Christina Jihee Nam United States, 15, Junior

Since her solo debut with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra aged nine, Christina has performed internationally in North America, Europe, and Asia. Christina has been the top prizewinner of numerous national and international competitions, most recently winning 2nd Prize at the 2017 Cooper International Violin Competition performing Tchaikovsky Concerto with the Cleveland Orchestra under Jahja Ling. She also was a semi-finalist at the 2016 Louis Spohr International Violin Competition. Christina studies with Kurt Sassmannshaus in the Cincinnati Starling Project and Amy J. Lee.

“For the past several years I have watched amazing musicians from all over the world perform at this prestigious Competition, and I am astonished by the fact that I will be associating with these very people. It means the world to me that I’ve been invited to and will be participating in the Menuhin Competition. I look forward to meeting new people and experiencing beautiful Geneva!”


13 April
10.50am - 11.15am
Junior First Round


Junior First Round
  • J.S. Bach Sonata No. 3 BWV 1016, movements 3+4
  • Wieniawski Etude-Caprice, Op.18, No. 4
  • - Freestyle improvisation
  • Suk Selection from Four Pieces Op. 17, Nos. 3 & 4