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MHIVC semi finalists dpi

With collaborating pianists Diedre Irons and Sarah Watkins.

The rest of the competitors are tested on their interpretative abilities: NZ composer, Kenneth Young’s new commission, Gone, will be premiered 18 times.

Each will perform very telling Mozart concerti and Romantic era sonatas and will then dazzle with a show-off piece of their choice.

At the conclusion of today's competition the judges announced the six competitors to advance to Round III, to be held in Auckland starting on Wednesday 10 June:

MHIVC: Semi-finalists announcement

Congratulations to the competitors who have made it to the Michael Hill International Violin Competition semi-finals:

1) Marie-Christine Klettner, Austria

2) Natsumi Tsuboi, Japan/USA

3) Timothy Chooi, Canada

4) Eunae Koh, South Korea

5) Elly Suh, South Korea

6) Suyeon Kang, Australia

Best Performance of NZ Commissioned Work:

Jung Min Choi, South Korea