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Announced: January 2020

ELMAR OLIVEIRA INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION (EOIVC)

ANNOUNCES FINALISTS FOR EOIVC 2020

 

Four Finalists Compete for Over $140,000 in Prizes and More than

30 Guaranteed National and International Performances on January 25 and 26, 2020

 

EOIVC 2020 Finals to be Live Streamed on EOIVC Facebook Page and YouTube Channel

 

A Special Community Engagement Prize will also be Awarded

 

EOIVC 2020 Final Round, on January 25 and 26,

Takes Place at the Wold Performing Arts Center in Boca Raton, FL

 

BOCA RATON, FL—The Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition (EOIVC) announces that the following four Competitors have advanced from the Semi Final Round to the Final Round of the 2nd Triennial EOIVC:

Jung Min Choi (25 / Korea)

Igor Khukhua (27 / Russia)

Julian Rhee (19 / United States)

Vikram Francesco Sedona (19 / Italy)

 

The EOIVC 2020 Final Round will be held across two days—Saturday, January 25, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, January 26, at 4:00 p.m.— and takes place at the Wold Performing Arts Center. The EOIVC 2020 Finals will be Live Streamed on the EOIVC Facebook Page and its YouTube Channel.

 

On January 26, the EOIVC will award monetary and other prizes worth over $140,000: First Prize $30,000 (provided by Elmar Oliveira and Sandra Robbins); Second Prize $15,000 (provided by David and Amy Fulton Foundation); Third Prize $10,000 (provided by Price Wealth Management); and Honorable Mention $5,000 (provided by the family of Gerald and Barbara Arbetter and The Goldberg Foundation in loving memory of Gerald and Barbara Arbetter). A special Community Engagement award of $2,500 (provided by Maurice Amado Foundation) will also be given to the Finalist who scored the highest in the Community Engagement Round.

 

The first prize winner will also receive career support, including management and public relations representation, as well an Ultralight Violin (provided by Joseph Curtin); a Silver-Mounted Bow, Inspired by Elmar Oliveira’s Dominique Peccatte (provided by Rodney Mohr); a Musafia Violin Case (provided by Christopher Reuning, Reuning & Son Violins); and more than 30 guaranteed national and international performances, among other prizes.

 

The second prize winner, in addition to a monetary prize, will also receive a violin made by Luiz Amorim of Amorim Fine Violins Cremona, a gold-mounted bow provided by Robert Ames of Robert Ames Fine Violins & Bows, and a BAM travel violin case and bow case provided by Barnes Violin. The third prize winner, in addition to their monetary prize, will also receive a silver-mounted bow, also provided by Robert Ames. All of our prize winners will receive The Essential Guide to Bows of the Violin Family by noted author and violinist, Gabriel Schaff.

 

The four finalists, selected from the EOIVC’s Semi Final Round, will be featured in a performance with the Lynn Philharmonia conducted by Jon Robertson on January 25 and 26.  The concerts takes place at the Wold Performing Arts Center. Each Finalist will choose one of the following concerti to perform: Brahms’ Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77; Dvorák’s Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op. 53; Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole in D Minor, Op. 21; and Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor

 

The winners of EOIVC 2020 will be announced following the performance and final deliberation on Sunday, January 26. The announcement will take place at the Wold Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Lynn University.

 

Tickets for each concert of the Final Round, held on Saturday, January 25 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, January 26 at 4:00 p.m. range in price from $35 to $50 and can be purchased by calling the Lynn University box office at 561-237-9000 or online at www.lynn.edu/events. A limited number of free student tickets to each concert of the Final Round are also available and require a valid student id upon pick up. Group tickets are also available and can be purchased by contacting the group sales manager at the Lynn University box office.

 

The 2020 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition

Final Round

Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

Keith C. & Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center

Lynn Philharmonia

Jon Robertson, conductor

 

Two of the four Finalists will be featured each concert. Each Finalists will choose one of the following concertos to perform:

 

Brahms -- Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77

Dvorák -- Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op. 53

Lalo -- Symphonie Espagnole in D Minor, Op. 21

Saint-Saëns -- Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor

 

The announcement of EOIVC winners will take place at the Wold Performing Arts Center following the performance of the last competitor and final deliberation on Sunday, January 26, 2020.

