The 5 Finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2018 Schoenfeld International Violin Competition – in Harbin, China.
The 2018 Finalists are:
- Lorenz Chen (Germany)
- Felicitas Schiffner (Germany)
- Eimi Wakui (Japan)
- Wendi Wang (China)
- Vasyl Zatsikha (Ukraine)
Open to violinists of any nationality, the 1st prize violin winner will receive US $30,000.
The 2018 jury comprises: Jean-Jacques Kantorow (Chair), David Geringas (Chair), Ole Bøhn, Andrés Cárdenes, Anne Gastinel, Karine Georgian, Rudolf Koelman, Kun Hu, Grzegorz Kotow, Jakob Kullberg, Alexander Markov, Amit Peled, James Tennant, Raphael Wallfisch and Raimund Trenkler.
Former prize winners include VC Artists Bomsori Kim, Ji Won Song, and Richard Lin.
As the competition’s official 2018 international media partner, The Violin Channel will be providing exclusive rolling-coverage – live from the venue.