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Announced: February 5, 2017

VIOLINIST SIRENA HUANG WINS FIRST PRIZE AT THE INAUGURAL

ELMAR OLIVEIRA INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION  

 

First Prize: $30,000

 

Additional 1st Place Prizes Include: Artist Management and Public Relations Support as well as

New Violin, Silver-Mounted Bow, and Musafia Case

 

First Prize Winner Will Also Perform with the Following Orchestras and Festivals:

Atlantic Classical Orchestra; Bach, Beethoven and Brahms Society; Brevard Symphony Orchestra;

Music in the Mountains; and Newport Music Festival, Among Others

 

 

BOCA RATON, FL—Sirena Huang (age 22 from the United States) has been named the First Prize Winner of the inaugural Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition. As first prize winner, Sirena Huang, receives a cash prize of $30,000 as well as a new violin, crafted by celebrated violin makers Feng Jiang, Jeffrey Phillips, Andrew Ryan and John Young; a Silver-mounted bow from Eric Lane; a coveted Musafia Case donated by Reuning and Son Violins, Inc.; a signed copy of “The American Violin” provided by Tucker Densley, Christopher Germain, Philip J. Kass, Darcy Kuronen, John Montgomery and P. Dameron Midgett, IV; and a $250 gift certificate given by International Violin Company. Additionally, the first prize winner will receive public relations and artist management support, with future performances with the following orchestras and festivals: Atlantic Classical Orchestra, Fort Pierce, FL; Bach, Beethoven and Brahms Society, Brookline, MA; Brevard Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne, FL; Music in the Mountains, Durango, CO; and Newport Music Festival, Newport, RI, among others

 

Second prize winner Alina Ming Kobialka received a cash prize of $15,000. Third prize winner, Hannah Tarley, received a cash prize of $10,000. And, Quanshuai Li, receive Honorable Mention, with a cash prize of $1,000.

 

The EOIVC Finals were held on Saturday, February 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 5 at 4:00 p.m. at the Wold Performing Arts Center. The four finalists—that advance through the EOIVC Semi Final Rounds I and II—were featured in a performance with the Lynn Philharmonia conducted by Music Director Guillermo Figueroa.  Each of the finalists was given an option to perform one of two concertos: Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major (performed by Sirena Huang) and Sibelius’s Violin Concerto in D minor (performed by Alina Ming Kobialka, Quanshuai Li, and Hannah Tarley). The event was streamed live on the EOIVC YouTube channel as well as on Facebook.

                                    

Sirena Huang (Age 22 from the United States)

 

Sirena Huang, age 22 and from the United States, made her solo debut with the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra at the age of nine. Since then, she has performed in fifteen countries across three continents, and has been featured as a soloist with more than forty orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Staatskapelle Weimar in Germany, and Russian Symphony Orchestra. 

 

Huang is the First Prize Gold Medalist of the 6th International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians. In 2011, she won First Prize and the Audience Award at the Cooper International Competition. That year, she was also named the first Artist-in-Residence of Hartford Symphony Orchestra. In 2013, she was awarded the Hannloser Prize for Violin at Verbier Music Festival in Switzerland. More recently, she was awarded Third Prize at the 2015 Singapore International Violin Competition and Third Prize at the 2016 Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition. 

 

Huang has been selected three times as one of ten "Exceptional Young Artists" worldwide at the “Starling-DeLay Symposium for Violin Study” at Juilliard School. In 2006, she received the honor of playing for His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan and thirty Nobel Prize Laureates at the World Peace Conference held in Petra. In 2007, under the invitation of former Czech Republic President Havel, she played in the Opening Ceremony of “Forum 2000 World Conference” in Prague. In 2008, she was invited to perform during the ceremony in which the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity presented its Humanitarian Award to President Sarkozy of France.

 

She has been featured as a guest artist at the Aspen Music Festival, Eastern Music Festival, Verbier Music Festival, Ravinia Music Festival, Sarasota Arts Series, Albuquerque Chamber Music Festival, “The Great Music for a Great City” series in New York City, and many others. 

 

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 EOIVC is to provide talented violinists, ages 16-32, who are at the start of their careers, with networking, management, public relations, and concert opportunities in addition to a monetary prize. These long-term career development tools—reaching well beyond financial support—actively demonstrate the strong dedication of the EOIVC to cultivating and nurturing developing musicians.

