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Violin Division

Please note: Age eligibility for all divisions is determined by the contestant’s age as of September 28, the birthday of Confucius.

Age categories, performance times, and scholarship amounts:

Category Age Performance Time First prize Second Prize Third Prize
Youth Ages 8 and under 6 min $100 $75 $50
Junior 1 Ages 9 – 11 8 min $150 $100 $75
Junior 2 Ages 12 – 14 8 min $150 $100 $75
Senior Ages 15 – 18 10 min $200 $150 $100

Division sponsors and scholarships:

  • The first place award for Violin Senior Division is donated by family and friends of Patrick Sim in his memory
  • The first place award for Violin Junior II is named in memory of Mr. Fu Shen

Repertoire requirements: 1 piece from the pre-selected Chinese repertoire below, and 1 piece of the contestant’s choice. You can click on each title below for a preview of each piece. Please remember, copyright law makes it mandatory for you to own original copies of your music, which can either be purchased through CFAS or through an online music store. Suggestions and direct links are below, however, you are free to purchase your books from any dealer.

Download a list of all violin repertoire selections

Youth Repertoire Selections

From Taiwanese Scenic Folk Songs, Book 2
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From Taiwanese Scenic Folk Songs, Book 3
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Junior 1 Repertoire Selections

From Taiwanese Scenic Folk Songs, Book 2
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From Taiwanese Scenic Folk Songs, Book 3
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From Nan Jiang Xun Meng 南疆寻梦
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Junior 2 Repertoire Selections

From Nan Jiang Xun Meng 南疆寻梦
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Chen Yi Fisherman’s Song

Lei Liang Feng

Senior Repertoire Selections

Chen Yi Fisherman’s Song

Lei Liang Feng

Chen Yi Romance of Hsiao and Ch’in from Romance and Dance

Zhou Long Taiping Drum

Chen Yi Memory (unaccompanied)

Bright Sheng The Stream Flows (first movement only)