The 12 Finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2018 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition - in New York City.
The 2018 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition Finalists are:
- Violinist Joshua Brown (18, United States)
- Violinist Danbi Um (28, South Korea)
- Violinist Tatjana Roos (21, United Kingdom)
- Cellist John-Henry Crawford (25, United States)
- Accordionist José Valente (29, Portugal)
- Guitarist Andrey Lebedev (27, Australia)
- Pianist Han Chen (26, Taiwan)
- Pianist Chiyan Wong (29, Hong Kong)
- Pianist Yinuo Wang (22, China)
- Percussionist Dmitrii Nilov (26, Russia)
- Vocal ensemble, Sjaella (Germany)
- String ensemble, Invoke (United States)
This year’s winners will receive US $5,000 plus 2 years artist management and career development on the roster of CAG Artists – including more than 40 performances with leading orchestras, concert series and festivals.
Previous CAG 1st prize winners include the Pacifica Quartet, violinists Jennifer Koh and Joseph Lin – and VC Artists In Mo Yang, Alexi Kenney, Yoojing Jang and the Verona Quartet.