EMCY

Clara Shen

All prize winners
EMCY Prize
2018
Date of birth 2005/05/14

Clara Shen, born in Munich in 2005, began playing the violin at the age of five. She is a student of Paul Roczek at the Mozarteum University Salzburg and Sonja Korkeala at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich. Her violin education was complemented by participating master classes of Ana Chumachenco, Ingolf Turban, Julia Fischer, Albrecht Breuninger and Lena Neudauer.

Clara is a former major prize winner at the Kloster Schöntal International Violin Competition and Zhuhai International Mozart Violin Competition for Young Musicians – and was in April  awarded 4th prize in the Junior Division of the 2018 Menuhin Competition in Geneva.

Clara’s recent solo engagements include performances with the Bavarian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Bad Reichenhall Philharmonic Orchestra, Salzburg Chamber Soloists and L’Orchester de Chambre de Genève. She debuted in the Herkulessaal in the Munich Residence, Victoria Hall in Geneva, Mozart Hall of the Zhuhai Huafa & CPAA Grand Theater, Laeiszhalle in Hamburg and Vienna Hall in Salzburg.

She currently performs on a 1740 Antonio Testore violin, on generous loan from the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben. She is a scholarship holder of Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben and International Academy of Music in Liechtenstein.

If you are interested in working with Clara, please get in touch with the EMCY Office.

Repertoire

Solo

J. S. Bach, Solo Sonata g minor BWV 1001: Adagio
J. S. Bach, Solo Partita b minor BWV 1002
J. S. Bach, Solo Partita d minor BWV 1004: Allemanda, Sarabande, Giga
J. S. Bach, Solo Partita E major BWV 1006: Präludium
G. Bacewicz, Caprice Polsky
F. Kreisler, Recitativo and Scherzo Caprice
N. Paganini, Caprices (op. 1) No. 13, 14
G. Ph. Telemann, Fantasia No. 4
H. Wieniawski, Caprices (op. 18) No. 2, 3, 4

With piano

J. S. Bach: Sonata No. 4 in c minor BWV 1017: Largo, Allegro
B. Bartók, Romanian Folk Dances
L. van Beethoven, Sonata in a minor op. 23
L. van Beethoven, Sonata in F major op. 24
C. Bériot, Scène de Ballet (op. 100)
J. Brahms, F.A.E. Sonata Scherzo
J. Brahms, Hungarian Dances No. 1, No. 5
J. Dancla, Air Variés op. 118 No. 1
A. Dvořák, Romantic Pieces
E. Elgar, Salut d’Amour (op. 12)
M. Falla, Danse Espagnole (edited by Fritz Kreisler)
E. Grieg, Sonata in c minor (op. 45)
F. Kreisler, Liebesleid
F. Kreisler, Liebesfreud
F. Kreisler, Präludium and Allegro
J. Massenet, Meditation from the Opera “Thais”
F. Mendelssohn, Sonata F major (edited by Yehudi Menuhin)
V. Monti, Czárdás
W. A. Mozart, Adagio E major KV 261
W. A. Mozart, Sonata in A major KV 305
W. A. Mozart, Sonata in e minor KV 304
O. Nováček, Perpetuum mobile
N. Paganini, Cantabile in D major (op. 17)
N. Paganini, La Campanella
C. Porumbescu, Ballade
S. Rachmaninow, Vocalise
C. Saint-Saëns, Havanaise (op. 83)
C. Saint-Saëns, Introduction und Rondo Capriccioso (op. 28)
P. de Sarasate, Carmen Fantasy (op. 25)
P. de Sarasate, Gypsy Airs/ Zigeunerweisen (op. 20)
P. de Sarasate, Introduction and Tarantella (op.43)
P. de Sarasate, Malagueña (op. 21)
P. de Sarasate, Zapateado (op. 23)
F. Schubert, Sonata A major op. 162/D 574
H. Wieniawski, Legende (op. 17)
H. Wieniawski, Polonaise Brillante in D major (op.4)
H. Wieniawski, Scherzo Tarantella (op. 16)

Chamber Music

J. S. Bach, Double Concerto for two violins
A. Piazzolla, Histoire du Tango: Café 1930
D. Shostakovich, Five pieces for two violins
D. Shostakovich, Préludes op. 34, No. 16, No. 24
P. Sarasate, Navarra for two violins (op. 33)
E. Ysaÿe, Sonata for 2 Violins: 3. Finale. Allegro vivo e con fuoco

With orchestra

J. S. Bach, Concerto for two Violins in d minor (BWV 1043)
M. Bruch, Violin Concerto No. 1 in g minor (op. 26)
A. Dvořák, Violin Concerto a minor (op. 53)
J. Haydn, Violin Concerto G major
E. Lalo: Symphony Espagnole (op. 21)
F. Mendelssohn, Violin concerto d minor
F. Mendelssohn, Violin concerto e minor (op. 64)
W. A. Mozart, Adagio in E major
W. A. Mozart, Concerto No. 1 in B flat major KV 207
W. A. Mozart, Concerto No. 3 in G major KV 216
W. A. Mozart, Concerto No. 4 in D major KV 218
W. A. Mozart, Concerto No. 5 in A major KV 219
P. de Sarasate, Carmen Fantasy (op. 25)
P. de Sarasate, Gypsy Airs/ Zigeunerweisen (op. 20)
P. de Sarasate, Introduction and Tarantella (Op.43)
P. de Sarasate, Navarra (op. 33)
C. Saint-Saëns, Concerto No. 3 in b minor (op. 61)
C. Saint-Saëns, Introduction und Rondo Capriccioso (op. 28)
C. Saint-Saëns, Havanaise (op. 83)
N. Paganini, La Campanella
A. Vivaldi, The Four Seasons
H. Wieniawski, Violin Concerto No. 2 in d minor (op. 22)
H. Wieniawski, Polonaise Brillante in D major (op.4)

Video

Menuhin Competition First Round
Menuhin Competition Semi-finals
Final Round
W. A. Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, KV 216
Clara Shen | Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5