The 11 2nd round candidates have today been announced for the 2017 Isangyun International Violin Competition, in Tongyeong, South Korea - including VC Young Artist Fedor Rudin.
The 2017 2nd round candidates are:
- VC Young Artist Fedor Rudin (France/Russia)
- Nigel Armstrong (USA)
- Elina Buksha (Latvia)
- Jeein Kim (South Korea)
- Christine Lim (USA)
- Ji Won Song (South Korea)
- Alican Suner (Turkey)
- Yun Tang (China)
- Darya Varlamova (Belarus)
- Eimi Wakui (Japan)
- Nancy Zhou (USA)
Presented by the Tongyeong International Music Foundation in remembrance of renowned Korean composer Isang Yun, the 1st prize winner will to receive KRW 30,000,000 (USD $26,130).
The 2017 jury will comprise: Michael Haefliger (Chairman), Pierre Amoyal, Ju-young Baek, Pavel Berman, Ida Kavafian, Boris Kuschnir, Kyoko Takezawa, Gerhard Schulz and Vera Tsu Wei-Ling.
Previous 1st prize winners include VC Young Artists Luke Hsu & Yu-Chien Benny Tseng.