Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, op. 77
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Nicolò Paganini Concerto No. 1 in D Major
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57° Premio Paganini – Semifinale 21 ottobre 2023
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22-year-old violinist Simon Zhu wins the 57th International Violin Competition “Premio Paganini”.
The young violinist from Germany convinced the jury performing the Brahms Concerto and Concerto n. 1 by Niccolò Paganini, also winning the Special Prize offered by the “Pallavicino” Foundation for the best performance of Niccolò Paganini’s concerto for Violin and Orchestra.
In May 2021, he won the second prize at the Menuhin International Violin Competition in Richmond, USA, as well as the Mozart Special Award and the European Community EMCY Award for his outstanding performance in the Menuhin Competition.
The 1st prize at the 7th international chamber music competition Bydgoszcz 2020 with his duo partner Adam Tomaszewski.
1st prize at the 2019 Zhuhai International Mozart Competition for Young Musicians and the prize of the young jury
1st prize at the “34. Valsesia Musica International Competition “
1st prize at the 17th International Competition for Violin in Kloster Schöntal and the special prize Virtuoso” for the best interpretation of the freely chosen virtuoso composition and the “Reinhold Würth scholarship” 2017
“Bruno Frey Music Prize 2016” by the Bruno Frey Foundation in Ochsenhausen
1st Prize at the 13th International Georg Philipp Telemann Violin Competition “in Poznan (Poland) and the special prize for the best interpretation of a fantasy for violin solo by Georg Philipp Telemann 2016.