Current Competitions

2018 Johansen International Competition

March 14–17, 2018


First prize (split): Krzysztof Michalski, age 15, from Poland; Henryk Zarzycki, teacher
First prize (split): Michał Balas, age 16, from Poland; Stanislaw Firlej, teacher
Third prize: Isaiah Kim, age 16, from United States; Clara Kim, teacher

First prize: Beatrice Chen, age 14, from United States; Matthew Lipman (JIC 2009 first-prize winner!), teacher
Second prize: Yixiu Lin, age 16, from China; Li Sheng, teacher
Third prize: Samuel Rosenthal, age 17, from United States; Jeffrey Irvine, teacher

First prize: Julian Rhee, age 17, from United States; Almita Vamos, teacher
Second prize: Charlotte Marckx, age 16, from United States; Simon James, teacher
Third prize: Phoenix Avalon, age 17, from United States; Jaime Laredo, teacher

Best Performance of Commissioned Work, Johansen, composed by Joel Phillip Friedman: Michał Balas, cello

2018 Washington International Competition for Strings

June 22–24, 2018

Semifinalists will be announced at the beginning of April.

2018 Washington International Competition for Composition

June 24, 2018

Winners to be announced on April 1, 2018.

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Thanks to our corporate sponsors!

Exciting news about our 2009 JIC violin winner Nancy Zhou!

Nancy Zhou has won first place in the International Music Competition Harbin, China, with a prize of $50,000, for her performance of the Sibelius concerto. She was 17 when she won the JIC and was the only person ever to apply on both violin and viola and be accepted as a semifinalist on both, but opted to compete as a violinist. The JIC was her first international competition in which she was a prizewinner.