The 8 Semi-Finalists have today been announced at the 2018 George Enescu International Violin Competition – in Bucharest, Romania.
The 2018 Semi-Finalists are:
- Angela Jiye Bae (South Korea)
- Cristian De Sa (UK)
- Giuseppe Gibboni (Italy)
- Vikram Sedona (Italy)
- Orest Smovzh (Ukraine)
- Alican Suner (Turkey)
- Alexandra Tirsu (Republic of Moldova)
- Yukiko Uno (Japan)
Open to international violinists 32 years and younger, the 1st prize winner will receive 15,000 EUR (US $17,000) – plus a number of important international performance invitations.
The 2018 violin jury comprises: Pierre Amoyal (President), Krzysztof Wegrzyn, Viktor Tretyakov, Remus Azoiţei, Agustin León Ara, Salvatore Accardo, Pavel Vernikov, Eduard Schmieder and Silvia Marcovici.
Previous major prize winners include: Silvia Marcovici, Philip Hirshchhorn – and VC Artists Alexandra Conunova and Fedor Rudin.