The 20 final round candidates have today been announced for the 2018 Anton Rubinstein International Viola Competition – to be held in Düsseldorf, from the 7th to the 8th of April.
The 20 final round candidates are:
- Joachim Angster (France)
- Momoko Aritomi (Japan)
- Victoria Bernath (Great Britain)
- Lina-Marie Däunert (Germany)
- Hilary Gamble (United States)
- Alba González i Becerra (Spain)
- Se Ho Ha (South Korea)
- Heloise Houze (France)
- Kei Ito (Japan)
- Claudio Laureti (Italy)
- Sangji Park (South Korea)
- Haeun Park (South Korea)
- Denizsu Polat (Turkey)
- Nina Popotnig (Austria)
- Dor Sperber (Israel)
- Sebastian Steinhilber (Germany)
- Dmitriy Stupishin (Russia)
- Otoha Tabata (Japan)
- Daniele Valabrega (Italy)
- Assia Weissmann (Russia)
Hosted by the Anton Rubinstein International Music Academy, and open to violists of any age or nationality, the 1st prize winner will receive €750 – and the one-year loan of a Friedrich Wilhelm Knopf fine viola bow.
The 2018 jury will comprise: Yury Bondarev, Friedemann Hecker and Alexander Zemtsov.