Candidates Announced for Belgium’s 2018 Grumiaux International Violin Competition

The 89 candidates have been announced for the 2018 International Grumiaux Competition for Young Violinists

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The 89 candidates have been announced for the 2018 International Grumiaux Competition for Young Violinists – to be held from the 29th of March until the 1st of April, in Brussels, Belgium.

Open to international candidates aged 21 years and younger, this year’s competition will be held in four age categories.

The 2018 Category A candidates (10 years and younger) are:

  • Bilguun Altan-Od (10, Mongolia)
  • Oyu Buuveibaatar (9, Mongolia)
  • EunSeo Cho (10, Korea)
  • Andrei Crinta (10, Belgium/Romania)
  • Teo Gertler (10, Slovakia/Hungary)
  • SungWoo Lee (10, Korea)
  • Gerel Lkhaasuren (10, Mongolia)
  • Aldartugs Lut (9, Mongolia)
  • Nao Martinez (9, France/Japan)
  • Fredrika Mikkola (10, Finland)
  • Anastasia Mishula (9, Germany)
  • Ariel Pawlik-Zwiebel (10, United States/Germany)
  • Marianna Pazhik (9, Poland)
  • Peter Ryan (10, Ireland)
  • Mariyana Stoeva (8, Bulgaria)
  • Yume Tomita (10, Japan)
  • Anna Katrina Tralla (8, Estonia)
  • Aissara Tuiyakbekova (10, Kazakhstan)
  • Emily Valentina Am Van Baaren (10, Netherlands/Japan)
  • Viktor Vasilev (10, Bulgaria)
  • Deniz Yakin (9, Turkey)
  • Fei Yang-Sady (10, United States/France)

The 2018 Category B candidates  (11 to 13 years old) are:

  • Alix Auclair (12, France)
  • Livlja Buksa (12, Latvia)
  • Hyunjung Cha (11, Korea)
  • Maraigua Davaadalai (11, Mongolia)
  • Alberto Friman (12, Finland)
  • Tatyana Gerashenkova (13, Ukraine)
  • Sandra Hager (11, Austria)
  • Lana Herasymenko (12, Ukraine)
  • Aleksandra Khmara (13, Ukraine)
  • Lev Kononov (13, Belgium)
  • Anna Kysliak (12, Ukraine)
  • Sophia Kysliak (12, Ukraine)
  • Mark Lewin (13, Germany)
  • Bilegtugs Lut (13, Mongolia)
  • Erik Maier (11, Germany)
  • Yuna Martinez (11, France/Japan)
  • Buruktawit Martins (13, Spain)
  • Daimee Ng (12, Ireland)
  • Anna Seres (13, Switzerland)
  • Matija Spasojevic (13, Serbia)
  • Ekaterina Soeva (13, Bulgaria)
  • Leonard Toschev (12, Germany)
  • Ilke Isi Tuncer (12, Turkey)
  • Pauline Van Der Rest (13, Belgium)
  • Chiara Volpato Redi (13, Italy)
  • Oyujin Zagdsuren (12, Mongolia)

The 2018 Category C candidates (14 to 17 years old) are:

  • Sumiyajargal Adiya (17, Mongolia)
  • Lissa Carnarius (15, Germany/Japan)
  • Ching-Liang Chiang (14, Taiwan)
  • Arsim Gashi (17, Kosovo)
  • Michael Germer (15, Denmark)
  • Reiko Ito (17, Japan)
  • Svitlana Klinkova (16, Ukraine)
  • Sara Kovacs (15, Hungary)
  • Jaime Maceira-Naya (17, Spain)
  • Erik Mayr (17, Austria)
  • Janel Najafli (16, Azerbaijan)
  • Asli Ayben Ozdemir (16, Turkey)
  • Ferdinand Pavel Slezak (16, Slovakia)
  • Isabella Spinardi (17, Italy)
  • Mio Takahashi (17, Japan) 

The 2018 Category D candidates (18 to 21 years old) are:

  • Cheng-Hsuan Chen (19, Taiwan)
  • Yu-Chien Chou (21, Taiwan)
  • Camille Garin (19, France)
  • Emma Gibout (20, France)
  • Johanna Glasel (19, Germany)
  • Sophie Guille Des Buttes (20, France)
  • Elle Hackel (18, France)
  • Riana Heath (20, United States)
  • Ariel Horowitz (21, United States)
  • Kanon Kobayashi (20, Japan)
  • Ekin Kuzukiran (18, Turkey)
  • Chen Lim (18, Singapore)
  • Sara Mazzarotto (20, Italy)
  • Mikhail Mitrofanov-Dzhalil (18, Russia)
  • Floriane Naboulet (18, France)
  • Roxana Rastegar (21, France)
  • Guillermo Santonja di Fonzo (21, Spain)
  • Kiko Takase (19, Japan)
  • Sofiko Tchumburidze (18, Georgia/Turkey)
  • Xinyl Tian (19, China)
  • Nazar Totovytskyi (21, Ukraine)
  • Magdalena Turek (19, Poland)
  • Victoria Wong (19, Australia)
  • Filip Zaykov (20, Czech Republic)
  • Ekaterina Zhelezoglo (18, Russia)
  • Zhangir Zhubanov (20, Kazakhstan)

The 2018 jury will comprise: Igor Tkatchouk (Jury Chair), Dora Schwarzberg, Roman Fedchuk, Tetiana Le Menestrel, Philippe KochMuhammedjan Turdiev and George Tudorache.

Previous 1st prize winners include VC Young Artists Daniel Lozakovich and Lara Boschkor.

 

FIONA KHUONG-HUU | HUBAY | CARMEN FANTASY | 2017 GRUMIAUX COMPETITION FOR YOUNG VIOLINISTS | CATEGORY A 1ST PRIZE | 10 YEARS OLD

 

RYOTA NAKAMURA | WAXMAN | CARMEN FANTASY | 2017 GRUMIAUX COMPETITION FOR YOUNG VIOLINISTS | CATEGORY B JOINT-1ST PRIZE | 11 YEARS OLD

 

YUNCI KAELYN SOH | VIEUXTEMPS | TARANTELLA | 2017 GRUMIAUX COMPETITION FOR YOUNG VIOLINISTS | CATEGORY B JOINT-1ST PRIZE | 10 YEARS OLD

 

GEORGII MOROZ | YSAYE | MAZURKA NO. 2 | 2017 GRUMIAUX COMPETITION FOR YOUNG VIOLINISTS | CATEGORY C JOINT-1ST PRIZE | 15 YEARS OLD

 

PAL LASZLO SZOMORA | VIEUXTEMPS | RONDINO | 2017 GRUMIAUX COMPETITION FOR YOUNG VIOLINISTS | CATEGORY C JOINT-1ST PRIZE | 12 YEARS OLD

 

PICTURED: 2018 International Grumiaux Competition for Young Violinists Category D Opening-Round Candidate, 21 year old Ariel Horowitz from the United States

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