A. Stradivari Violin Loan by Stradivari Stiftung Habisreutinger

In March 2019, Sumina was loaned a fine italian violin by famed violinmaker Antonio Stradivari, made in Cremona, Italy in 1707. This loan is made possible by the swiss foundation Stradivari-Stiftung Habisreutinger.
This violin is a new addition to their collection. Sumina joins their instrument loan roster of musicians such as Antoine Tamestit, Xiaoming Wang, and more.

Antonio Stradivari is almost universally regarded as the greatest violin maker in history, and the value of his instruments reflects that exalted status. The pinnacle of Stradivari's career is known as the Golden Period and lasted roughly from 1700 to 1720, which includes Sumina’s instrument. Stradivari made nearly a thousand instruments, of which about only 650 survive.

C. Camilli Violin Loan by Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben

Sumina was loaned a fine italian violin by violinmaker Camillo Camilli, made in Mantua, Italy in 1731, upon selection of the german foundation "Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben", which annually distributes fine instruments to young established musicians in Germany.

Camillo Camilli is considered one of the finest 18th Century makers of the Mantua School. Although his primary violin making mentor was Antonio Zanotti, Camilli was heavily influenced by Pietro Guarneri’s violin making style. Camilli instruments are known for their superior craftsmanship, which features appealing materials and a lovely golden-orange varnish married with the high arching of Guarneri and Amati-inspired scrolls.

Prizewinner of the Manhattan International Music Competition

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. 

Scholarshipholder of the Gerd-Bucerius-Stipend

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.

Verbier Festival "Prix Rotary" Prizewinner

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. 

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