 

The first EOIVC was held in 2017. The international competition takes place once every three years. The first international panel included seven esteemed judges. The EOIVC’s 2017 panel represented five countries—China, Germany, Iceland, Russia, and the United States—and each member is deeply committed to the development of young musicians. The 2017 judges were Andrés Cárdenes, Charles Castleman, Alexander Gilman, Gudny Gudmundsdottir, Daniel Heifetz (Chairman of the Jury), Ilya Kaler and Vera Tsu Wei-ling. Winners were chosen through an intensive four-step process, beginning with an online submission and culminating in two final performances.

 

The 20 competitors who were selected to compete in the inaugural 2017 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition were chosen from more than 80 applicants from 16 countries. The 20 competitors who advanced to compete in the Semi Final Round Part I ranged in ages 19-31 and came from eight countries—Norway, South Korea, Hong Kong, China, United States, Kazakhstan, Taiwan and Japan.

 

For more information, please visit the EOIVC website at www.elmaroliveiraivc.org.

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Announced: January 31, 2017

 

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE INAUGURAL ELMAR OLIVEIRA

INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION

 

The Four Finalists Are: Sirena Huang, Alina Ming Kobialka, Quanshuai Li and Hannah Tarley

 

Finals Take Place on February 4 and 5 at the Wold Performing Arts Center in Boca Raton, FL

 

BOCA RATON, FL—The Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition (EOIVC) announces that four young and talented violinists— Sirena Huang, Alina Ming Kobialka, Quanshuai Li, and Hannah Tarley—will advance to the Final Round of the inaugural competition.

 

The finals will be held on Saturday, February 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 5 at 4:00 p.m. at the Wold Performing Arts Center. The four finalists—that were selected from the EOIVC’s Semi Finals Round II—are featured in a performance with the Lynn Philharmonia conducted by Music Director Guillermo Figueroa over the two days.  The repertoire for these concerts will include Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major and Sibelius’s Violin Concerto in D minor.

 

The winners of the EOIVC will be announced following the performance on Sunday, February 5. The EOIVC will award four monetary prizes: First Prize $30,000; Second Prize $15,000; Third Prize $10,000; and Honorable Mention $1,000. The first prize winner will also receive career support, including management and public relations representation, as well as several other prizes and honors that will be announced.

 

Tickets for the final rounds, held on Saturday, February 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 5 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.

 

Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

Keith C. & Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center

Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition Finals

Lynn Philharmonia

Guillermo Figueroa, conductor

Soloists to be Determined*

 

Tchaikovsky -- Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35

Sibelius -- Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47

 

Announcement of EOIVC winners will take place at the Wold Performing Arts Center following the performance of the last competitor on Sunday, February 5, 2017.

 

Tickets: $35-$50 and a limited number of free student tickets will be made available with a valid and current student id, limit one per student and must be reserved in advance.

 

For more ticket information, please call the box office at Lynn University 561-237-9000 or visit the Lynn University website at www.lynn.edu/events. 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 EOIVC is to provide talented violinists, ages 16-32, who are at the start of their careers, with networking, management, public relations, and concert opportunities in addition to a monetary prize. These long-term career development tools—reaching well beyond financial support—actively demonstrate the strong dedication of the EOIVC to cultivating and nurturing developing musicians.

 

The first competition will be held in 2017, and will take place once every three years. The first international panel includes seven esteemed judges. The EOIVC’s 2017 panel hails from China, Germany, Iceland, Russia, and the United States, and each are deeply committed to the development of young musicians. The 2017 judges are Andrés Cárdenes, Charles Castleman, Alexander Gilman, Gudny Gudmundsdottir, Daniel Heifetz (Chairman of the Jury), Ilya Kaler and Vera Tsu Wei-ling. Winners will be chosen through an intensive four-step process, beginning with an online submission and culminating in two final performances.

 

The 20 competitors who have been selected to compete in the inaugural 2017 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition were selected from more than 80 applicants from 16 countries. The 20 competitors who will be advancing to compete in the Semi Final Round Part I range in ages 19-31 and come from eight countries—Norway, South Korea, Hong Kong, China, United States, Kazakhstan, Taiwan and Japan.

 

For more information, please visit the EOIVC website at www.elmaroliveiraivc.org.

