“Sirena Huang has been named the winner of the inaugural Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition, which concluded at Florida’s Lynn Conservatory of Music on Sunday,” reads an unsigned article at Monday’s (2/6) The Strad. “The 22-year-old American violinist receives … a cash prize of $30,000; a new violin, crafted by Feng Jiang, Jeffrey Phillips, Andrew Ryan and John Young; a silver-mounted bow from Eric Lane; and a Musafia Case donated by Reuning and Son Violins, Inc. She also receives public relations and artist management support, and performances with several orchestras and festivals. Second prize, worth $15,000, went to 19-year-old Alina Ming Kobialka from the US, while third prize, worth $10,000, was awarded to 25-year-old Hannah Tarley, also from the US. 25-year-old Quanshuai Li from China received an Honorable Mention, with a cash prize of $1,000…. The EOIVC Finals, held on 4 and 5 February at the Wold Performing Arts Center, featured the four finalists in a performance of either the Tchaikovsky or the Sibelius violin concertos with the Lynn Philharmonia conducted by music director Guillermo Figueroa. … Established by … violinist Elmar Oliveira and open to violinists aged 16-32, the EOIVC is to be held every three years.”

Posted February 9, 2017