Competition News

The 2019 Washington International Voice Competition is open!

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Application deadline: February 15, 2019

Starker Award Goes to  JIC 2012 Winner

Santiago Cañón Valencia, 2012 Johansen International Competition cello winner, has been awarded the $35,000 János Starker prize, created in memory of Hungarian-American cellist and pedagogue János Starker.  Born in Bogota, Colombia, Santiago now studies in Germany at the Kronberg Academy with Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt.

JIC Alumnae Win Joint 1st Prize at IsangYun International Competition!

JIC 2006 winner Christine Jeong Hyoun Lee and JIC 2009 cello winner Sang Eun Lee have won joint first prize at this highly prestigious cello competition, held in Tongyeong, South Korea. Christine Jeong Hyoun studied at the Curtis Institute of Music and with Joel Krosnick at The Juilliard School.

Sang Eun is a graduate of the Korean National University and the Curtis Institute of Music.

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