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Announced: Friday, January 26, 2017

 

ELMAR OLIVEIRA INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION

ANNOUNCES SEMI-FINALISTS FOR NEXT ROUND OF INAUGURAL COMPETITION

 

Eight Semi Finalists Compete in Semi Finals Round II on January 30 and 31, 2017;

Semi Finals are Free and Open to the Public

 

Violinist Ari Isaacman-Beck Wins Composer’s Award for Best Performance of

EOIVC-Commissioned Dialogues by Thomas McKinley

 

Finals Take Place on February 4 and 5 at the Wold Performing Arts Center in Boca Raton, FL

 

BOCA RATON, FL—The Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition (EOIVC) announces that eight young and talented violinists—Brian Kwan Yeung Choi, Sirena Huang, Ari Isaacman-Beck, Alina Ming Kobialka, Quanshuai Li, Elly Suh, Chiharu Taki, and Hannah Tarley—will advance to the Semi Finals Round II of the inaugural competition. The EOIVC’s Semi-Finals Round II takes place at the Wold Performing Arts Center on the Campus of Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL, on Monday, January 30 and Tuesday, January 31, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on both days. All sessions are free and open to the public; no tickets or reservations are required.

 

Violinist, Ari Isaacman-Beck, received the Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition’s Composer’s Award for his performance of Thomas McKinley’s Dialogues, which was commissioned by the EOIVC to commemorate the inaugural competition and was performed during the Semi Final Round I. Thomas McKinely is a Professor of Music Theory and Composition at Lynn University. Lynn University serves as the collaborative host of the EOIVC.

 

The finals will be held on Saturday, February 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 5 at 4:00 p.m. at the Wold Performing Arts Center. The four finalists—selected from the EOIVC’s Semi Finals Round II—will be featured in a performance with the Lynn Philharmonia conducted by Music Director Guillermo Figueroa over the two days.  The winners of the EOIVC will be announced following the performance on Sunday, February 5. The EOIVC will award four monetary prizes: First Prize $30,000; Second Prize $15,000; Third Prize $10,000; and Honorable Mention $1,000. The first prize winner will also receive career support, including management and public relations representation, as well several other prizes and honors that will be announced.

 

Tickets for the final rounds, held on Saturday, February 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 5 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.

 

Monday, January 30, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Keith C.& Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center

Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition Semi Final Round II

 

Repertoire to include works by: Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Sibelius

 

Announcement of those EOIVC Competitors who advance to the Final Round will take place on Tuesday, January 31 at the Wold Performing Arts Center following the performance of the last competitor on that day.

 

These events are free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required.

 

Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

Keith C. & Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center

Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition Finals

Lynn Philharmonia

Guillermo Figueroa, conductor

Soloists to be Determined*

 

Tchaikovsky               Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35

Sibelius                       Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47

 

Announcement of EOIVC winners will take place at the Wold Performing Arts Center following the performance of the last competitor on Sunday, February 5, 2017.

 

Tickets: $35-$50 and a limited number of free student tickets will be made available with a valid and current student id, limit one per student and must be reserved in advance.

 

For more ticket information, please call the box office at Lynn University 561-237-9000 or visit the Lynn University website at www.lynn.edu/events. 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 EOIVC is to provide talented violinists, ages 16-32, who are at the start of their careers, with networking, management, public relations, and concert opportunities in addition to a monetary prize. These long-term career development tools—reaching well beyond financial support—actively demonstrate the strong dedication of the EOIVC to cultivating and nurturing developing musicians.

 

The first competition will be held in 2017, and will take place once every three years. The first international panel includes seven esteemed judges. The EOIVC’s 2017 panel hails from China, Germany, Iceland, Russia, and the United States, and each are deeply committed to the development of young musicians. The 2017 judges are Andrés Cárdenes, Charles Castleman, Alexander Gilman, Gudny Gudmundsdottir, Daniel Heifetz (Chairman of the Jury), Ilya Kaler and Vera Tsu Wei-ling. Winners will be chosen through an intensive four-step process, beginning with an online submission and culminating in two final performances.

 

The 20 competitors who have been selected to compete in the inaugural 2017 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition were selected from more than 80 applicants from 16 countries. The 20 competitors who will be advancing to compete in the Semi Final Round Part I range in ages 19-31 and come from eight countries—Norway, South Korea, Hong Kong, China, United States, Kazakhstan, Taiwan and Japan.

