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Helping to Build a Strong Foundation for Success
EOIVC 2020 January 14-26, 2020
Helping to Build a Strong Foundation for Success

EOIVC 2020 January 14-26, 2020

Meet Julian Rhee 

EOIVC 2020 1st Prize Winner

Violinist Julian Rhee has been establishing himself as a prominent musician and performer across the United States.

 

The first prize winner of the Johansen International Competition, Julian was also awarded the Solo Bach, Commissioned Work, and the Elaine H. Klein Prize at the Irving M. Klein International String Competition. In January of 2018, Julian was named a Finalist of the National Young Arts Foundation, and performed at the New World Center in Miami. Subsequently, Julian appeared at the John F. Kennedy Center as a Presidential Scholar in the Arts, and received his medal at the White House.

 

An avid soloist, Julian has performed with orchestras including the Milwaukee Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Eugene Symphony, San Jose Chamber Orchestra, Wisconsin Philharmonic, and Madison Symphony. He has performed in an array of venues including Ravinia Bennett Gordon Hall, Benedict Music Tent, Heinz Hall, Overture Center for the Arts, Musikverein in Vienna, and Bartok Hall in Hungary.

 

Julian has appeared with the Jupiter Chamber Players in New York City, and alongside internationally renowned ensemble Time for Three on National Public Radio’s From The Top, 98.7 WFMT’s Introductions, Milwaukee Public Radio 89.7, and Wisconsin Public Radio and Television (WPT/WPR).

 

Julian studied with Almita and Roland Vamos as a scholarship recipient at the Music Institute of Chicago Academy. He is a graduate of Brookfield East High School as Class President and Valedictorian. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree with Miriam Fried at the New England Conservatory.

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Meet the EOIVC 2020 Competitors

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Our Mission 

The mission of the EOIVC 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 to engage with the communities they serve.

Congratulations to Julian Rhee! 

Julian Rhee (age 19 from United States), has been named the First Prize Winner of the 2nd triennial Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition.

As first prize winner, Julian Rhee receives a cash prize of $30,000  (provided by Elmar and Sandra Robbins) as well as 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); more than 30 guaranteed national and international performances; and a limited edition of the book Wanderer/Wonderer provided by Bruce Babbitt. Additionally, the first prize winner will receive public relations and artist management support for three years.

The second prize winner, Jung Min Choi, received a cash prize of $15,000 (provided by the David and Amy Fulton Foundation); Third Prize Winner, Igor Khukhua received a cash prize of $10,000 (provided by Price Wealth Management); and Vikram Francesco Sedona received Honorable Mention, with a cash prize of $5,000 (provided by the family of Gerald and Barbara Arbetter and The Goldberg Foundation in loving memory of Gerald and Barbara Arbetter). All finalists received The Essential Guide to Bows of the Violin Family provide by the author, Gabriel Schaff.

The four Finalists competed for over $140,000 in monetary and other prizes on January 25 and 26, 2020. Each competitor was featured in a performance at the Wold Center for the Performing Arts, with the Lynn Philharmonia conducted by Jon Robertson.  

EOIVC 2020 Public Schedule 

Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.*

1st Day of EOIVC 2020 Quarter Finals

Sponsored by D’Addario  

Lynn Conservatory of Music

Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall

3601 N Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33431

Free and open to the public

Friday, January 17, 2020 from 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.*

2nd Day of EOIVC 2020 Quarter Finals

Sponsored by D’Addario

Lynn Conservatory of Music

Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall

 

Saturday, January 18, from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.*

3rd Day of EOIVC 2020 Quarter Finals

Sponsored by D’Addario

Lynn Conservatory of Music

Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall

 

Eight EOIVC 2020 Semi Finalists will be announced

following the close of this Quarter Final Round.

 

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 from 9:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.*

1st Day EOIVC 2020 Semi Finals

Sponsored by The Joseph Gingold Chamber Music Festival of Miami  

Lynn Conservatory of Music

Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall

*The public will be allowed to enter and exit the hall in between competitors, approximately every 45 minutes.

 

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.*

2nd Day of EOIVC 2020 Semi Finals

Sponsored by The Joseph Gingold Chamber Music Festival of Miami

Lynn Conservatory of Music

Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall

 

Four EOIVC 2020  Finalists will be announced

following this Semi Final Round.

 

Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

1st Day of EOIVC 2020 Finals

Lynn University

Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center

3601 N Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33431

Lynn Philharmonia

Soloists, two of the EOIVC Finalists

Jon Robertson, conductor

Ticketed event open to the public

Tickets range from $35-$50 

 

Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

2nd Day of EOIVC 2020 Finals

Lynn University

Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center

3601 N Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33431

Lynn Philharmonia

Soloists, two of the EOIVC Finalists

Jon Robertson, conductor

Ticketed event open to the public

Tickets range from $35-$50

 

Placement prizes for EOIVC 2020 will be announced following the close of this Final Round.

 

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.

*The public will be allowed to enter and exit the hall in between competitors, approximately every 45 minutes.

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