Candidates Announced for 2020 Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition

The opening round candidates have been announced for the 2020 Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition

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The opening round candidates have today been announced for the 2020 Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition – to be held in Birmingham, England from the 14th to 20th of November, 2020.

  • Vittorio Benaglia (Italy)
  • Alvaro Castello (Spain)
  • Yuxin Chen (China)
  • Jone Diamantini (Italy)
  • Edgar Francis (United Kingdom)
  • Chang Ge (China)
  • Seamus Hickey (Ireland)
  • Brian Isaacs (United States)
  • Yong-ha Jung (South Korea)
  • James Kang (United States)
  • Bill Ko (Hong Kong)
  • Dagmar Korbar (Croatia)
  • Dana Lee (Australia)
  • Yat Lee (Hong Kong)
  • Yixiu Lin (China)
  • Laura Liu (United States)
  • Zitian Lyu (China)
  • Devin Moore (United States)
  • Hanuel Park (South Korea)
  • Anuschka Pedano (Netherlands)
  • Connie Pharoah (United Kingdom)
  • Eva-Maria Radl (Austria)
  • Mikel Rollet (United States)
  • Alinka Rowe (United Kingdom)
  • Noga Shaham (Israel)
  • Joseph Skerik (United States)
  • Abigail Smith (United States)
  • Miguel Sobrinho (Portugal)
  • Marvin Stark (Germany)
  • Lynn Sue-A-Quan (Canada)
  • Nicholas Swensen (Denmark)
  • Anna Sypniewski (France)
  • Otoha Tabata (Japan)
  • Yanan Wang (China)
  • Yujie Wang (China)
  • Zhupeng Xi (China)
  • Mingyue Yu (China)
  • Yujie Zeng(China)
  • Jaren Ziegler (United Kingdom)
  • Paul Zientara (France)

Open to international violists 21 years of age and younger, the 1st prize winner will receive £5000, a concerto recording on EM Records with the BBC Concert Orchestra, a recital performance at the English Music Festival – plus a fine viola bow valued at £5000 courtesy Bishop Instruments & Bows.

The 2020 jury will comprise: Louise Lansdown (Chair), Thomas RieblSheng LiVicci Wardman and Matthew Jones.

Previous 1st prize winners include: VC Artist Timothy Ridout

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