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Intermediate Semi-Finalists Announced at China’s Zhuhai International Mozart Competition

The 11 Intermediate candidates progressing to the Semi-Final of the 2017 Zhuhai International Mozart Competition have been announced

The 11 Group B (13 to 16 Years Old) candidates progressing to the Semi-Final round of the 2017 2nd Zhuhai International Mozart Competition for Young Musicians have today been announced – in Zhuhai, China.

The 2017 Group B Intermediate Semi-Finalists are:

  • María Dueñas Fernández (14, Spain)
  • Xunyue Zhang (13, China)
  • Antoni Ingielewicz (16, Poland)
  • Sophia Su (16, USA/Macau)
  • Miyu Kitsuwa (16, Japan)
  • Erik Zhen Mayr (16, Austria)
  • Hongfei Lyu (16, China)
  • Marley Erickson (14, United States)
  • Xinyi Zhang (16, Belgium)
  • Changling Fan (15, China)
  • Chaowen Luo (16, China)

For the Semi-Final stage, each Intermediate candidate will present a complete Mozart Sonata for Violin and Piano, a virtuosic bravura showpiece - plus this year’s newly-commissioned set work ‘Toi, Toi, Toi’ by Gerhard Wimberger.

This year’s competition is held in 3 age categories: Group A Juniors (12 Years and Under), Group B Intermediates (13 to 16 Years Old) and Group C Seniors (17 to 23 Years Old).

Presented by the University of Mozarteum Salzburg, the Intermediate Group B 1st prize winner will receive US $15,000.

The 2017 jury comprises: Paul Roczek (Artistic Director), Friedemann Eichhorn (Jury Chair), Shmuel Ashkenasi, Harald Eggebrecht, Ani Schnarch, Akiko Tatsumi, Weidong Tong and Lina Yu.

PICTURED: 2017 Zhuhai International Mozart Competition Intermediate Semi-Finalist María Dueñas Fernández from Spain.



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