 

For more information, please visit the EOIVC website at www.elmaroliveiraivc.org.

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Announced: Monday, December 12, 2016

THE ELMAR OLIVEIRA INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION ANNOUNCES COMPETITORS FOR INAUGURAL COMPETITION

 

Inaugural Competition Takes Place at the Lynn Conservatory of Music, Boca Raton, FL 

from January 22-February 5, 2017

 

20 Competitors Selected from more than 80 Applicants from 16 Countries

 

Boca Raton, FL—The Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition (EOIVC) is pleased to announce that 20 competitors have been selected to compete in the inaugural 2017 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition in Boca Raton, Florida, from January 22 through February 5, 2017, at Lynn University. The 20 competitors were selected from more than 80 applicants from 16 countries. The 20 competitors who will be advancing to compete in the Semi Final Round Part I range in ages 19-31 and come from eight countries—Norway, South Korea, Hong Kong, China, United States, Kazakhstan, Taiwan and Japan.

 

“We could not be more pleased with the response to our inaugural competition, and the level of artistry was absolutely remarkable,” comments Elmar Oliveira, Founder and Artistic Director of the EOIVC. “It was a very difficult decision, but the 20 who are advancing are truly at the top of their field.  The fact that we had submissions from 16 countries and that eight will be represented in this inaugural competition, to me, is astounding. We look forward to meeting each and every competitor and are eager to help build a foundation for their success.”

 

The EOIVC Competitors are:  

Christopher Tun Andersen (24, Norway)

Wonhee Bae (29, South Korea)

Aaron Chan (20, Hong Kong)

Brian Kwan Yeung Choi (22, China)

Sirena Huang (22, United States) 

Ho-Hsuan Feng (21, Taiwan)

Luke Hsu (26, United States)

Ari Isaacman-Beck (31, United States)

Alina Ming Kobialka (19, United States)

Erzhan Kulibaev (30, Kazakhstan)

Li Lao (29, China)

Jiyoon Lee (24, South Korea)

Quanshuai Li (25, China)

Christine Seohyun Lim (22, United States/South Korea)

Max Yiming Mao (22, China)

Dongfang Ouyang (26, China)

Ji Won Song (23, South Korea)

Elly Suh (27, United States/South Korea)

Chiharu Taki (29, Japan)

Hannah Tarley (25, United States)

 

All 20 competitors will participate in the Semi Final Round Part I January 23-26, 2017.  The winners of the Semi Final Round Part I will advance to the Semi Final Round Part II, which takes place at the Lynn Conservatory of Music January 29-January 31, 2017. Those competitors that advance from the Semi Final Round Part II will advance to the Final Round, which will take place at the Wold Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Lynn University February 1-5, 2017.  All Semi Finals and the Final Rounds are open to the public. Competitors’ scores for the Semi Finals and Final Rounds will be posted on the EOIVC website.

 

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 EOIVC is to provide talented violinists, ages 16-32, who are at the start of their careers, with networking, management, public relations, and concert opportunities in addition to a monetary prize. These long-term career development tools—reaching well beyond financial support—actively demonstrate the strong dedication of the EOIVC to cultivating and nurturing developing musicians.

 

The first competition will be held in 2017, and will take place once every three years. The first international panel includes seven esteemed judges. The EOIVC’s 2017 panel hails from China, Germany, Iceland, Russia, and the United States, and each are deeply committed to the development of young musicians. The 2017 judges are Andrés Cárdenes, Charles Castleman, Alexander Gilman, Gudny Gudmundsdottir, Daniel Heifetz (Chairman of the Jury), Ilya Kaler and Vera Tsu Wei-ling. Winners will be chosen through an intensive four-step process, beginning with an online submission and culminating in two final performances.

 

The closing concerts take place on February 4 and 5, 2017, in the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center on the campus of Lynn University, and are open to the public.  Music Director and Conductor Guillermo Figueroa will lead the Lynn Philharmonia and the competition finalists in these performances. An awards ceremony, following the final concert, will be held to announce the winners.

