The 2022 edition of the online international violin competition named 12 prizewinners aged between 13 and 23
Senior category first-prize winner Brandon Du
The annual Chicago Violin Competition (CVC) is an international online event held in two categories — the Junior Young Artist division for violinists aged between seven to 17 and the Senior Artist category for those aged 18 to 28.
Participants in both categories from over 25 countries were assessed by CVC’s international jury. After three weeks of deliberations of over 100 applicants, the winners and laureates have been announced:
First Prize: Brandon Du (18) – USA
Second Prize: Carlos Martinez Arroyo (23) – Spain
Third Prize: Xiang Han (22) – China
Oliver Neubauer (23) – USA
Julia Jones (18) – USA
Jihyun Baik (23) – South Korea
First Prize: Gustavo Guanipa (17) – Venezuela
Second Prize: Dindin Jingyi Wang (17) – China
Third Prize: Isabella Sun (15) – Australia
Elizabeth Song (13) – USA
Jiwoo Son (13) – South Korea
Natalie Oh (14) – USA
The jury comprised Juliana Athayde, Orieta Dado, Ariana Kim, Yang Liu, and Robert Simonds.
Using technology, CVC provides emerging artists a global performing platform while lowering the barriers to entry like travel costs, as well as partnering with adjudicators from the U.S. and abroad.
The CVC was previously known as the AMI Violin Competition — which was founded by the American Music Institute (AMI) in 2010 as a national competition. The AMI now sponsors and organizes CVC as a global event.
Applications for the 2023 CVC will close on October 31, 2022. To apply, click here.