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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 a pre-selected list of Chinese repertoire, and 1 piece of the contestant’s choice. Please Note – The Chinese repertoire lists are in the process of being updated for 2020. Please check back soon for more information. 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.

The Chinese repertoire lists are in the process of being updated for 2020. Please check back soon for more information. Please see below for an example of previous repertoire lists: 

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)