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Candidates Announced for Brussel’s 2019 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition

The 70 candidates have been announced for the 2019 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition

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The 70 candidates have been announced for the 2019 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition – to be held in Brussels, Belgium from the 29th of April to the 25th of May, 2019.

The 70 opening round candidates are:

  • VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi (Canada)
  • VC Young Artist Ioana Cristina Goicea (Romania)
  • VC Young Artist Luke Hsu (United States)
  • VC Young Artist Stephen Kim (United States)
  • VC Young Artist Ji Won Song (South Korea)
  • Misako Akama (Japan)
  • Stella Chen (United States)
  • Mizuki Chiba (Japan)
  • Hannah Cho (United States)
  • Jung Min Choi (South Korea)
  • Kwan Yeung Brian Choi (China)
  • Yun Jae Choi (South Korea)
  • Hyunjoo Choo (South Korea)
  • Clémence de Forceville (France)
  • Irène Duval (France)
  • Hawijch Elders (Netherlands)
  • Akiyo Fujiwara (Japan)
  • Kaori Furusawa (Japan)
  • Laurel Gagnon (United States)
  • Anna Göckel (France)
  • Mairead Hickey (Ireland)
  • Sylvia Huang (Belgium)
  • Jueun Jeong (South Korea)
  • Yiying Jiang (China)
  • Meruert Karmenova (Kazakhstan)
  • Karen Kido (Japan)
  • Gyehee Kim (South Korea)
  • Siwoo Kim (South Korea/United States)
  • Woo Hyung Kim (South Korea)
  • Yoerae Kim (South Korea)
  • Daniel Kogan (Canada/Russia)
  • Kunwha Lee (South Korea)
  • Shannon Lee (Canada/United States)
  • Wiliam Lee (China)
  • Yoo Jin Lee (South Korea)
  • Christine Lim (South Korea/United States)
  • Hyun Jae Lim (South Korea)
  • Po-Yu Lin (China)
  • Fanglei Lu (China)
  • Seina Matsuoka (Japan)
  • Michiru Matsuyama (Japan)
  • Mathilde Milwidsky (United Kingdom)
  • Yoshie Mio (Japan)
  • Kyungah Oh (South Korea)
  • Seiji Okamoto (Japan)
  • Yukari Ohno (Japan)
  • Ashley Jeehyun Park (United States)
  • Kyumin Park (South Korea)
  • Liya Petrova (Bulgaria)
  • Johanna Pichlmair (Austria)
  • Sergey Pospelov (Russia)
  • Julia Pusker (Hungary)
  • Eva Rabchevska (Ukraine)
  • Dmitry Serebrennikov (Russia)
  • Dmitry Smirnov (Russia)
  • Olga Sroubková (Czech Republic/Russia)
  • Sumina Studer (Switzerland)
  • Elly Suh (South Korea/United States)
  • Ryosuke Suho (Japan)
  • Emily Sun (Australia)
  • Naoko Tajima (Japan)
  • Max Tan (United States)
  • Yuna Toki (Japan)
  • Yukiko Uno (Japan)
  • Brieuc Vourch (France)
  • Melody Yuan (Canada)
  • Arata Yumi (Japan)
  • Zatsikha Vasyl (Ukraine)
  • Eva Zavaro (France)
  • Runyin Zhang (China)

Open to international violinists aged 18 to 30 years old who are ready to embark on an international career, the 1st prize winner will receive €25,000, a CD recording, a number of important international performance opportunities – plus the 4 year use of the 1708 'Huggins' Stradivarius, on generous loan from the Nippon Music Foundation.

The 2019 jury will comprise: Pierre Amoyal, Martin Beaver, Corina Belcea, Patrice Fontanarosa, Pamela Frank, Lorenzo Gatto, Koichiro Harada, Yossif Ivanov, Dong-Suk Kang, Victor Kissine, Jaime Laredo, Shirly Laub, Mihaela Martin, Midori, Natalia Prischepenko, Vadim Repin and Arabella Steinbacher

Previous 1st prize winners include: David Oistrakh, Leonid Kogan, Jaime Laredo, Phillippe Hischhorn, Miriam Fried, Vadim Repin, Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, Baiba Skride - and VC Artists Ray Chen and Ji-Young Lim


PICTURE: 2009 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition 1st Prize Winner, VC Artist Ray Chen

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