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Photographer: Nicola Dawson

Photograph: Nicola Dawson

22nd KNVC Finalists | Finals Program

Category A (Violinists born after January 1 2004)

First Prize: A Concert Violin to the value of AU$15,000 Made by Master Luthier Michal Prokop (Graham Caldersmith OAM Award) – Ein Na

Second Prize: AU$2,000 (Richard Pollett Award) & Audience Prize: AU$750 (kindly sponsored by Gil Appleton)-  Jessica Ma

Third Prize: AU$1,000 (Joan Levy Award) – Hannah Kim



Category B (Violinists born after January 1 1997 and before January 1 2004)

First Prize: AU$8,500 (Signe Elizabeth Bohn Award) & Audience Prize: AU$750– Beatrice Colombis 

Second Prize: AU$3,000 (Joan Levy Award) – Andrew Wang

Third Prize: AU$1,500 (Peter Lee Award) – David Carreon

Fourth Prize: AU$1,000 – Jimmy Park

Photograph: Nicola Dawson

2005 Finalists
Ray Chen, Janet Anderson, Jennen Ngiau-Keng, Xi May Zhen

Winner - Ray Chen
Audience Choice - Ray Chen
Australian Composition - Janet Anderson

21st KNVC Finalists


Category A (Violinists born after January 1 2002)

Hugh Matthews, Teresa Yang, Grace Wu

First Prize - Teresa Yang 

Second Prize - Grace Wu

Third Prize - Hugh Matthews


Category B (Violinists born after January 1 1995 and before January 1 2002)
Dominic Azzi. David Carreon, Mark Licheng Chen, Tim Yu

First Prize - Tim Yu

Second Prize - David Carreon

Third Prize - Dominic Azzi

Fourth Prize - Mark Licheng Chen

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2018 Finalists
Sarah Chang, Gemma Lee, Johnny Van Gend, Dindin Wang

Winner - Dindin Wang
Bach Performance - Johnny Van Gend
Australian Composition - Gemma Lee
Sonata Performance - Johnny Van Gend
Audience Choice - Johnny Van Gend


2017 Finalists
Mitzi Gardner, Emmalena Huning, Riley Skevington, Johnny van Gend

Winner - Riley Skevington
Bach Performance - Riley Skevington
Australian Composition - Emmalena Huning
Sonata Performance - Riley Skevington
Audience Choice - Riley Skevington

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2016 Finalists
Zoe Freisberg, Gemma Lee, Kyla Matsuura-Miller, Yebin Yoo

Winner - Zoe Freisberg
Bach Performance - Gemma Lee
Australian Composition - Yebin Yoo
Sonata Performance - Kyla Matsuura-Miller
Audience Choice - Kyla Matsuura-Miller


2015 Finalists
Harry Bennetts, Tiffany Cheng, Jimmy Park, Nicholas Waters

Winner - Harry Bennetts
Bach Performance - Nicholas Waters
Australian Composition - Jimmy Park
Sonata Performance - Tiffany Cheng
Audience Choice - Harry Bennetts


2014 Finalists
Ye Jin Min, Tiffany Cheng, Josephine Chung, Rollin Zhao

Winner - Ye Jin Min
Bach Prize - Rollin Zhao
Australian Composition - Tiffany Cheng 
Sonata Performance - Josephine Chung
Audience Choice - Rollin Zhao

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2013 Finalists
Grace Clifford, Ben Adler, Tony Zhia, Ye Jin Min

Winner - Grace Clifford
Bach Performance - Grace Clifford
Australian Composition - Ben Adler
Sonata Performance - Grace Clifford
Audience Choice - Grace Clifford


2012 Finalists
James Dong, Cindy Chau, Grace Clifford, Charlie Westhoff

Winner - James Dong
Bach Performance - Grace Clifford
Australian Composition - Charlie Westhoff
Sonata Performance - James Dong
Audience Choice - Grace Clifford

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2011 Finalists
Anna da Silva Chen, Cindy Chau, Monique Lapins, Victoria Wong

Winner - Anna da Silva Chen
Bach Performance - Victoria Wong
Australian Composition - Monique Lapins
Audience Choice - Anna da Silva Chen

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2010 Finalists
Liisa Pallandi, James Dong, Lachlan O'Donnell, Anna O'Hagan

Winner - Liisa Pallandi
Bach Performance - Liisa Pallandi
Australian Composition - James Dong
Audience Choice - Liisa Pallandi
2010 Timberlay International Travel Scholarship - Liisa Pallandi


2009 Finalists
Glenn Christensen, Aris Cao, Liisa Pallandi, Sujin Park

Winner - Glenn Christensen
Bach Performance - Glenn Christensen
Australian Composition - Glenn Christensen
Audience Choice - Glenn Christensen
2009 Timberlay International Travel Scholarship - Glenn Christensen


2008 Finalists 
Jiajing (Melody) Wang, Tessa Ho, Christina Morris, Lachlan O'Donnell

Winner - Jiajing (Melody) Wang
Bach Performance - Jiajing (Melody) Wang
Australian Composition - Christina Morris
Audience Choice - Jiajing (Melody) Wang


2007 Finalists
Jonathan Mui, Doretta Balkizas, Sonja Schebeck, Alice Higgins

Winner - Jonathan Mui
Bach Performance - Sonja Schebeck
Australian Composition - Sonja Schebeck
Audience Choice - Sonja Schebeck


2006 Finalists
Jennen Ngiau-Keng, Sonja Schebeck, Lillian So, Bing Xiang

Winner - Jennen Ngiau-Keng
Audience Choice - Jennen Ngiau-Keng
Australian Composition - Jennen Ngiau-Keng


2004 Finalists
Katherine Lukey, Anya Muston, Jennen Ngiau-Keng, Richard Pollett

Winner - Katherine Lukey
Audience Choice - Katherine Lukey
Australian Composition - Richard Pollett


2003 Finalists
Mareine Ito, Emma Jardine, Emma Skillington and Zhu Wen

Winner - Mareine Ito
Audience Choice - Zhu Wen
Australian Composition - Zhu Wen


2002 Finalists
Marianne Broadfoot, Neela de Fonseka, Katherine Lukey, Hiroaki Yura

Winner - Marianne Broadfoot
Audience Choice - Hiroaki Yura
Australian Composition - Neela de Fonseka


2001 Finalists
Vivien Jeffrey, Sarita Kwok, Victoria Jacono and Alison Heike

Winner - Vivien Jeffrey
Audience Choice - Sarita Kwok
Australian Composition - Sarita Kwok


2000 Finalists
Patrick Wong, Victoria Jacono, Marshall Kim and Hiroaki Yura

Winner - Patrick Wong
Audience Choice - Hiroaki Yura
Australian Composition - Marshall Kim


1999 Finalists
Gu Chen, Sun Roh, Monica Grosman and Erica Kennedy

Winner - Gu Chen
Audience Choice - Gu Chen 
Australian Composition - Sun Roh

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