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Johansen International Competition for Young String Players (Ages 13-17)
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
The competition is funded by a charitable trust established by Anna Storch Johansen, who wanted to encourage young musicians with a significant cash prize at a time when they need it most. With a total of $67,000 in prizes, there are equal prizes for each instrument.
MAIN OFFICE
9202 Whitney Street
Silver Spring, MD 20901
UNITED STATES
johansencomp@gmail.com
WEBSITE
http://www.fmmc.org/competitions/johansen-international-competition/2018-jic/
ELIGIBILITY
Students of violin, viola, or cello, ages 13 through 17 years (birth dates of 18 March 2000 to 17 March 2005). Eligible contestants may not be younger than 13 or older than 17 on March 17, 2018. A copy of the applicant’s birth certificate or passport is required as proof of age. Applicants must not be under professional management.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Strings
DETAILS
Travel Covered? No
Frequency Triennial
Cash prizes Individual prizes: $1,000 to $10,000 / Total prizes: $67,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) Not provided
Jury size 1 to 5
Application deadline December 1, 2017
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
March 15-16, 2018
Washington, DC
FINALS (live rounds)
March 17, 2018
Washington, DC
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2012 Ziyu Shen, viola
2009 Matthew Lipman, viola
2009 Sang Eun Lee, cello
2006 Tessa Lark, violin
2006 Ben Beilman, violin
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