BREAKING | 2nd Round Candidates Announced at Munich’s ARD International Viola Competition

The 19 candidates progressing to the 2nd round of the 2018 ARD International Viola Competition have been announced

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2018 ARD International Music Competition Cover

The 19 candidates progressing to the 2nd round of the 2018 ARD International Viola Competition have today been announced – in Munich, Germany.

The 2018 2nd round viola candidates are:

  • VC Young Artist Ziyu Shen (China)
  • En-Chi Cheng (Taiwan)
  • Ricardo Gaspar (Portugal)
  • Yitong Guo (China)
  • Saki Ishida (Japan)
  • Takehiro Konoe (Japan)
  • Georgy Kovalev (Russia)
  • Hwayoon Lee (South Korea)
  • Sangyoon Lee (South Korea)
  • Wenhong Luo (China)
  • Diyang Mei (China)
  • Seohyun Moon (South Korea)
  • Aoi Murase (Japan)
  • Wakana Ono (Japan)
  • Agnieszka Podłucka (Poland)
  • Tobias Reifland (Germany)
  • Yucheng Shi (China)
  • Kei Tojo (Japan)
  • Manuel Vioque-Judde (France)

Open to young international musicians, aged 17 to 35 who are ready to launch an international career, the 1st prize winner will receive €10,000 – and a number of important debut concert and recording invitations.

The 2018 viola competition jury comprises: Vladimir Bukač, Nicholas Cords, Nobuko Imai, Garth Knox, Thomas Riebl, Maxim Rysanov and Geraldine Walther.

Previous ARD competition category prize winners include: Christian Tetzlaff, Jessye Norman, Natalia Gutman, Christoph Eschenbach, Mitsuko Uchida, Yuri Bashmet, Igor Ozim, Dora Schwarzberg – and VC Artists Bomsori Kim and Sarah Christian.

As the ARD competition’s official 2018 international media partner, The Violin Channel will be providing exclusive rolling-coverage – live from the venue.

Live streaming available exclusively on The Violin Channel.

 

 

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