Candidates Announced for Romania's 2020/2021 Enescu Violin Competition

The opening two rounds will be held online from the 5th to the 13th of September, 2020, with the final rounds to take place live in Bucharest in May 2021

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Today, the 2020 George Enescu International Violin Competition to be held in Bucharest, Romania, from the the 5th to the 13th of September, 2020, announced the opening round candidates.

The 2020 candidates are:

  • Hans Christian Aavik (Estonia)
  • Misako Akama (Japan)
  • Aino Akiyama (Japan)
  • Antoniu-Theodor Andreescu (Romania)
  • Takamori Arai (Japan)
  • Justina Auskelyte (Lithuania)
  • Emmanuel Bach (United Kingdom)
  • Maria-Alexandra Bobeico (Romania)
  • Francesca Bonaita (Italy)
  • Gennaro Cardaropoli (Italy)
  • Aaron Chan (Canada)
  • Anny Chen (Taiwan)
  • Shih-Hsiang Chen (Taiwan)
  • Matthew Chin (Hong Kong)
  • Younkyung Choe (South Korea)
  • Wonbeen Chung (South Korea)
  • Mălina Ciobanu (Romania)
  • Lauren Conroy (United States)
  • Bogdan Alexandru Costache (Romania)
  • Anastasia Dziadevych (Ukraine)
  • Ho-Hsuan Feng (Taiwan)
  • José Fraguas (Spain)
  • Clara Garde (France)
  • Magdalēna Geka (Latvia)
  • Kristina Georgieva (Bulgaria)
  • Maria Gîlicel (Romania)
  • Alexander Franco Goldberg (United States)
  • Eva-Maddalena Grossenbacher (Switzerland)
  • Ria Honda (United States)
  • SeMi Hong (South Korea)
  • Elvin Hoxha Ganiyev (Turkey/Azerbaijan)
  • Andrea Hughes (United States)
  • Marios Ioannou (Cyprus)
  • Mayuko Ishigami (Japan)
  • Yoko Ishikura (Japan)
  • Sarah Jégou (France)
  • Nakyung Kang (South Korea)
  • Yookyung Kang (South Korea)
  • Jeewon Kim (South Korea)
  • Gawon Kim (South Korea)
  • Rachel Koblyakov (United States)
  • Savvas Lagou (Cyprus)
  • Younghyun Lee (South Korea)
  • William Lee (United States)
  • Silei Li (China)
  • Charlie Lovell-Jones (United Kingdom)
  • Hina Maeda (Japan)
  • Sofia Manvati (Italy)
  • Seina Matsuoka (Japan)
  • Iva Miletic (Serbia)
  • Nao Mizukoshi (Japan)
  • Naoko Nakajima (United States)
  • Reina Nishikawa (Japan)
  • Karolina Nowotczyńska (Poland)
  • Sabin Laviniu Penea (Romania)
  • Ioan-Octavian Pîrlea (Romania)
  • Anthony Poon (United Kingdom)
  • Tassilo Probst (Germany)
  • Remus Rîmbu (Romania)
  • Yeri Roh (United States)
  • Tomotaka Seki (Japan)
  • Valentin Șerban (Romania)
  • Hsin-Yu Shih (Taiwan)
  • Seonhye Song (South Korea)
  • Louisa Staples (United Kingdom)
  • Kristina Sukhova (Russia)
  • Alican Süner (Turkey)
  • Linda Suolahti (Finland)
  • Alexandra Switala (United States)
  • Akihiro Takeda (Japan)
  • Mayu Tokuda (Japan)
  • Jung Tsai (Canada)
  • Ayaka Uchio (Japan)
  • Brieuc Vourch (France)
  • Miyuko Wahr (Germany)
  • Jaewon Wee (South Korea)
  • Jiman Wee (South Korea)
  • Louise Wehr (France)
  • Katherine Woo (United States)
  • Pinhua Zeng (China)

Open to international violinists 32 years of age or younger, the 1st prize winner will be awarded €15,000 ($17,900).

The 2020 violin jury will comprise: Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Remus Azoiţei, Koichiro Harada, Silvia Marcovici, Mihaela Martin, Igor Petrushevski, Eduard Schmieder and Krzysztof Wegrzyn.