CCOM Violin Making Center Teachers, Students & Alumni Win Prizes in 2017 Malta International Violin Making Competition

On Feburary 7, 2017, after five days intense competition, the First Malta International Violin Making Competition was closed successfully. Chinese competitors achieved great results of one Gold, two Silver, five Bronze medals and five Finalist Awards that covered over half medals of the Competition. The most notable aspect of this International Violin Making Competition was that almost all Chinese winners (except one winner) were the current or former students of CCOM Violin Making Center who had no experience of going abroad for further study. Among them, Zhao Yi and Chen Ting are the teachers of CCOM Violin Making Center, Wang Yanli has become the violin making teacher of Sichuan Music Conservatory after she received her Master's Degree in CCOM.

There were total 60 instruments made by the violin makers from 8 countries that participated in this competition and 30 instruments (a half of totality) were submitted by 18 Chinese violin makers. Through 3 rounds of contests, in Violin Group, Chinese competitor Yu Huidong won the First Place (Gold medal), Chinese competitor Chen Xiangwei and Italian competitor Marco Ozio tied for the Silver medals, Chinese competitor Chen Xiangwei, Guo Mingkui and Yang Jinlong tied for the Bronze medals; in Viola Group, Italian violin maker Marco Ozio won the First Place (Gold medal), Chinese competitor Han Zhaosheng won the Silver medal, Chinese competitor Zhao Yi and Wang Yanli tied for the Bronze medals, and Chen Ting, Chang Zhongqiu, Xu Yuhua, Du Wenlin, Xu Yunhua received Finalist Awards. In 2017 Malta International Violin Making Competition, Chinese violin makers achieved remarkable results that they won over half of total medals and the competitors entered the final round closed to two-thirds of the totality of finalists. This is again a big harvest for Chinese violin makers after they won quite a number of prizes in China International Violin Making and Bow Making Competition, the 22nd VSA International Violin Making Competition and the International Violin Making Competition of Conservatorio Sant Cecilia di Roma in 2016.

After 30 years of hard work, the Violin Making Center of CCOM has made remarkable achievements. It established a team consist of elite cadres for China's violin making career!

Congratulations to the prize winning teachers, students and alumni of Violin Making Center of CCOM!

by Zheng Quan/edited & translation:Wang Xiaoxi , CCOM , 2017-02-24


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