The 2nd round candidates have today been announced at the 2017 Tibor Varga International Violin Competition Sion Valais - in Sion, Valais, Switzerland.
The 2017 Round 2 candidates are:
- Joshua Brown (USA)
- David Castro-Balbi (France)
- Stella Chen (USA)
- Hahnsol Kim (USA)
- Kaoru Oe (Japan)
- Karen Kido (Japan)
- Christa-Maria Stangorra (Germany)
- Julie Svecena (Czech Republic)
- Saki Tozawa (Japan)
- Natsumi Tsuboi (Japan)
- Xie Lianren (China)
- Julen Zelaia (Spain)
For the 2nd round each candidate will present a 40 minute recital with piano - comprising 2 complete sonata works plus a violin bravura show piece.
Open to international applicants aged 26 and younger, the 1st prize winner will receive CHF 15,000 (US $16,000).
The 2017 jury comprises: Esther Hoppe, Silvia Marcovici, Lera Auerbach, Dong-Suk Kang, Pavel Vernikov and Miguel De Silva.
PICTURED: 2017 Tibor Varga International Violin Competition Sion Valais Second Round candidate, Joshua Brown from the United States