Violinist Lorenz Karls won first prize in the senior category
Established in 2015, the competition is presented by the University of Mozarteum Salzburg and hosted in three age categories.
Open to violinists under 23, the competition not only focuses on young musicians’ virtuosity but also attaches great importance to their understanding and interpretation of classical music style.
You can watch the final rounds of all age categories here on The Violin Channel.
Violin Group A:
First Prize: Tao Baiyi
Second Prize: Yang Qingyuan
Third Prize: Jayda Shiyu Lu
Fourth Prize: Guo Fengning
Violin Group B:
First Prize: Leonhard Baumgartner
Second Prize: Li Jinzhu and Boha Moon
Violin Group C:
First Prize: Lorenz Karls
Second Prize: Yeyeong Jin
Third Prize: Dongyoung Jake Shim
Diploma: Cui Bo
Lorenz Karls will receive $30,000 for winning the senior category first prize.
Open to violinists 24 and under, the competition was held completely virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2022 jury comprises Paul Roczek (Chairman), Pierre Amoyal, Kun Hu, Ida Kavafian, Alf-Richard Kraggerud, Dora Schwarzberg, Tong Weidong, and David Frühwirth.
Former first prize winners of the competition include VC Artist María Dueñas, Ziyu He, Chloe Chua, Daniil Bulayev, Shihan Wang, Liu Yiming, Yuzhe Qiu, Jinan Woo, Lina Nakano, Simon Zhu, and Haruna Shinoyama.