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Michael Hill Int. Violin Competition 2017 - Semi-finals (Round 3)
MHIVC finalists announced:
Michael Hill International Violin Competition Finalists: Luke Hsu (USA), Ioana Cristina Goicea (Romania) and Benjamin Baker (NZ) Photo: RNZ: Tim Dodd
Congratulations to Luke Hsu (USA), Ioana Cristina Goicea (Romania) and Benjamin Baker (NZ) who will battle it out for first prize in the final this coming Saturday 10th June each playing a concerto with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Giordano Bellincampi.
Ioana Cristina Goicea will play Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D major, Benjamin Baker will play Brahms Concerto in D major and Luke Hsu will play Sibelius Concerto in D minor.
The three have been chosen from 16 quarter finalists, to six semi-finalists, and 140 applications before that in New Zealand's most prestigious music competition.
Vote for your favourite performer for the Michael Hill Audience Prize by visiting the online voting booth at www.violincompetition.co.nz. The winner will be announced during prize giving at the Finals on Saturday 10 June.
10:00 AM.Some of the best up-and-coming young violinists in the world are competing in Auckland this week. Find out more about the finalists for the Michael Hill International Violin Competition 2017. Read more
1:00 PM.The semi-finals of the Michael Hill Violin Competition are underway in Auckland. Last night featured three of the semi-finalists, while the other three, including New Zealander Benjamin Baker, perform… Read moreAudio