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Semi-Finalists Announced at Switzerland's Tibor Varga Violin Competition

The 12 Semi-Finalists have been announced at the 2019 Tibor Varga International Violin Competition

The 12 Semi-Finalists have today been announced at the 2019 Tibor Varga International Violin Competition – in Sion, Switzerland.

The 12 2019 Semi-Finalist are:

  • Adam Koch Christensen (19, Denmark)
  • Anna Agafia Egholm (22, Denmark)
  • Lorenz Karls (19, Sweden)
  • Honoka Kishimoto (25, Japan)
  • Oleksandr Korniev (24, Ukraine)
  • Roksana Kwaśnikowska (24, Poland)
  • Aoi Saito (21, Japan)
  • Mitsuhiro Shimada (19, Japan)
  • Paolo Tagliamento (22, Italy)
  • Ayaka Uchio (22, Japan)
  • Cécile Vonderwahl (20, Switzerland)
  • Jaewon Wee (19, South Korea)

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

The 2019 jury comprises: 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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