2023–2024 Golden Violin Award: Semifinal
- Dabin Zoey Yang, violin
- David Baik, violin
David Montreuil, viola
Jeanel Liang, violin
Jérôme Chiasson, violin
Jueun Lee, violin
The Golden Violin Award was established in 2006 through a generous gift from Canadian philanthropist Seymour Schulich. The $25,000 First Prize is awarded by a special committee of internal and external jurors at the Schulich School of Music to an undergraduate, graduate or diploma student in the Schulich School of Music who demonstrates exceptional potential in the String Area. For the 15th edition, the First Prize was increased to $30,000. The 16th edition saw additional generous scholarship offerings by the Schulich Foundation. The finalists who place second and third will each receive $15,000 and $5,000 respectively, in commendation of their performance and participation in the Schulich School of Music community.
The Golden Violin, made of pewter and gold plate, remains on permanent display in McGill’s Marvin Duchow Music Library. Its recipient, chosen by jury and a rigourous selection process, receives a generous scholarship, valued this year at $30,000 as well as a smaller likeness of the violin in the form of a 14-karat gold lapel pin. Read more about the competition here.