 

Tickets for each concert of the final round, held on Saturday, January 25 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, January 26 at 4:00 p.m. range in price from $35 to $50 and can be purchased by calling the Lynn University box office at 561-237-9000 or online at www.lynn.edu/events. A limited number of free student tickets to each concert of the Final Round are also available and require a valid student id upon pick up. Group tickets are also available and can be purchased by contacting the group sales manager at the Lynn University box office.

 

The Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition (EOIVC) was established by celebrated violinist, Elmar Oliveira, in collaboration with the Lynn Conservatory of Music in Boca Raton, Florida. The mission of the Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition is to provide 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 engage with the communities they serve.

 

The EOIVC 2020 Quarter Final Round was sponsored through the generosity of D’Addario. The EOIVC 2020 Semi-Final Round was sponsored through the generosity The Josef Gingold Chamber Music Festival of Miami. 

 

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Saturday, January 28, 2020 

ELMAR OLIVEIRA INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION (EOIVC)

ANNOUNCES SEMI FINALISTS FOR NEXT ROUND OF EOIVC 2020

 

Eight Semi Finalists Compete in Semi Final Round on January 21 and 22, 2020;

the Semi Final Round is Free and Open to the Public

 

The Final Round, on January 25 and 26, Takes Place

at the Wold Performing Arts Center in Boca Raton, FL

 

BOCA RATON, FL—The Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition (EOIVC) announces that the following eight Competitors have advanced from the Quarter Final Round to the Semi Final Round of the 2nd Triennial EOIVC:

 

Zachary Brandon (21 / United States),

Jung Min Choi (25 / Korea)

Igor Khukhua (27 / Russia)

Jeein Kim (24 / Korea)

Minchae Kim (25 / Korea)

Haerim Oh (20 / Korea)

Julian Rhee (19 / United States)

Vikram Francesco Sedona (19 / Italy)

 

The EOIVC’s Semi Final Round, held over two days—Tuesday, January 21 (10 a.m.-4:15 p.m.) and Wednesday, January 22, 2020 (9:45am-12:30p)—takes place at the Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall located in the Lynn Conservatory of Music on the Campus of Lynn University. These events are free and open to the public; no tickets or reservations are required.

 

The EOIVC’s Quarter Final Round was sponsored through the generosity of D’Addario. The EOIVC’s Semi-Final Round is sponsored through the generosity The Josef Gingold Chamber Music Festival of Miami.

 

The EOIVC 2020 Final Round will be held across two days—Saturday, January 25, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, January 26, at 4:00 p.m.— and takes place at the Wold Performing Arts Center. The four finalists, selected from the EOIVC’s Semi Final Round, will be featured in a performance with the Lynn Philharmonia conducted by Jon Robertson.  The winners of EOIVC 2020 will be announced following the performance and final deliberation on Sunday, January 26. The announcement will take place at the Wold Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Lynn University.

 

On January 26, the EOIVC will award four monetary prizes: First Prize $30,000 (provided by Elmar Oliveira and Sandra Robbins); Second Prize $15,000 (provided by David and Amy Fulton Foundation); Third Prize $10,000 (provided by Price Wealth Management); and Honorable Mention $5,000 (provided by the family of Gerald and Barbara Arbetter and The Goldberg Foundation in loving memory of Gerald and Barbara Arbetter). A special Community Engagement award of $2,500 (provided by Maurice Amado Foundation) will also be given to the Finalist who scored the highest in the Community Engagement Round.

 

The first prize winner will also receive career support, including management and public relations representation, as well an Ultralight Violin (provided by Joseph Curtin); a Silver-Mounted Bow, Inspired by Elmar Oliveira’s Dominique Peccatte (provided by Rodney Mohr); a Musafia Violin Case (provided by Christopher Reuning, Reuning & Son Violins); and more than 30 guaranteed national and international performances, among other prizes.

 

Tickets for each concert of the Final Round, held on Saturday, January 25 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, January 26 at 4:00 p.m. range in price from $35 to $50 and can be purchased by calling the Lynn University box office at 561-237-9000 or online at www.lynn.edu/events. A limited number of free student tickets to each concert of the Final Round are also available and require a valid student id upon pick up. Group tickets are also available and can be purchased by contacting the group sales manager at the Lynn University box office.

