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EOIVC 2020 January 14-26, 2020
 

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Contact: Raechel Alexander

Phone: 917-815-8790

ralexander@ra-completecommunications.com

 

VIOLINIST JULIAN RHEE WINS 1ST PRIZE

AT THE 2nd TRIENNIAL

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, Musafia Case and

More Than 30 Guaranteed National and International Performances

 

Julian Rhee Wins $2,500 Community Engagement Award

 

BOCA RATON, FL— 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 received 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.

 

Second prize winner, Jung Min Choi, received a cash prize of $15,000 (provided by the David and Amy Fulton Foundation) and a Violin—which is a copy of Giuseppe Guarneri “del Gesù” Ole Bull—made by Luiz Amorim of Amorim Fine Violins Cremona, a Gold-mounted bow (provided by Robert Ames Fine Violins & Bows), and a BAM travel violin case and bow case (provided by Barnes Violins); Third Prize Winner, Igor Khukhua, received a cash prize of $10,000 (provided by Price Wealth Management) and a Silver-mounted bow (provided by Robert Ames Fine Violins & Bows); 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 were featured in a performance with the Lynn Philharmonia conducted by Jon Robertson on January 25 and 26.  The concerts took place at the Wold Performing Arts Center. Each of the finalists was given an option to perform one of four concertos: Brahms’ Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 (performed by Jung Min Choi, Igor Khukhua, Vikram Francesco Sedona); 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 (performed by Julian Rhee). The event was streamed live on the EOIVC YouTube channel as well as on Facebook.

 

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. 

 

The international pool of eight EOIVC 2020 Jurists were: David Cerone (Chairman of the Jury), Andrés Cárdenes, Ilya Kaler, Sung-Ju Lee, Silvia Marcovici, Gerardo Ribeiro, Barry Shiffman, and Kathleen Winkler.

 

For more information and for complete scores, please visit the EOIVC website at www.elmaroliveiraivc.org.

 

About Jung Min Choi (age 25 from Korea)

Born in Seoul, Korea, Jung Min Choi started showing immense musical talent from a very young age, which in time led her to win some of the most prestigious competitions in Korea, including Ewha Kyung-Hyang Competition, Music Chunchoo Competition and Hanmi Competition. Jung Min was 12 when she made her recital debut as the Kumho Art Hall Prodigy Series.

 

Jung Min has performed throughout Asia, Europe, and North America at numerous venues such as Merkin Hall, John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Verizon Hall, Field Concert Hall, Jordan Hall, A. Mickiewicz University Auditorium and Seoul Arts Center (sponsored by The Kumho Foundation, J&A Beare and The Stradivarius Society).

 

In recent years, Jung Min won a special prize for the Best Performance of Commissioned Work at 2015 Michael Hill International Violin Competition and was named finalist in Stulberg International String Competition. She was also featured in the “Stars of Tomorrow” concert series at the Heifetz Institute.

 

Jung Min has participated in music festivals such as the Heifetz Institute of Music, Great Mountains Music Festival, Holland Music Festival, and Sarasota Music Festival. She has taken masterclasses from renowned violinists such as Mihaela Martin, Ilya Kaler, Joel Smirnoff, Cho-Liang Lin, Victor Danchenko and Igor Ozim. As a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and the New England Conservatory, her former teachers include Joseph Silverstein, Pamela Frank and Miriam Fried. Jung Min is currently enrolled in the Artist Diploma program at The Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of Ilya Kaler.

 

About Igor Khukhua (age 27 from Russia)

The Russian-born violinist Igor Khukhua has been recognized internationally for his charismatic temperament, bright musical expression and sparkling technique. He has won international acclaim as an outstanding young soloist, recitalist and chamber musician and has received top prizes from numerous international violin competitions.

