Semi-Finalists Announced at Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition

The 8 Semi-Finalists have been announced at the 2019 Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition

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The 8 Semi-Finalists have been announced at the 2019 Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition – in Port Erin, on the Isle of Man.

The Semi-Finalists are:

  • Jordan Bak
  • Toby Cook
  • Saki Ishida
  • Paul Vincent Laraia
  • Natalie Loughran
  • Yuchen Lu
  • Emma Wernig
  • Paul Adrien Zientara

Open to international violists 30 years and younger, the 1st prize winner will receive €7,000, a debut recital at London’s Wigmore Hall – plus a contemporary viola bow valued at €5,000.

The 2019 jury comprises: Yuri Bashmet (President & Jury Chairman), George Caird, Carol Rodland, Danusha Waskiewicz, and Mikhail Zemtsov.

Previous 1st prize winners include: Cynthia Phelps, Paul Neubauer – and VC Young Artists Timothy Ridout, Ziyu Shen and Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt.

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