Top Violin Prize for National Piano & Violin Competition 2007 clinched!


After an intense evening of spirited playing, Cao Qi emerged winner of the Artist Category of the National Piano & Violin Competition 2007. She and 8 other prize winners received their trophies, certificates and cash prizes of up to $5,000 at the Prize Presentation Ceremony officiated by Dr Balaji Sadasivan, Senior Minister of State for Information, Communications & the Arts, this evening at the Victoria Concert Hall.


A rising performer in the international classical circuit, Cao Qi is a senior student at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, NUS. Under the previous tutelage of her teachers, Ji Yang Zhao, Zheng Shi Sheng, Qian Zhou, Tseng Keng-Yuen, Tang Quartet, Michael Kannen, William Haroutounian, she has won numerous awards and has wowed her peers and luminaries in the international music scene.


The evening also saw the Singapore Festival Orchestra making its debut accompaniment of the Competition. Among the accompanists were Competition Alumni such as Grace Lee, and Seah Huan Yuh, who have become successful musicians in their own right. Into its 10th year, the National Piano & Violin Competition remains an important international platform for young aspiring musicians, many of whom go on to pursue international music careers.


The profiles of the prize winners are attached as an annex.


The 2007 National Piano & Violin Competition is supported by the Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan.


Annex 1          : Prize Winners’ List and Profiles