 

In 2012, he won Grand Prix at the 4th International Violin Competition in Astana (Kazakhstan). In 2014 he received 2nd Prize at the 2nd Russian National Music Competition in Moscow (Russia) and, in the following year, was a participant of the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition. In 2017, he was awarded 2nd Prize at the Hudson Valley Philharmonic String Competition in New York. In 2018, he won 1st Prize at the Naftzger Artists Competition in Wichita, KS.

 

Mr. Khukhua was born in Siberia in 1992. He began playing the violin at the age of 4. From 2011-2016, he studied at the Moscow State Conservatory (BM, MM) under Professor Eduard Grach. Since 2016, he has been under the tutelage of professor Ben Sayevich at the International Center of Music of Park University (Parkville, Missouri). 

 

Mr. Khukhua has performed as a soloist and as a chamber musician in the Great Hall of Moscow State Conservatory, Moscow International Music House, Tchaikovsky Moscow Concert Hall (Russia), Ríos Reyna Hall (Israel), Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, and the Folly Theater Hall in Kansas-city.

 

About Julian Rhee (age 19 from United States)

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, San Diego Pittsburgh, Eugene Symphonies as well as the 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.

 

About Vikram Francesco Sedona (age 19 from Italy)

Vikram Francesco Sedona was born in Treviso, Italy in 2000. He started to play violin at the age of six with Selina Cremese and continued his studies under Prof. Bruna Barutti at the Benedetto Marcello Conservatory in Venice.

 

In 2015, the encounter with Romanian virtuoso Silvia Marcovici turned out to be crucial for his future. Since then, Vikram Francesco Sedona has been working with the famous violinist at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria.

 

At the age of 16, he was awarded First Prize at the Andrea Postacchini International Violin Competition and one year later he won the George Enescu International Violin Competition receiving 3 special prizes. In May 2019, Vikram Francesco Sedona was awarded First Prize at the Valsesia Musica International Competition.

 

Some of his most recent highlights include appearances at the prestigious Festival de Radio France Montpellier and the George Enescu Festival.

 

The Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition (EOIVC) was established by celebrated violinist, Elmar Oliveira, in 2016, 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.

 

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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.

 

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.

 

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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.

 

The Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition (EOIVC) was established in 2016 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 (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 engage with the communities they serve.

 

The first competition was held in 2017, and takes place once every three years. The EOIVC’s 2020 judging panel hails from Canada, France, Germany, Portugal, Romania, South Korea, and the United States. The 2020 judges are: David Cerone (Chairman of the Jury), Andrés Cárdenes, Ilya Kaler, Sung-Ju Lee, Silvia Marcovici, Mihaela Martin, Gerardo Ribeiro, Barry Shiffman, Kathleen Winkler.  Winners are chosen through an intensive four-step process, beginning with an online submission and culminating in two final performances.

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

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

 

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

3601 N Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33431

Free and open to the public

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

 

Saturday, January 18, from 8:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.*

3rd 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

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

 

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

3601 N Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33431

Free and open to the public

*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

3601 N Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33431

Free and open to the public

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

 

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.

 

 

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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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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

 

ELMAR OLIVEIRA INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION

 IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SHAR MUSIC AND PLUMOSA SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

DONATES CELLO TO YOUNG STUDENT

 

Aidan Lucero, a Ten-Year-Old Student from Plumosa School of the Arts,

—a Title 1 School Located in Delray Beach, FL—

is Gifted a Carlo Lamberti Sonata Cello as well as Free Semimonthly Lessons

 

June 12, 2018, Boca Raton, FL—The Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition (EOIVC) in partnership with SHAR Music and the Plumosa School of the Arts, surprised ten-year-old cello student, Aidan Lucero, with the donation of a Carlo Lamberti Sonata Cello in 3/4 size from SHAR Music during a special presentation at the Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc. Summer Strings @ Lynn University.

 

The event was held at Lynn University’s Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center and began with a performance of the Allegro from Mozart’s String Quintet No. 3 in C major, K. 515 featuring violinists Elmar Oliveira and Jill Arbetter, violists Sandra Robins and Laura Sinclair, and cellist Manuel Capote. In addition to the cello, Aidan will also receive free semimonthly private cello instruction from Manuel Capote, Music Education and Community Outreach Coordinator from Lynn University Conservatory of Music. 

