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Schoenfeld International String Competition
Schoenfeld International String Competition
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
Schoenfeld International String Competition was founded in 2013 in honor of the violinist Alice Schoenfeld and the cellist Eleonore Schoenfeld, both legendary performers and pedagogues. As a member of WFIMC, the Schoenfeld aims to build a multifaceted platform for gifted violinists, cellists, and chamber music performers all over world. Chamber music ensembles include: string quartet (two violins, viola, cello); piano trio (violin, cello, piano); and piano quartet (violin, viola, cello, piano).
MAIN OFFICE
Los Angeles, CA
UNITED STATES
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ELIGIBILITY
- Open to competitors from all nations
- Previous 1st prize winner resubmission will not be accepted
- Age limit: not over 31
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Strings
DETAILS
Travel Covered? Yes
Frequency Biennial
First prize $10,000 to $50,000
Smallest prize Less than $5,000
Additional prizes Performances
Management
Jury chair(s) Jean-Jacques Kantorow, violin; Arto Noras, cello
Additional jurors
Violin Division panel
- Dmitry Sitkovetsky (U.S./Russia)
- Michael Frischenschlager (Austria)
- Lina Yu (China)
- Jinjoo Cho (U.S./Korea)
Cello Division panel
- Anne Gastinel (France)
- Young-Chang Cho (Korea)
- Mats Lidström (Sweden)
- Marek Szpakiewicz (U.S./Poland)
Jury size 11 or more
Application deadline April 15, 2020
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
Harbin Conservatory of Music, Harbin, China
July 15-16: Gala Rehearsal & Registration
July 17: Opening Gala
July 18-20: Preliminary Round for Violin & Cello Divisions
July 22 -23: Semifinal Round for Violin & Cello Divisions
FINALS (live rounds)
Harbin Concert Hall / Harbin Grand Theatre, Harbin, China
July 25: Final for Chamber Music Division
July 26-27: Finals for Violin & Cello Divisions
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2013
Jinjoo Cho, violin
Julian Schwarz, cello
Gloucester Quartet, chamber music
2014
Ji-won Song, violin
Ja-Kyoung Huh, cello2014)
Goldmund Quartet, chamber music
2016
Andi Zhang & Yun Tang, co-winners, violin
Christoph Croise, cello
Notos Quartet, chamber music
2018
Lorenz Chen, violin
Zlatomir Fung, cello
Ulysses Quartet, chamber music
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