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And the winner of the 2023 Michael Hill International Violin Competition is…

Yeyeong Jenny Jin (20) of South Korea/ USA has been awarded first prize at the 2023 Michael Hill International Violin Competition. Born in South Korea, Yeyeong began violin lessons at age two. She is currently a student at The Juilliard School and a proud recipient of the Kovner Fellowship. Yeyeong has won top prizes at…

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The Michael Hill International Violin Competition has raised the bar for violinists and string players in this country – inspiring our upcoming young players to reach for the stars. It has also been a positive step on the career paths of previous winners, with many now holding prestigious roles in world-class orchestras and enjoying international careers as solo performers.

~ Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage

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    Looking back on the 2023 Michael Hill International Violin Competition
    So the Review from the @NZHerald is out... BUT

- it's behind their paywall, which is probably a sign it's a spectacular review!! (Mr Dart knows his stuff!)

But for those who haven't paid for an online subscription to this newspaper - please share your own 'review' in the comments below! 

And if you'd like to revisit or see the Grand Finale for yourself - it's up on our youtube.com/@MHIVC channel and our website homepage... 

Tell us what you thought of the Grand Final in the comments below! 

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#MHIVC2023
    Congratulations Yeyeong Jenny Jin (SOUTH KOREA/ USA) winner of the 2023 Michael Hill International Violin Competition.

To read all the news and see the full list of winners visit our link in bio
    BREAKING: Yeyeong Jenny Jin (@yjennyjin) has been named the winner of the 2023 Michael Hill International Violin Competition, after a dramatic finale performance of the Brahms Violin Concerto. #MHIVC2023 

Link in bio..
    Get your vote in for the Michael Hill International Violin Competition's famous Audience Prize. ALL 16 competitors are eligible to win.

Rank the players in order of your most ‘preferred’, with 1 being your favourite.

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    ATTN: The finalists for the 2023 Michael Hill International Violin Competition are...

Lorenz Karls (Sweden/ Austria)
Claire Wells (USA/Germany)
Yeyeong Jenny Jin (South Korea/USA)

The Grand Finale performance will call on each competitor to perform their chosen concerto with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Andrew Litton. 

The Grand Finale will take place on Saturday 10 June, 7.30pm - Auckland Town Hall.
Please see LINK IN BIO for booking information. 

@yjennyjin @claire.wells #LorenzKarls
    Special congratulations to Julia Mirzoev (Canada) who won the top prize for 'best performance of the New Zealand Composition' - 'Waipounamu' by composer Michael Norris.

#MHIVC2023 @juliamirzoev
    Semi-Finalists announced as the Michael Hill International Violin Competition travels from Queenstown to Auckland

See our website for details - link in bio

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