The 12 candidates progressing to the Semi-Final stage of the 2018 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition have just minutes ago been announced – in Hannover, Germany.
The 2018 Semi-Finalists are:
Open to international violinists aged between 16 to 27 who are ready to embark on an international career, the 1st prize winner will receive €50,000, the three year loan of a Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violin, an international CD release – and a number of important international performance opportunities.
The 2018 jury comprises: Salvatore Accardo, Andrej Bielow, Masafumi Hori, Kyung Sun Lee, Silvia Marcovici, Qian Zhou, Ulf Schneider, Vilmos Szabadi and Pavel Vernikov.
Previous 1st prize winners include Antje Weithaas, Frank Huang, Nemanja Radulovic – and VC Artists Alexandra Conunova, Dami Kim and Sergei Dogadin.