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Candidates Announced for Sibelius Competition – Including 7 VC 'Young Artists'

The 45 candidates have been announced for the 2015 Sibelius International Violin Competition, to be held in Helsinki, Finland from November 23rd to December 3rd, 2015 - including 7 VC 'Young Artists'.

This year's competitors are:

  • VC 'Young Artist' Zeyu Victor Li (China)
  • VC 'Young Artist' Richard Lin (Taiwan/United States)
  • VC 'Young Artist' Fedor Rudin (Russia/France)
  • VC 'Young Artist' Sarah Christian (Germany)
  • VC 'Young Artist' Kerson Leong (Canada)
  • VC 'Young Artist' Emmanuel Tjeknavorian (Austria)
  • VC 'Young Artist' Bomsori Kim (South Korea)
  • Naoka Aoki (Japan)
  • Wonhee Bae (South Korea)
  • Hannah Soojin Cho (South Korea/United States)
  • Sara Etelavuori (Finland)
  • Marina Grauman (Russia/Germany)
  • Anna Gockel (France)
  • Yoo Na Ha (South Korea)
  • Esther Hwang (Canada)
  • Mayumi Kanagawa (Japan/United States)
  • Jeein Kim (South Korea)
  • Da Kyung Kwak (South Korea)
  • Stephan Lavrov (Poland)
  • Christel Lee (Germany)
  • Tikhon Lukiyanenko (Russia)
  • Kyung Ji Min (South Korea)
  • Rustem Monasypov (Switzerland)
  • Yasuka Morizono (Japan)
  • Katerina Nazarova (Australia)
  • Seiji Okamoto (Japan)
  • Taejun Park (South Korea)
  • Pekko Pulakka (Finland)
  • Anna Savkina (Russia)
  • Lev Solodovnikov (Russia)
  • Friederike Starkloff (Germany)
  • Elly Suh (South Korea/United States)
  • Ryosuke Suho (Japan)
  • Mai Suzuki (Japan)
  • Elena Tarosyan (Russia)
  • Stephen Tavani (United States)
  • Diana Tishchenko (Ukraine)
  • Kasmir Uusitura (Finland)
  • Juho Valtonen (Finland)
  • Xiao Wang (China)
  • Jungyoon Yang (South Korea)
  • Minami Yoshida (Japan)
  • Laura Zarina (Germany)
  • Eva Zavaro (France)
  • Nancy Zhou (United States)

The 1st prize winner will receive €25,000 (US $28,000) and a number of important international engagements – including a performance of the Sibelius Concerto with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra at the ‘Sibelius 150 Birthday Jubilee Gala Concert’ in Hameenlinna, Finland.

This year’s jury comprises: Chairman Veli-Matti PuumalaPierre AmoyalSerguei AzizianSigrun EdvaldsdottirPekka Kauppinen, Sung-Ju LeeCho-Liang LinGerhard Schulz and Krzysztof Wegrzyn.

Previous 1st prize winners include Oleg KaganLiana IsakadzePavel KoganYuval YaronViktoria MullovaIlja Kaler, Leonidas Kavakos– and VC ‘Artists’ Sergei Khachatryan and Nikita Boriso-Glebsky.

The Violin Channel, as this year’s official competition media partner will be providing live streaming coverage direct from all venues. You won’t miss a beat.

PICTURED: 2014 Sibelius International Violin Competition Competitors, VC 'Young Artists' Richard Lin, Zeyu Victor Li, Fedor Rudin and Kerson Leong.

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