Clara Shen

All prize winners
EMCY Prize
Nationality: German
Instrument: Violin
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.



J. S. Bach, Solo Sonata in G minor Adagio B.W.V.1001
J. S. Bach, Solo Partita in B minor B.W.V.1002
J. S. Bach, Solo Partita in D minor Allemanda, Sarabande and Giga B.W.V.1004
J. S. Bach, Solo Partita in E Major Prelude B.W.V.1006
G. Bacewicz, Caprice Polsky
F. Kreisler, Recitativo and Scherzo Caprice
N. Paganini, Caprices (Op.1, No.13 and 14)
G. P. Telemann, Fantasia No.4
H. Wieniawski, Caprices (Op.18, No. 2, 3 and 4)

With piano

J. S. Bach, Sonata No.4 in C minor Largo and Allegro B.W.V.1017
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 and 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, Prelude and Allegro
J. Massenet, Meditation from the Opera “Thais”
F. Mendelssohn, Sonata in F Major (edited by Yehudi Menuhin)
V. Monti, Czárdás
W. A. Mozart, Adagio in E Major K.261
W. A. Mozart, Sonata in A Major K.305
W. A. Mozart, Sonata in E minor K.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 and Café 1930
P. De Sarasate, Navarra for two Violins (Op.33)
D. Shostakovich, Five pieces for two Violins
D. Shostakovich, Préludes (Op.34, No.16 and No.24)
E. Ysaÿe, Sonata for 2 Violins, Finale and Allegro vivo e con fuoco

With orchestra

J. S. Bach, Concerto for two Violins in D minor B.W.V.1043
M. Bruch, Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor (Op.26)
A. Dvořák, Violin Concerto in A minor (Op.53)
J. Haydn, Violin Concerto in G Major
E. Lalo, Symphony Espagnole (Op.21)
F. Mendelssohn, Violin concerto in D minor
F. Mendelssohn, Violin concerto in E minor (Op.64)
W. A. Mozart, Adagio in E Major
W. A. Mozart, Concerto No.1 in B flat Major K.207
W. A. Mozart, Concerto No.3 in G Major K.216
W. A. Mozart, Concerto No.4 in D Major K.218
W. A. Mozart, Concerto No.5 in A Major K.219
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)
P. De Sarasate, Carmen Fantasy (Op.25)
P. De Sarasate, Gypsy Airs and Zigeunerweisen (Op.20)
P. De Sarasate, Introduction and Tarantella (Op.43)
P. De Sarasate, Navarra (Op.33)
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)


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

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