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Announced: Tuesday, September 27, 2016

ELMAR OLIVEIRA INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION

EXTENDS SUBMISSION DEADLINE TO

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2016

 

Inaugural Competition Takes Place at Lynn Conservatory of Music in Boca Raton, Florida

on January 22-February 5, 2017

 

Boca Raton, FL (September 27, 2016) —The Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition (EOIVC) has extended its submission deadline to Friday, October 28. Due to technical difficulties receiving application fees via the EOIVC website, the Competition has decided to extend the original deadline. All applicants must be at least 16 at the time of the original submission date (September 30, 2016) and no older than 32 by the conclusion of the competition on February 5, 2017. All submissions, including a $100 entry fee, must be received no later than 11:59 on Friday, October 28, 2016 in order to be considered. Finalists will be notified by email by December 1, 2016. For a complete list of rules, regulations, repertoire, and contact information please visit the EOIVC website at www.elmaroliveiraivc.org.

 

“The EOIVC is all about fairness and support,” said Executive Director Jill Arbetter. “We feel that given the technical difficulties with receiving payments for the application fee it was necessary for us to extend the deadline for submission. We are getting applications on a daily basis and there are still more that are pending. We are very excited at the interest we have received and know that inaugural competition will be a wonderful experience for everyone.”

 

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 EOIVC is to provide talented violinists, ages 16-32, who are at the start of their careers, with networking, management, public relations, and concert opportunities in addition to a monetary prize—$30,000 first prize, $15,000 second prize, $10,000 third 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.

 

The first competition will be held in 2017, and will take place once every three years. The first international panel will include seven esteemed judges. The EOIVC’s 2017 panel hails from China, Germany, Iceland, Russia, and the US, and each jurist is deeply committed to the development of young musicians. The 2017 judges are Andrés Cárdenes, Charles Castelman, Gudny Gudmundsdottir, Daniel Heifetz, Ilya Kaler, Vera Tsu Wei-ling, and Elmar Weingarten.

 

The closing concerts will take place on February 4 and 5, 2017, in the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center on the Lynn University Campus and are open to the public.  Music Director and Conductor Guillermo Figueroa will lead the Lynn Philharmonia and the competition finalists in these performances. An awards ceremony, following the final concert, will be held to announce the winners.

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Announced: March 30, 2016

INAUGURAL ELMAR OLIVEIRA INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION

JANUARY 22-FEBRUARY 5, 2017

 

Judges Include: Andrés Cárdenes, Gudny Gudmundsdottir, Daniel Heifetz, 

Ilya Kaler, Vera Tsu Wei-ling, and Elmar Weingarten; 

Additional Judge to be Announced at a Later Date 

 

First Prize $30K, Second Prize $15K, Third Prize $10K 

 

Additional Career Support for First Prize Winner in the Areas of 

Management, Public Relations, and Performance Opportunities

 

Boca Raton, Florida (March 30, 2016)—Today it was announced that celebrated violinist Elmar Oliveira, in collaboration with the Lynn Conservatory of Music, launches the Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition (EOIVC). The EOIVC aims to give a young and talented violinist, ages 16-32, the tools necessary for building a strong foundation for success in the arts industry by providing financial support, as well as career development in the areas of artistic management, public relations, and performance opportunities. The competition will be held at Lynn University from January 22-February 5, 2017. Competitors should send online submissions and registration fee to www.elmaroliveiraivc.org by September 30, 2016. 

 

“The mission of the Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition is to nurture and develop talented young violinists, who are drawn from a truly global pool,” said Elmar Oliveira, Founder and Artistic Director of the Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition. “Through this competition we will provide the next generation of violinists with career building tools—not solely financial ones—that are so necessary in today’s world. This is our ultimate goal.

 

“I truly believe in giving back,” continues Mr. Oliveira. “I have had a wonderful career, helped by many people in the industry. Now, it is my time to do the same. So, in collaboration with the Lynn Conservatory of Music, I have created this competition in an effort to secure a future for a young violinist.” 

 

“The Lynn Conservatory of Music provides a professional environment where talent meets inspiration, and we are deeply committed to developing the whole performer,” said Dr. Jon Robertson, dean of the Lynn Conservatory of Music. “The Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition supports our mission to develop new artists and nurture them through the professional process.” 

 

Candidates, ages 16-32, are selected through an intensive four-step process, beginning with an online submission that can be found on the EOIVC website,  www.elmaroliveiraivc.org. A maximum of 20 finalists will be selected from the online submissions. Entries for consideration must be submitted online with a $100 registration fee by September 30, 2016. 

