Candidates Announced for Romania’s 2018 George Enescu International Violin Competition

The opening-round candidates have been announced for the 2018 George Enescu International Violin Competition – in Bucharest, Romania

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The opening-round candidates have today been announced for the 2018 George Enescu International Violin Competition – to be held in Bucharest, Romania from the 8th – 17th of September.

The 2018 opening-round violin candidates are:

  • Adam Koch Christensen (Denmark)
  • Alexandra Lomeiko (United Kingdom)
  • Alexandra Tirsu (Republic of Moldova)
  • Alican Suner (Turkey)
  • Alicia Choi (United States)
  • Angela Jiye Bae (South Korea)
  • Anne Bella (France)
  • Bejamin Herzl (Austria)
  • Benjamin Marquise Gilmore (Netherlands)
  • Bogdan Alexandru Costache (Romania)
  • Boris Blanco (France)
  • Catherina Lee (Australia)
  • Cristian De Sa (United Kingdom)
  • Darya Varlamova (Belarus)
  • Diana Poghosyan (Spain)
  • Eimi Wakui (Japan)
  • Elias David Moncado (Germany)
  • Elly Suh (United States)
  • Erkki Louko (Finland)
  • Felicitas Schiffner (Germany)
  • Francesca Bonaita (Italy)
  • Gallia Kastner (United States)
  • Gibboni Giuseppe (Italy)
  • Gun Baik (South Korea)
  • Hann Asieieva (Ukraine)
  • Haram Kim (South Korea)
  • Haruna Shinoyama (Japan)
  • Hayato Ishibashi (Japan)
  • Ioana Elisabeta Olteanu (Romania)
  • Iva Nedeva (Bulgaria)
  • Jana Ozolina (Latvia)
  • Jee Won Kim (South Korea)
  • Jinru Zhang (China)
  • Jiyoung Kim (South Korea)
  • Jo Sumin (South Korea)
  • Jung Min Choi (South Korea)
  • Karen Kido (Japan)
  • Karol Danis (Slovakia)
  • Kazuhito Yamane (Japan)
  • Kehan Zhang (China)
  • Kwang Yeoung Brian Choi (South Korea)
  • Kyung Ah Oh (South Korea)
  • Kyung Ji Min (South Korea)
  • Lasma Taimina (Latvia)
  • Lauren Bennet (New Zealand)
  • Lilia Taimina (Moldova)
  • Malina Ciobanu (Romania)
  • Maria Kouznetsova (France)
  • Maria Hara (Japan)
  • Maria Marica (Romania)
  • Maria Florea (Spain)
  • Michiru Matsuyama (Japan)
  • Oleksandr Pushkarenko (Ukraine)
  • Orest Smovzh (Ukraine)
  • Oukalin Yin (China)
  • Paula Sumane (Latvia)
  • Radu Ropotan (Romania)
  • Ryo Kojima (Japan)
  • Savva Zverev (Russia)
  • Shin Sakai (Japan)
  • Songao Wu (China)
  • Una Stanic (Croatia)
  • Usha Kapoor (United States)
  • Vikram Sedona (Italy)
  • Weilu Zhang (China)
  • Yae Ri Choi (South Korea)
  • Yeri Roh (South Korea)
  • Yui Yuhara (Japan)
  • Yukiko Uno (Japan)
  • Zornitsa Ilarionova (Bulgaria)

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 will comprise: 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 MarcoviciPhilip Hirshchhorn – and VC Artists Alexandra Conunova & Fedor Rudin.

 

GYEHEE KIM | TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO | 3RD MVT | ENESCU INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 1ST PLACE | 2016

 

 

PICTURED: 2018 ENESCU INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION OPENING-ROUND CANDIDATE, ALEXANDRA LOMEIKO FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM

 

 

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