Sumina won the scholarship of the LYRA Foundation Scholarship Fund in Switzerland. This stipend will allow her to support her studies at The Juilliard School in New York.
Sumina won the scholarship of the Migros-Kulturprozent Instrumental Talent Competition in Switzerland. This stipend will allow her to support her studies at The Juilliard School in New York.
Along with other instrumentalists, Sumina was the only violinist to receive the prize this year.
Sumina is a Gold Prizewinner at the 2nd Berliner International Music Competition in 2018.
This year's Jury consisted of Pierre Amoyal, Jerome Pernoo, Krysztof Bakowski, Frantisek Brikcius, Zvi Carmeli, Lynn Chang, Johannes Goritzki, Eduard Grach, Marco Rizzi, Audun Sandvik, Eduard Schmieder, Ivan Straus and Kirill Troussov.
Sumina is a Silver Prizewinner at the 3rd Manhattan International Music Competition in 2018.
This year's Jury consisted of Jerome Pernoo, Christian Altenburger, Troels Svane, Reinhard Latzko, Emmanuela Reiter, Diemut Poppen, Asier Polo, Svetlin Roussev, Felix Olschofka, Veronique Mathieu, Seiji Kageyama, Zakhar Bron, Johannes Goritzki and Chin Kim.
The honorary President was Maestro Ivo Pogorelich.
Sumina has been loaned violins from the German Music Instrument Foundation since 2016. Within the foundation, Sumina has now also been elected to receive the Gerd-Bucerius-Scholarship, which will enable her further studies in the United States of America.
Named after famed german journalist, policitian and founding member of german magazine "Die Zeit" ("The Time") Gerd Bucerius, the German Music Instrument Foundation cooperated with the ZEIT-foundation to support young musicians on their musical endeavours abroad from Germany.
Previous scholarshipholders include clarinetist and president of Deutsche Grammophon Clemens Trautmann, and violinist Viviane Hagner.
As a Verbier Festival Academy member, Sumina visited the Valais region in her home country Switzerland for three weeks to study under esteemed faculty such as Pamela Frank, Boris Kuschnir, Gábor Takács-Nagy, Klaus Hellwig and Zakhar Bron.
She was awarded the Rotary Club Crans Montana prize, which is directed towards a promising swiss artist within the Verbier Festival Youth Orchestra, Verbier Festival Orchestra, Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra or Verbier Festival Academy.
In June 2017, Sumina visited New Zealand for her first major international violin competition. Supported by the Becroft Foundation, she was awarded 5th prize and the audience prize in Auckland, New Zealand.
"I think [Sumina] has a great future...", Sir Michael Hill said.
Sumina was loaned a fine italian violin by violinmaker Lorenzo Storioni, made in Cremona, Italy in 1774, upon selection of the german foundation "Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben", which annually distributes fine instruments to young established musicians in Germany.
On November 7th, Sumina was awarded the 2nd Prize as well as the Prize for the best sonata interpretation of Mozart's B-flat major sonata no. 26 at the International Louis Spohr Competition for Young Violinist in Weimar, Germany.Read More
In October, Sumina performed amongst australian violinist Ray Chen and swiss pianist Louis Schwizgebel at the Schloss Elmau castle, a spa resort that regularly invites the world's most sought-after musicians to fit into their cultural program
Thanks to Florian Leonhard Fine Violins, Sumina was offered the option to perform a number of concerts on valuable italian violins from makers such as Antonio Stradivari and Giuseppe 'del Gesù' Guarneri.Read More