2nd Round Candidates Announced at Switzerland’s Tibor Varga Violin Competition

The 2nd round candidates have been announced at the 2017 Tibor Varga International Violin Competition Sion Valais

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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

 

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