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Johansen International Competition for Young String Players

nation United States
city Washington, DC
period Wed 17 March 2021 - Sat 20 March 2021
closing date Tue 01 December 2020
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The Johansen International Competition (JIC) for Young String Players Ages 13–17 (violin, viola, and cello) takes place once every 3 years. The next competition will take place March 17–20, 2021 in Washington, DC.

The JIC, which was held for the first time in 1997, is made possible through the generosity of a Charitable Trust established by the late Anna Storch Johansen of Falls Church, Virginia. Mrs. Johansen was a violinist and a Life Member of the Friday Morning Music Club. She wanted to encourage young musicians with significant prize awards at a time when they need it most and when they must make decisions about whether to continue with their dedication to music.

Equal prizes for violin, viola, and cello:
First prizes: $10,000 each
Second prizes: $7,000 each
Third prizes: $5,000 each
Prize for Best Performance of Commissioned Work: $1,000
Performance opportunities offered to winners.

Applications open March 1, 2020; deadline is December 1, 2020.

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