V International Jascha Heifetz Competition for Violinists


V International Jascha Heifetz Competition for Violinists is taking place in Vilnius, Lithuania, from 13th to 19th of February in 2017. The competition named after Jascha Heifetz is one of the major music competitions in Lithuania, fostering the timeless musical legacy of the violin virtuoso. Musicians for the following days are listed below.

February 15

09:30 – 10:05 8. Sophie Wang, (Taiwan)

10:05 – 10:40 9. Ieva Daugirdaitė, (Lithuania)

10:40 – 11:15 10. Larissa Cidlinsky, (Germany)

11:30 – 12:05 11. Takamori Arai, (Japan)

12:05 – 12:40 12. Hannah Cho, (United States)

12:40 – 13:15 13. Ririko Noborisaka, (Japan)

15:00 – 15:35 14. Anna Egholm, (Denmark)

15:35 – 16:10 15. Konrad Levicki, (Lithuania)

16:10 – 16:45 16. Rennosuke Fukuda, (Japan)

17:00 – 17:35 17. Jinru Zhang, (PR China)

17:35 – 18:10 18. Rolanda Ginkute, (Lithuania)

18:10 – 18:45 19. Shucong He, (PR China)

February 16

09:30 – 10:05 20. Roksana Katarzyna Kwaśnikowska, (Poland)

10:05 – 10:40 21. Megumi Okaya , (Japan)

10:40 – 11:15 22. Catherina Lee, (Australia)

11:30 – 12:05 23. Siyan Guo, (PR China)

12:05 – 12:40 24. Yevgeny Chepovetsky, (Latvia)

12:40 – 13:15 25. Sojeong Kim, (South Korea)

15:00 – 15:35 26. Julen Zelaia Zia, (Spain)

15:35 – 16:10 27. Julija Ivanovaitė, (Lithuania)

16:10 – 16:45 28. Michiru Matsuyama, (Japan)

17:00 – 17:35 29. Mayu Ozeki, (Japan)

17:35 – 18:10 30. Carla Ines Marrero Martinez, (Spain)

18:10 – 18:45 31. Bernardas Petrauskas, (Lithuania)

The international Jury including Gidon Kremer as chairperson will award 6 violinists: 3 laureates and 3 diplomats. The total prize fund is 20 000 Eur.

Laureates of the Competition will have a chance to perform with Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra in The Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall (Aušros Vartų St 5, Vilnius) during the Final of the competition.

The Jascha Heifetz Competition for Violinists is organized by PI Natų Knygynas together with the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre and is supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture.


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