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Semi-Finalists Announced for Gisborne International in New Zealand

The 14 Semi-finalists have today been announced for the 2013 Gisborne International Music Competition, in New Zealand

Emma Zhuang (Violin), Lisa Sung (Viola), Catherine Kwak (Cello), Shuxiang Yang (Violin), Thomas Eves (Trumpet), Benjamin Adler (Violin), Brett Yang (Violin), Sam Lucas (Cello), Sungpil Lee (Clarinet), Courtenay Cleary (Violin), Anna Da Silva Chen (Violin), Julian Baker (Violin), Andrey Lebedev (Classical Guitar) and Jack Bailey (Cello)

The annual competition, open to solo orchestral instrumentalists aged 16-25, is regarded as one of the most significant development bursaries in the Australasian region

Previous prize winners include violinists James DongJonathan Mui, Xenia Deviatkina-Loh, Alexandra Osborne and Natalia Lomeiko

1st prize includes $8,000 NZD and a solo engagement with the Vector Wellington Orchestra

The final round will conclude on the 7th of December

The Violin Channel will keep you abreast of the results

Pictured: 17-year-old violinist Anna Da Silva Chen from Australia

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