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Johansen International Competition for Young String Players (Ages 13-17)
Johansen International Competition for Young String Players (Ages 13-17)
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
Total of $67,000 in prizes, with equal prizes for each instrument. The JIC is funded by a charitable trust established by Anna Storch Johansen, who wanted to encourage young musicians with significant prize awards at a time when they need it most.
MAIN OFFICE
9202 Whitney Street
Silver Spring, MD 2090
UNITED STATES
301-825-5515
WEBSITE
ELIGIBILITY
Students of violin, viola, or cello, ages 13 through 17 years. Eligible contestants may not be younger than 13 or older than 17 on the final day of the competition. 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
First prize $10,000 to $50,000
Smallest prize Less than $5,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) Not provided
Additional jurors Judith Ingolfsson, violin, professor at the Stuttgart Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst and faculty Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore, MD
Ralph Fielding, viola, Distinguished Artist-in-Residence, Lynn University, Boca Raton, FL
Bion Tsang, cello, professor of cello and head of the Division of Strings at the Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin
Jury size 1 to 5
Application deadline December 1, 2020
Application notes The next competition will take place March 17-20, 2021
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
March 18-19, 2021, Washington, DC
FINALS (live rounds)
March 20, 2021, Washington, DC
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2015 Zlatomir Fung, cello
2012 Brannon Cho, cello
2009 Matthew Lipman, viola
2006 Ben Beilman, violin
2006 Tessa Lark, violin
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