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BREAKING | Finalists Announced at United States' 2018 Washington International String Competition

The 7 Finalists have been announced at the 2018 Washington International String Competition – in Washington D.C., United States

The 7 Finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2018 Washington International String Competition – in Washington D.C., United States.

The 2018 Finalists are:

  • Maya Anjali Buchanan (Violin, United States)
  • Youjin Lee (Violin, South Korea)
  • Muriel Garnet Razavi (Viola, United States)
  • Tony Rymer (Cello, United States)
  • Felicitas Schiffner (Violin, Germany)
  • Zhihao Wu (Cello, China)
  • Zhanbo Zheng (Viola, China)

Open to international string players aged between 18 and 28, the 1st prize winning violinist, violist and cellist will each receive US $10,000.

The 2018 jury comprises: Dmitri Berlinsky, Rita Porfiris and Paul Katz.

All competitors must not be under professional management - nor current students of any jury member.

Founded in 1950, previous 1st prize winners include: violinist Jennifer Frautschi, violists Cynthia Phelps, Roberto Diaz, Carol Rodland and VC Young Artist Matthew Lipman - and cellist Ralph Kirshbaum.


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