Sean Mori United States / Japan, 15, Junior

15-year-old Sean Mori has been playing the violin since the age of three, and had his first solo performance at the age of five. He currently studies with Ian Swensen and Elbert Tsai at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and previously studied with Li Lin and Wei He. Sean was invited to perform at the 2012 Steinway Society’s Young Artist Concert in 2012, and was first place winner of the 2016 United States International Music Competition.

“The Menuhin Competition is a dream come true for me! I’ve dreamt of this as a child, and it’s incredible to think that I would one day be on stage with fellow musicians, from whom I hope to learn. It’s an honour to be a part of such a prestigious Competition. Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity!”


14 April
1.45pm - 2.10pm
Junior First Round


Junior First Round
  • J.S. Bach Sonata No. 4 BWV 1017, movements 1+2
  • Wieniawski Etude-Caprice, Op.18, No. 2
  • - Freestyle improvisation
  • Suk Selection from Four Pieces Op. 17, Nos. 3 & 4