1st prize on the Paganini Worldwide Violin Competitors, aged simply 19-years-old. In 2021, he launched his second Deutsche Grammophon album [The Genetics of Strings], wherein he explored the historical past of strings.