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Competitors Announced for Tibor Varga Sion Valais International Comp

The candidates have today been announced for the 2015 Tibor Varga Sion Valais International Violin Competition, to be held in Sion, Switzerland – from the 20-26th August.

The 23 open round candidates are:

  • 22 year old William Shaub
  • 17 year old Marie-Astrid Hulot
  • 20 year old Simon Wiener
  • 18 year old Felicity James
  • 21 year old Timing Mao
  • 22 year old Yunfei Bai
  • 15 year old Emma Meinrenken
  • 20 year old Husan-Hao Hsu
  • 21 year 0od Kyoko Ogawa
  • 21 year old Natsumi Tsuboi
  • 22 year old Ji Won Song
  • 25 year old Lyn Vladimir Mari
  • 25 year old Da-Min Kim
  • 24 year old Yaejun Park
  • 19 year old Kyung Ji Min
  • 19 year old Jeein Kim
  • 23 year old Hye Jin Kim
  • 25 year old Da Kyung Kwak
  • 23 year old Fanglei Lui
  • 24 year old Jonathan Chan
  • 23 year old Robert Lakatos
  • 24 year old Arsenis Selalmazidis
  • 20 year old Dmitry Smirnov
  • 25 year old David Ardukhanian

The 2015 jury comprises: Dong-Suk Kang, Natalia Gutman, Tsugio Tokunaga, Hugues Dufourt, Pavel Vernikov and Milan Vitek.

The 1st prize winner will receive CHF 15,000 (US $16,000).

Previous 1st prize winners including VC 'Artists' Paul Haung and Elena Urioste.


PICTURED: Opening Round competitor, Ji Won Song from South Korea

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