Applications Open for Korea's 2021 ISANGYUN International Violin Competition

Applications are now open for the 2021 ISANGYUN International Violin Competition — to be held from October 30th to November 7th in Tongyeong, South Korea


Open to violinists born between November 1st, 1990 and October 31st, 2006, this year's first prize winner will receive KRW 30,000,000 (US $26,525). 

Presented by the Tongyeong International Music Foundation since 2003, the ISANGYUN Competition is held in remembrance of renowned Korean composer Isang Yun (1917-1995), with the aim of supporting emerging international soloists and the promotion of cultural exchange among nations.

Held annually and alternating disciplines between piano, violin and cello, previous 1st prize winners include violinists, VC Young Artists Ji Won Song, Luke Hsu and Yu-Chien Benny Tseng.



The 2021 jury will comprise: Namyun Kim (Chairperson), Shmuel Ashkenasi, Choon Soo Chung, Boris Garlitsky, Lena Neudauer, Lucie Robert, David Schultheiss, Takashi Shimizu, and Tianwa Yang.

The final round of this year's competition will be lead by conductor Dmitry Sitkovetsky with the Tongyeong Festival Orchestra.

Applications to be received by July 31st, 2021. 

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