 

The 2020 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition

The Josef Gingold Chamber Music Festival of Miami Semi Final Round

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. (Semi Finalists 1-5)

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 9:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Semi Finalists 6-8)

Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall

Lynn Conservatory of Music on the Campus of Lynn University

 

These events are free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required. The Announcement of those EOIVC Semi Finalists who advance to the Final Round will take place on Wednesday, January 22 at the Amaranick-Goldstein Concert Hall following the performance of the last competitor on that day and the final deliberation.

 

The 2020 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition

Final Round

Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

Keith C. & Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center

Lynn Philharmonia

Jon Robertson, conductor

Two of the four Finalists will be featured each concert. Each Finalists will choose one of the following concertos to perform:

 

Brahms -- Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77

Dvorák -- Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op. 53

Lalo -- Symphonie Espagnole in D Minor, Op. 21

Saint-Saëns -- Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor

 

The announcement of EOIVC winners will take place at the Wold Performing Arts Center following the performance of the last competitor and final deliberation on Sunday, January 26, 2020.

 

Tickets for each concert of the final round, held on Saturday, January 25 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, January 26 at 4:00 p.m. range in price from $35 to $50 and can be purchased by calling the Lynn University box office at 561-237-9000 or online at www.lynn.edu/events. A limited number of free student tickets to each concert of the Final Round are also available and require a valid student id upon pick up. Group tickets are also available and can be purchased by contacting the group sales manager at the Lynn University box office.

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

THE ELMAR OLIVEIRA INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION ANNOUNCES

QUARTER FINALISTS FOR 2020 COMPETITION

 

EOIVC 2020 Takes Place at the Lynn Conservatory of Music, Boca Raton, FL

from January 14-January 26, 2020

 

20 Quarter Finalists and Two Alternates Selected from Nearly 70 Applicants from 19 Countries

 

Boca Raton, FL—The Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition (EOIVC) is pleased to announce that 20 Quarter Finalists have been selected to compete in the 2020 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition in Boca Raton, Florida, from January 14 through January 26, 2020, at Lynn University. The 20 Quarter Finalists were selected from nearly 70 applicants from 19 countries. The 20 Quarter Finalists range in ages 19-29 and come from 11 countries— Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Russia, Korea, United Kingdom, and United States.

 

The EOIVC Quarter Finalists are

Jacqueline Audas (24, United States)

Zachary Brandon (21, United States)

Jung Min Choi (25, Korea) 

Brian Kwan Yeung Choi (25, Hong Kong)

Cristian Grajner de Sa (25, United Kingdom)

Agasha Grigoreva (20, Russia)

Igor Khukhua (27, Russia)

Jeein Kim (24, Korea)

Minchae Kim (25, Korea)

Dainis Medjaniks (26, Germany/Latvia)

Haerim Oh (20, Korea)

Ashley Jeehyun Park (23, United States)

Julian Rhee (19, United States)

Vikram Francesco Sedona (19, Italy)

Alexandra Alvarado Switala (26, United States)

Daniel Temnik (25, Israel/Canada)

Boyang Wang (29, China)

Angela Wee (22, United States)

Katherine Woo (21, United States)

Christine Wu (24, United States)

 

Additionally, two Alternates have been chosen. Should an EOIVC Quarter Finalists not be able to fulfill his/her/their position, and have notified the EOIVC by no later than December 30, 2019, an EOIVC Alternate will be chosen in order of their scoring from the Preliminary Round. The Preliminary Round was held via YouTube submission in October 2019. The two Alternates are: Ria Honda (19, Japan) and Thompson Wang (20, United States/Taiwan).

 

The Quarter Finalists will participate in the Quarter Final Round (January 16 –18, 2020).  The winners of the Quarter Final Round will advance to the Semi Final Round, which takes place on January 21–22, 2020 and will determine the four Finalists.  The EOIVC 2020 Finals take place at the Wold Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Lynn University (January 25–26, 2020).  Conductor Jon Robertson will lead the Lynn Philharmonia and the Finalists in these performances. An awards ceremony, following the final concert on January 26, will be held to announce the winners. The Quarter and Semi Final Rounds are free and open to the public; the Finals are also open to the public and require the purchase of a ticket.