 

From January 22-February 5, 2017, the finalists chosen from the online submissions will compete in three rounds in Boca Raton, Florida. The final concerts will take place on Saturday, February 4 and Sunday, February 5, 2017, at the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center on Lynn’s campus and are open to the public. Music Director and Conductor Guillermo Figueroa will lead the Lynn Philharmonia and the four finalists in the two concerts. Winners will be chosen from the finalists and awards will be given in a ceremony following the final performance on Sunday, February 5. 

 

Three prizes will be awarded. First prize winner will receive $30,000; second $15,000; and third $10,000. In addition to receiving the monetary prize, the first prize winner will also receive performance opportunities and career support in the areas of management and public relations. Additional prizes will be announced at a later date. 

 

Six international judges, including Andrés Cárdenes, Gudny Gudmundsdottir, Daniel Heifetz, Ilya Kaler, Vera Tsu Wei-ling, and Elmar Weingarten, make up the adjudication panel, thus far. A seventh judge will be named at a later date.

 

About the Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition (EOIVC)

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 EOIVC is to provide talented violinists, ages 16-32, who are at the start of their careers, with networking, management, public relations, 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. 

 

The first competition will be held in 2017, and will take place once every three years. The first international panel will include seven esteemed judges. The EOIVC’s 2017 panel hails from China, Germany, Iceland, Russia, and the US, and each are deeply committed to the development of young musicians. The 2017 judges are

Charles Castleman, Andrés Cárdenes, Gudny Gudmundsdottir, Daniel Heifetz, Ilya Kaler, Vera Tsu Wei-ling, and Elmar Weingarten. Winners will be chosen through an intensive four-step process, beginning with an online submission and culminating in two final performances. 

 

The closing concerts will take place on February 4 and 5, 2017, in the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center on the Lynn University Campus and are open to the public.  Music Director and Conductor Guillermo Figueroa will lead the Lynn Philharmonia and the competition finalists in these performances. An awards ceremony, following the final concert, will be held to announce the winners.  

 

About Elmar Oliveira 

Renowned violinist Elmar Oliveira is considered to be one of today’s prominent instrumentalists, who is an advocate for the music of our time and passionately dedicated to the development of young musicians. To date, he is the first and only American violinist to win the Gold Medal at Moscow's prestigious Tchaikovsky International Competition, and has toured and performed extensively throughout the world to much critical acclaim. 

 

Oliveira has appeared regularly at the most prestigious international concert venues and with such eminent ensembles as the Boston, Chicago, St. Louis, San Francisco, and Seattle Symphonies; the Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras; the London, Los Angeles, and New York Philharmonics; and the Leipzig Gewandhaus and the Zürich Tonhalle, among many others. He has also made extensive recital tours of North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, and the Far East.

 

Oliveira’s discography on Artek, Angel, SONY Masterworks, Vox, Delos, IMP, Naxos, Ondine, and Melodiya ranges widely from Bach and Vivaldi to works by contemporary masters. His best-selling recording of the Rautavaara Violin Concerto with the Helsinki Philharmonic won a Cannes Classical Award and was chosen as Gramophone's “Editor's Choice”. He also received Grammy nominations for his recordings of both the Barber Concerto with Leonard Slatkin and the St. Louis Symphony and the Bloch and Benjamin Lees Violin Concertos under the baton of John McLaughlin Williams.

 

Son of Portuguese immigrants, Oliveira was nine when he began studying the violin with his brother, John Oliveira, and then attended the Hartt College of Music and the Manhattan School of Music. He holds honorary doctorates from both the Manhattan School of Music and Binghamton University. In 1997, the Prime Minister of Portugal awarded Elmar the country's highest civilian accolade, The Order of Santiago. In addition to winning the Gold Medal at Moscow's prestigious Tchaikovsky International Competition, Oliveira was also the first violinist to receive the coveted Avery Fisher Prize and won First Prize at the Naumburg International Competition. 

 

Currently, Oliveira is a Distinguished Artist in Residence at the Lynn Conservatory of Music in Boca Raton, Florida. For more information on Oliveira, please visit www.elmaroliveira.com.

 

For additional information on the judges and EOIVC, including the online submission form, please visit www.elmaroliveiraivc.org