2017 Vancouver International Music Competition Announces Preliminary Round Results

The 2017 Vancouver International Music Competition (VIMC) committee announces the results for the preliminary round of the competition. Organized by the Canada International Arts & Music Society, the VIMC is an international classical music competition for three age groups and instrumental categories including piano, strings, and voice. Eligible stringed instruments for the competition included violin, viola, cello, double bass, harp, and classical guitar. The VIMC has age groups for each instrumental category including Junior Talent (ages 12 and under), Young Artists (ages 13-17), and Artists (18-35). Celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary, the VIMC aims to promote Canadian classical music worldwide by establishing prizes for performing Canadian classical compositions.

Prizes up for grabs in the final round include three cash prizes for each category, a cash prize for the best performance of a Canadian composition, among other awards and prizes.

With close to three hundred applications, the inaugural year of the VIMC successfully held auditions onsite in Nanjing, China and Vancouver, Canada, as well as accepting video submissions from participants from all over the world.  Talented finalists were selected from countries including Canada, United States of America, China, Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Argentina, Taiwan, and Poland.

BC Premier John Horgan, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan, Member of Legislative Assembly Teresa Wat, Member of Parliament Alice Wong, CEO of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Jeff Alexander, Music Director of Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Bramwell Tovey and BC director of the CMC Sean Bickerton have sent greeting letters for the event. 2017 VIMC is supported by the Canadian Music Centre and graciously acknowledges sponsors including UBC School of Music, Chan Centre, Tom Lee Music, The Royal Conservatory of Music, Shiyun Financial group, Wesley Arts Academy, Vancouver Chinese Culture & Arts Foundation, VSO School of Music, Vancouver Central School of Music, Cool-Do, H+ Technology, We Do Wedding, Eyexpo, and other private sponsors. Media sponsors include Fairchild TV, Fairchild Radio, Phoenix TV, Zhidao Media, Vancouver Shinpo, Westca, Lahoo, VanPeople, BLMS and VISM.

VIMC Official Online Content

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vimcmusic/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vimcmusic/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/VIMC_17/
Website: https://vancouvercompetition.com/

Finalists

Piano Category:

Isaac Boensch CAN
Annie Cao CHN
Lei Cao CHN
Mandy Cao CAN
Vivian Chen CAN
Renon Chiba JPN
Marin Chiba JPN
Lok Yan Jessica Chin HKG
SungHoon Chung CAN
WuHu Ding CHN
Edward Duan CAN
KeYi Fang CHN
Matthieu Foresi CAN
Benjamin Hopkins USA
Angela Hu CAN
Yiming Huan CHN
Felipe Jiang ARG
Samantha Kao USA
Eunhwa Lee ROK
Hsin-Jou Lee TPE
Roo Mee Lee ROK
Angela Lee CAN
Jui-Sheng Li TPE
Brian Li CAN
Nok Him Li HKG
Ziteng LI CHN
Meixuan Li CHN
Rachel Liang CAN
Jiaxin Lin CHN
William Lin CHN
Nicole Linaksita CAN
Natalie Lo CAN
Victor Lum CAN
Weiwen Ma CHN
Domenico Mastrangelo CAN
Mina McKenzie CAN
Lukasz Mikolajczyk POL
Austin Ng CAN
Stephen Nguyen CAN
Hyejin Pak ROK
Young Park USA
Jiwei Ruan CAN
Jeongwoo Seo ROK
Towa Stewart CAN
Joshua Tromans CAN
Haolin Wang CHN
Nina Wang CAN
Paul Wang CAN
Ranfei Wang CAN
Sue Wang CAN
Victoria Wong CAN
Charlotte Wong USA
Joshua Wong CAN
Julie Wu CAN
Dora Xu CHN
Michelle Jia Yun Xu CAN
Sarah Yang CAN
Huiming Ye Ye USA
Xiaoting(Sam) Ye CHN
Sukie Yeung CAN
YuTong Yu CHN
Xin Zhang CHN
Jack Zhang CAN
Ziqing Zhou CAN
Yilang Zhou CAN
Jialiang Zhu CHN
Yuan Zhuang CHN

Strings Category:

Sophie Baird-Daniel USA
Sophia Bi USA
Rafael Brisebois CAN
James Butler USA
Hilary Chan CAN
Robert Choi CAN
Jacob Clewell USA
Kevin He CAN
Renee Hui HKG
Yi-Chih Juan CAN
Lauren Kim USA
Kailey Kou CAN
Yen-Jen Lin CAN
Griffin Linklater CAN
Peter Lu CHN
Davin Mar CAN
Luis Angel Medina Rodriguez CAN
Audrey Morris CAN
Renee Qin CHN
Jueun Ryu ROK
Kai Segal CAN
Honoka Shoji CAN
Takumi Taguchi USA/JPN
Eric Tang CAN
Raymond Tian CAN
Owen Wang USA
Vivian Wang USA
Victoria Wong CAN
Tiffany Yeung CAN
Cindy Sheng Yu CHN
Christina Zhang CAN

Vocal Category:

Diana Agasian CAN
Brianna DeSantis CAN
Anjulie Djearam CAN
SuNa Duan CHN
Meilin  (Marry) Guo CHN
Stanford Guo CAN
Meiling Ji CHN
Tamra Jones USA
Jason Klippenstein CAN
Yeeun Lee ROK
Sarah (Amy) Moodie CAN
Alyssa Samson CAN
Geoffrey Schellenberg CAN
Kurt Ward-Theiss CAN
QiHang Xia CHN
XiaoYue Yang CHN
Shutong Zhang CHN

 

Best Wishes to all the finalists!

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