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Jan 15–29, 2023

Come see History in the Making  


EOIVC 2023 Quarter-Finalists

Congratulations to the 20 young and talented violinists who have advanced to the Robertson & Sons Violin Shop Quarter-Final Round of the 2023 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition!  The 20 Quarter-Finalists range in ages 18-28 and represent 13 countries—Bulgaria, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, South Korea, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and the United States.  

Julia Angelov (21*, Bulgaria / United States)

Zachary Brandon (24, United States)

Dorson Chang (21*, Taiwan)

Hudson Ye Hyung Chung (28, Israel / United States)

Gabrielle Després (22, Canada / United States)

Hiu Sing Fan (26, Hong Kong)

Irenè Fiorito (22, Italy)

Laurel Gagnon (27*, United States),

Yanis Grisó (19, Luxembourg)

Wenlan Jackson (20, United States)

Yeyeong Jenny Jin (19, South Korea)

Wenqi Ke (24, China) 

Hina Khuong-Huu (18, France / Japan / United States)

Jeein Kim (26*, South Korea)

Thomas Mathias (26, United Kingdom)

Julia Mirzoev (26, Canada)

Haerim Oh (23, South Korea)

Dongyoung Jake Shim (21, South Korea)

Steven Song (23, United States)       

Yumiko Yumiba (26, Japan)

*These are the current ages of these Competitors at the time of this announcement.        

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EOIVC 2023 Is Here!

From January 15-29 the campus of Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL will be home to the EOIVC 2023. Twenty extremely talented young violinists will compete for nearly $140,000 in prizes. The Finals, 7:30pm on January 28 and 3pm on January 29, will be streamed live on our YouTube Channel and our Facebook page. 

Tickets ranging from $35-$50 can be purchased via credit card only by calling 561-237-9000 or by going online at www.lynn.edu/events

Student tickets are available with a valid student ID. 

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About Us

The EOIVC is deeply committed to its mission of providing talented violinists, ages 16-32, who are at the start of their careers, with networking, management, public relations, community engagement and concert opportunities in addition to a monetary prize. These long-term career development tools reach well beyond financial support, actively demonstrating the strong dedication of the EOIVC to cultivating and nurturing developing musicians as well as encouraging them to engage with the communities they serve. The EOIVC is the flagship program of the Elevar Foundation. 

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Meet Julian Rhee
EOIVC 2020
First Prize Winner

The first-prize winner of the 2020 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition and most recently named a 2021 Astral National Auditions winner, Julian Rhee is fast gaining recognition as an outstanding musician and performer in the US.

An avid soloist, Julian made his Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra debut at age 8, and has gone on to perform with such ensembles as the San Diego Symphony and the Symphony Orchestras of Pittsburgh, Eugene (OR), and Madison (WI).  He has performed in an array of prestigious venues, including Ravinia’s Bennett Gordon Hall in Chicago; the Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh; The Musikverein in Vienna; and the New World Center in Miami.

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EOIVC in the Community

The EOIVC, a flagship program of the Elevar Foundation, is deeply commitment to engaging with the communities it serves. The EOIVC recognizes the vital importance of encouraging and inspiring young musicians to think beyond themselves, using their skills to better the world around them and striving to become citizen artists.  The EOIVC provides a wide-range of community engagement activities that not only involve its Laureates, but also its international judges and its Founder & Artistic Director, Elmar Oliveira and Executive Director, Jill Arbetter.

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The Elevar Foundation, home to the EOIVC, offers individuals, companies and foundations a unique opportunity to make a lasting investment in the world of the arts and humanities.  Join Team Elevar by pledging your support today! 

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