 

Aidan, originally from Hollywood, FL, has been a student at the Plumosa School of the Arts—a kindergarten through 5th grade Title 1 school located in Delray Beach, FL, with a majority of the student body unable to afford renting or purchasing their own instruments or paying for private music instruction—for six years. While at Plumosa, and by his own choice, Aidan began studying the cello in 3rd grade. This fall, he will be attending BAK Middle School of the Arts with the ultimate goal of attending A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, a public high school focused on the performing arts located in West Palm Beach, FL. 

 

While seeking out and supporting talented young violinists, ages 16-32, is at the core of the Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition, the EOIVC has a deep 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.

 

Elmar Oliveira, Founder and Artistic Director, EOIVC: “The EOIVC is dedicated to serving and engaging with the community to better the world around us. Through our partnership with SHAR Music, Plumosa School of the Arts, and cellist Manuel Capote, we are able to provide Aidan Lucero, a young, dedicated and deserving student, the opportunity of a lifetime and the support he needs to succeed. We thank our partners and can’t wait to watch Aidan grow as both an artist and a person.”

 

Charles Avsharian, CEO, SHAR Music Company: “It gives all of us at SHAR Music great pride in knowing Aidan Lucero and of his dedication to the fine art of cello playing. We would like to thank Elmar Oliveira, Jill Arbetter, and Raechel Alexander from the EOIVC organization, Laura Sinclair from the Plumosa School for the Arts and Cellist and Teacher Manny Capote for including us in this special gift. SHAR Music is very glad to have the opportunity to make a difference in the life of this young musician.  We wish Aidan years and years of happiness while fulfilling his musical dreams. “

 

Laura Sinclair, Director of Strings for Plumosa School of the Arts and a Director at the Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc. Summer Strings: “The presentation of this cello and lessons for Aidan is evidence that Plumosa is supported by a community. We are so grateful to the EOIVC, SHAR Music, and Manny Capote for this extraordinary gift. Aidan has always been a committed student of the cello, curious and eager to learn more. It’s easy to see that the cello has improved his self-confidence, and it is my hope that music will always be a part of his life, and he will be an active champion for arts education.”

 

Manuel Capote, cellist: “Music has given everything to me and I feel passionately that it is time to give back. I look forward to working with Aidan and seeing him flourish.”

 

Aidan Lucero, student from Plumosa School of the Arts, recipient of donated cello from SHAR Music and free semimonthly lessons from Manuel Capote: “I want to thank the EOIVC, Plumosa School of the Arts, SHAR Music, and Manuel Capote for their amazing gifts. The cello, and music in general, is so important to me and to know that I have so much support makes me want to give it my all as I work hard toward my goals.”

 

About

 

The Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition (EOIVC) was established by celebrated violinist, Elmar Oliveira, in collaboration with the Lynn University 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, 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. For more information on the EOIVC, please visit elmaroliveiraivc.org.

 

EOIVC 2017 was an overwhelming success. It received submissions by more than 80 talented applicants from more than 15 countries. Live streaming of the final concerts received more than 1.5 million views across multiple social platforms. The winners of the inaugural competition were Sirena Huang (First Prize), Alina Ming Kobialka (Second Prize), Hannah Tarley (Third Prize), and Quanshuai Li (received Honorable Mention).

 

SHAR Music is the recognized market leader in North America as a supplier of string family instruments, bows, sheet music, cases, strings and accessories. Customers regularly order from all states/provinces, as well as over 60 countries. Employing more than 100 individuals total, SHAR continues to grow in size and scope.

 

Advanced players and professional musicians alike have come to depend upon the SHAR Violin Shop's unique offering of products and services. SHAR is also one of the largest suppliers of Suzuki Method™ materials in the country. From the youngest beginner to accomplished professionals, SHAR endeavors to offer the best selection and quality of bowed string family products at excellent prices.

