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Candidates Announced for Switzerland's 2019 Tibor Varga International Violin Competition

The 28 opening round candidates have been announced for the 2019 Tibor Varga International Violin Competition

The 28 opening round candidates have today been announced for the 2019 Tibor Varga International Violin Competition – to be held in Sion, Switzerland from the 18th to the 24th of August, 2019.

The 28 opening round candidates are:

  • Elizabeth Basoff-Darskaia  (24, United States)
  • Matthew Chin (25, China)
  • Adam Koch Christensen (19, Denmark)
  • Anna Agafia Egholm (22, Denmark)
  • Seira Horiuchi (23, Japan)
  • Yiying Jiang (21, China)
  • Lorenz Karls (19, Sweden)
  • Honoka Kishimoto (25, Japan)
  • Oleksandr Korniev (24, Ukraine)
  • Roksana Kwaśnikowska (24, Poland)
  • Maya Levy (22, Belgium)
  • Antranik Malkastian (24, United States)
  • Hana Mundiya (21, United States)
  • Tzau-Yan OuYang (20, Taiwan)
  • Yue Qian (24, China)
  • Aoi Saito (21, Japan)
  • Christian Sebastianutto (25, Italy)
  • Mitsuhiro Shimada (19, Japan)
  • Paolo Tagliamento (22, Italy)
  • Rina Tanaka (16, Japan)
  • Mayu Tomotaki (23, Japan)
  • Ayaka Uchio (22, Japan)
  • Akiko Ueno (25, Japan)
  • Cécile Vonderwahl (20, Switzerland)
  • Jaewon Wee (19, South Korea)
  • Yumiko Yumiba (22, Japan)
  • Zhixin Zhang (18, China)

Open to violinists of any nationality 26 years or under, the 2019 1st prize winner will receive CHF 20,000.

The 2019 jury will comprise: Georges Starobinski (Chairman), Pavel Vernikov, Qian Zhou, Krysztof Wegrzyn, David Takeno, Gilbert Varga, Juan Carlos Garvayo and Antonio Meneses.

Previous major prize winners include: VC Artists Ji Won Song and Paul Huang.

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