Molin Han China, 19, Senior

Born in Shandong, China, Molin began her violin studies at the age of four. She currently studies at the Royal College of Music, London, having previously studied at Chetham’s School of Music with Professor Jan Repko. Molin made her debut solo concert in 2016 at the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, and has performed at many prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Beijing National Grand Theater, the Shanghai Oriental Art Centre and the Suzhou Cultural and Art Center. From 2014 to 2015, Molin served as concertmaster for the China Youth Chamber Orchestra and was previously selected to perform in the inaugural NYO-China season.

The Menuhin Competition is a dream of many young violinists, including me. We all dream to one day play on the stage of the Menuhin Competition and to make friends with other young musicians. I’m excited to meet the jury full of amazing performers and teachers, and I can’t wait to hear all of their advice. This will be the second time that I’ve competed in the Menuhin Competition. The first time was full of growth and challenges for me, and this time I’m ready to learn even more. I’m really looking forward to seeing the beautiful city of Richmond, meeting new friends and facing new challenges!