Against the odds, All-Black reaches richest finals

Few would have fancied New Zealand’s Amalia Hall to win the world’s richest violin prize, but the ex-Curtis University of Waikato lecturer has made it to the last six of the Joachim Competition in Hannover.


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She’s not an outsider any more. Here are the finalists:

– Amalia Hall (New Zealand)
– Sergei Dogadin (Russia)
– Benjamin Marquise Gilmore (Netherlands/USA)
– Shion Minami (Japan)
– Ayana Tsuji (Japan)
– Richard Lin (Taiwan/USA)

Watch the live stream here. Go, Amalia!

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