Fiona Khuong-Huu Japan / France / United States, 12, Junior

Fiona studies studies with Professor Li Lin and Kenneth Renshaw at the Juilliard Pre-College division, and has performed with the Mitteleuropa Orchestra in Italy and the Musica Mundi Orchestra in Belgium. She has received prizes including  1st Prize at the Grumiaux International Violin Competition, 1st Prize at the Osaka International Competition and 3rd Prize and best virtuoso interpretation at the Louis Spohr Competition. She performed Sarasate’s Navarra at the Juilliard Pre-College Centennial Gala and at the Bozar Concert Hall in Brussels. Recently Fiona and her sister were invited to perform at Buckingham Palace with Maxim Vengerov and Marios Papadopoulos. She attends the Spence School, New York.

I am very happy to be able to participate in the Menuhin Competition Richmond 2020. I love playing the violin and making music, and I’m very excited to perform on stage in Richmond. It will be my first time in Richmond, and I am looking forward to meeting musicians and artists from all over the world! I think it will be a great experience for me and I’m sure I will learn a lot. Past competitors have inspired me so much and I hope I can inspire other young musicians and artists too!