 

Plumosa School of the Arts has 627 students: 86.5% minority (e.g., black, Hispanic, Haitian) and 76% receive free and reduced lunch. The school is a Title 1 school, and the majority of the student body are not able to afford to rent or purchase their own instruments nor pay for private music instruction.  Students in grades K-2 receive 45 minutes of Fine Arts instruction every day and the students in grades 3-5 receive 60 minutes each day. Students participate in the following Fine Arts: band (a variety of brass and woodwind instruments), percussion, piano, strings, dance, drama, movement, television production, digital media, vocal music and visual art.

 

Manuel Capote was principal cellist with the Florida Philharmonic, Florida Grand Opera, and the Miami City Ballet Orchestras for over twenty years. He has taught at American Heritage School of Boca/Delray, and was Conductor and Music Director with the Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County. In 2010, Mr. Capote joined the staff at the Lynn University Conservatory of Music as the Music Education and Community Outreach Programs Coordinator and Adjunct Faculty member.  At Lynn, he has established and coordinates two successful free music partnership/mentoring programs as well as a free summer string camp for Title 1 elementary string students. He is currently working on a Doctorate in Educational Leadership at Lynn University where his focus is on mentoring the underserved.

 

He has performed chamber music in the United States and Europe and has been a fellowship member of the Aspen Festival Orchestra and the Aspen Chamber Symphony. His teachers have included Ingus Naruns, Dudley Powers, Frank Miller, and Laszlo Varga. He has worked with such diverse artists as Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Mstislav Rostropovich, James Galway, Luciano Pavarotti, Frank Sinatra, and Tony Bennett.

 

Violist, violinist, and educator Laura Sinclair is an active performer in the South Florida music scene, she is a member of Symphony of the Americas and the Kravis Pops Orchestra and has performed with Florida Grand Opera, Boca Symphonia, Palm Beach Pops, and Florida Sunshine Pops, in addition to creating solo and chamber music performances in the community.  Most recently, she appeared on both violin and viola in the Miami stop of the national tour of “The Book of Mormon”.  She has performed with Broadway greats Bernadette Peters, Idina Menzel, and Hugh Jackman, rocker Rod Stewart, guitar legends Bucky and John Pizzarelli, indie artists Amanda Palmer and Dashboard Confessional, and renowned pianist/theatre star Michael Cavanaugh.  She is the Director of Strings for Plumosa School of the Arts, Orchestra director of the Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc Summer Strings at Lynn University and maintains a vibrant Suzuki studio.

 

Nat King Cole Generation Hope’s mission is to provide music education to children with the greatest need and fewest resources by funding programs that provide for instruction, mentoring and resources.

 

Twin daughters of music legend Nat King Cole, Casey and Timolin Cole of Boca Raton, launched Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc. to honor the legacy, music and life of their father Nat King Cole in 2008 after learning of budget cuts in public schools directly affecting the arts. Since that time, donations of more than $1.5 million have benefited thousands of children with the greatest need and fewest resources in Broward, Miami-Dade, Okeechobee and Palm Beach counties.

 

Now in its seventh year, Summer Strings @ Lynn University, will be held Monday, June 11 to Friday, June 15 and Monday, June 18 to Friday, June 22 with a FREE Grand Finale Community Concert held on June 22 at 2:00 pm. The camp hosts 94 string students from five Palm Beach County schools: Berkshire, Plumosa, U. B. Kinsey/Palmview, BAK and Dreyfoos. This life changing experience provides students an opportunity to receive the highest quality string instruction from Lynn Conservatory of Music graduate and undergraduate student mentors as well as School District of Palm Beach County Orchestra Directors and former Summer Strings alumni. Students receive individual, small group and large ensemble instruction. For more information about Nat King Cole Generation Hope and/or Summer Strings, please contact Shanna St. John at 561-213-8209 or sstjohn@natkingcolegenhope.org.

 

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