 

Tickets for the Final Rounds, held on Saturday, January 25 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, January 26 at 4:00 p.m. range in price from $35 to $50 and can be purchased by calling the Lynn University box office at 561-237-9000 or online at www.lynn.edu/events. A limited number of free student tickets to the Final Rounds are also available and require a valid student ID upon pick up.

 

A new community engagement segment will be part of the competitive process for 2020. All four Finalists will participate in a special Community Engagement Round that will be held during the competition. To date, no other international competition offers this as part of their process.

 

Participants will give a 45-minute interactive presentation to children, ages 8-11, of the Plumosa School of the Arts. These presentations will be judged by a panel of local Community Partners and a special Community Engagement Award, in addition to the overall placement prizes and outside the scope of the final scores, will be given to the EOIVC Finalist who is ranked the highest in the Community Engagement round.

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

ELMAR OLIVEIRA INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION ANNOUNCES

REPERTOIRE, INTERNATIONAL JUDGES AND NEW ELEMENTS OF ITS 2020 COMPETITION

 

EOIVC International Panel of Nine Judges: Andrés Cárdenes,

David Cerone (Chairman of the Jury), Ilya Kaler, Sung-Ju Lee, Silvia Marcovici,

Mihaela Martin, Gerardo Ribeiro, Barry Shiffman and Kathleen Winkler

 

Repertoire for EOIVC 2020 Includes EOIVC-Commissioned Work

by Christopher Theofanidis for Solo Violin as well as

Pieces by J.S. Bach, Mozart, Paganini, Beethoven, Brahms,

Dvorák, Saint-Saëns and Lalo

 

Online Submissions Open 12:01 a.m. EST on March 27, 2019

 

EOIVC to Offer Travel Stipends and Host Families for All Competitors

 

First Prize $30K, Second Prize $15K, Third Prize $10K and Honorable Mention $5K

Additional Career Support for First Prize Winner in the Areas of

Management, Public Relations, Community Engagement and Performance Opportunities

 

In Addition to Monetary Prizes, the EOIVC will Also Award

Instruments, a Bow and Violin Case among the Finalists

 

First Prize Winner will be Featured as Soloist with Orchestras

and in Recital at Festivals and on Concert Series Worldwide

 

New Community Engagement Award of $2,500 to be Given to one of the Four Finalists in addition to Placement Prizes; Community Engagement Component to be Judged by a Panel of Local Community Partners

 

December 13, 2018, Boca Raton, FL – The Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition (EOIVC) is proud to announce its panel of nine judges, repertoire and several exciting new offerings and initiatives for its upcoming competition which takes place from January 14-26, 2020 on the campus of the Lynn University Conservatory of Music in Boca Raton, FL. The Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition is only the second competition of its kind solely dedicated to the violin that is based in the United States. The EOIVC is unique for the defining opportunities it offers to young violinists, ages 16-32, who are striving to establish distinguished careers, as well as its dedication to encouraging these young artists to engage with the communities they serve.

 

New offerings and initiatives for EOIVC 2020 include: travel stipends and host families for all Competitors; the creation of a Community Engagement Award that will be given to one Finalist (in addition to their placement prize and judged separately from the main competition); as well as instruments, a bow, and a Musafia Violin Case for distribution among the Finalists.

 

The repertoire for EOIVC 2020 features a newly-commissioned work for solo violin by one of the leading musical voices of our time and EOIVC Composer-in-Residence, Christopher Theofanidis, that will be premiered at the competition during the Quarter Final Round. A complete list of the repertoire requirements can be found here (elmaroliveiraivc.org) and includes works by J.S. Bach, Mozart, Paganini, Beethoven, Brahms, Dvorák, Saint-Saëns and Lalo. Online submissions will be accepted via the EOIVC website starting 12:01 a.m. EST March 27, 2019.

 

The EOIVC 2020 panel of nine jurists—an increase of judges from its inaugural competition which had seven in 2017—is composed of many of today’s leading violinists and was selected by Elmar Oliveira for their deep commitment to the development of young musicians. The EOIVC international panel of jurists consists of remarkable artists from six countries: Andrés Cárdenes (United States), David Cerone (Chairman of the Jury / United States), Ilya Kaler (United States), Sung-Ju Lee (South Korea), Silvia Marcovici (Romania/France), Mihaela Martin (Romania), Gerardo Ribeiro (Portugal/United States), Barry Shiffman (Canada), and Kathleen Winkler (United States).

