Candidates Announced for New York’s 2019 Hudson Valley String Competition

The 21 opening round candidates have been announced for the 2019 47th annual Hudson Valley String Competition 

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The 21 opening round candidates have today been announced for the 2019 47th annual Hudson Valley String Competition – to be held at Vassar College, in Poughkeepsie, New York – from the 16th to the 17th of March, 2019.

The 2019 candidates are:

  • Tong Chen (21, Violin)
  • Herdis Gudmunsdottir (21, Violin)
  • Lap Hei Jeremy Hao (25, Violin)
  • Annette Jakovcic (21, Cello)
  • Deok Yong Clair Kim (20, Cello)
  • Halam Kim (24, Viola)
  • Andrew Laven (24, Cello)
  • Seung Hyun Ariel Lee (21, Violin)
  • Seunghyun Dominic Lee (21, Cello)
  • Yifei Li (22, Cello)
  • Mark Liu (25, Viola)
  • Mari Nagahara (20, Cello)
  • Jeehyun Ashley Park (22, Violin)
  • Ao Peng (22, Viola)
  • Rannveig Marta Sarc (23, Violin)
  • Adrain Steele (19, Violin)
  • Yuzhe Jason Qiu (20, Violin)
  • Sarah Switzer (22, Viola)
  • Oukalin Yin (23, Violin)
  • Chener Yuan (24, Violin)
  • Aihao Zheng (24, Cello)

Open to international string soloists aged 18-25 years old, the 2019 1st prize winner will receive US $4,000 – plus a number of solo engagement opportunities.

The 2019 jury will comprise: Carole Cowan, Randall Craig Fleischer and Fred Sherry

Previous 1st prize winners include: Nobuko Imai, Fred Sherry, Ani Kavafian, Karen Dreyfus, Judith Ingolfsson and Arnaud Sussmann.

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