 

The Elmar Oliveira Foundation, the umbrella organization for the EOIVC, in addition to cultivating and nurturing talented young violinists, encourages Laureates of the EOIVC to give back to the communities they serve. In this spirit, and new to the 2020 competitive process, the EOIVC will award one Finalist a Community Engagement Award of $2,500, to be given in addition to the placement prizes of 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention.

 

All EOIVC Competitors that advance to the Final Round are required to participate in the Community Engagement Round. This round will not be judged by the EOIVC Jury and has no bearing on the final results of the overall competition. Participants in this round will be judged by a predetermined panel of Community Partners, and will give a 45-minute interactive presentation to children, ages 8-11, of Plumosa School of the Arts. The special Community Engagement Award, will be awarded to the EOIVC Finalist who scores the highest from the predetermined Community Engagement criteria decided by the Community Partners. These criteria will be communicated in advance of the starting of the competition in January 2020. Translation services will be made available upon request.

 

The Community Panelists include: Bama Lutes Deal, Program Manager, Cultural Concierge, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County; Robert Weinroth, Palm Beach County Commissioner; and Laura Sinclair, Director of Strings, Plumosa Elementary School of the Arts. Additional Community Panelists will be announced at a later date.

 

Repertoire and Submissions

The repertoire for EOIVC 2020 features a newly-commissioned work for solo violin by one of the leading musical voices of our time, Christopher Theofanidis, that will be premiered at the competition during the Quarter Final Round. A complete list of the repertoire requirements can be found here (elmaroliveiraivc.org) and includes works by J.S. Bach, Mozart, Paganini, Beethoven, Brahms, Dvorák, Saint-Saëns and Lalo. Online submissions will be accepted via the EOIVC website starting 12:01 a.m. EST March 27, 2019.

 

EOIVC 2020 Candidates, who are no younger than 16 years of age at time of submission and no older than 32 years of age by the end of the competition (January 26, 2020) are selected through an intensive four-step process. A maximum of 20 quarter finalists and three alternates will be selected from the online submissions. Entries for consideration must be submitted online with complete repertoire, the  $125 registration fee, and fully executed documents by no earlier than 12:01 a.m. EST March 27, 2019 nor later than 11:59 p.m. EST September 27, 2019.

 

Prizes

From January 14-January 26, 2020, the Quarter Finalists chosen from the online submissions will compete in three rounds in Boca Raton, Florida. The final concerts will take place on Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, January 26, 2020, at the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center on Lynn’s campus and are open to the public.

 

Four prizes will be awarded. First prize winner will receive $30,000; second $15,000; third $10,000 and Honorable Mention $5,000. In addition to receiving a monetary prize, the first prize winner will also receive performance engagements, community outreach opportunities and career support in the areas of management and public relations, that includes guaranteed performances with orchestras and at festivals and on concert series worldwide.

 

To supplement the placement prizes, the first prize winner will also receive a violin, bow and a Musafia case; an additional instrument will be distributed among the other Finalists.

 

Panel of International Judges

The EOIVC 2020 panel of nine jurists—an increase of judges from its 2017 inaugural competition which had seven—is composed of many of today’s leading violinists and was personally selected by Elmar Oliveira for their deep commitment to the development of young musicians. The EOIVC international panel of jurists consists of remarkable artists from six countries: Andrés Cárdenes (United States), David Cerone (Chairman of the Jury / United States), Ilya Kaler (United States), Sung-Ju Lee (South Korea), Silvia Marcovici (Romania/France), Mihaela Martin (Romania), Gerardo Ribeiro (Portugal/United States), Barry Shiffman (Canada) and Kathleen Winkler (United States).

 

Housing and Travel Stipends for All Competitors

The EOIVC is proud to announce that it will now offer all competitors housing, through host families; travel stipends (to be used for transportation costs for travel to and from the competition); as well as rideshare vouchers to be utilized during the process of competing in Florida. These generous offers are in addition to the daily lunch stipend being offered by Lynn University for on-campus dining options.

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