Candidates Announced for Italy’s 2018 Valsesia Musica International Violin Competition

The 43 candidates have been announced for the 2018 Valsesia Musica International Violin Competition

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The 43 candidates have been announced for the 2018 Valsesia Musica International Violin Competition – to be held in Varallo Sesia, Italy, from the 13th to the 18th of May.

The 2018 opening round candidates are:

  • VC Young Artist Luke Hsu (27, United States)
  • Filipe Abreu (24, Portugal)
  • Toma Bervetsky (18, Ukraine)
  • Dana Bilichenko (14, Ukraine)
  • Anastasija Bykova (24, Lithuania)
  • Cristina Cazac (15, Italy)
  • Valeria Francia (20, Italy)
  • Magdalena Gasior (27, Poland)
  • Veronica Giannotti (23, Italy)
  • Lusine Harutyunyan (28, Armenia)
  • Julia Heusler (19, Germany)
  • Saori Hirai (23, Japan)
  • Ningjie Huang (20, China)
  • Petromila Marica Jakas (35, Croatia)
  • Misia Sophia Jannoni Sebastianini (21, Italy)
  • Elia Kaden (28, Germany)
  • Miri Kam (23, South Korea)
  • Maria Kouznetsova (26, France)
  • Katarina Kutnar (23, Croatia)
  • Gyurim Kwak (19, South Korea)
  • Jieun Lee (31, South Korea)
  • Ray Liu (24, China)
  • Petr Lundstrem (25, Russia)
  • Ulisse Mazzon (18, Italy)
  • Teofil Milenkovic (18, Italy)
  • Yuka Murayama (25, Japan)
  • Anna Dorothea Mutterer (25, Germany)
  • Yukari Ohno (23, Japan)
  • Oleksandr Pushkarenko (28, Ukraine)
  • Oliver Rau (23, Germany/Switzerland)
  • Remus Rîmbu (23, Romania)
  • Alexis Roussine (23, France)
  • Christian Sebastianutto (24, Italy)
  • Vikram Francesco Sedona (17, Italy)
  • Haruna Shinoyama (24, Japan)
  • Selma Spahiu (18, Sweden)
  • Alican Süner (25, Turkey)
  • Elena Tarosyan (25, Russia)
  • Ferdinando Trematore (23, Italy)
  • Ivane Verwohlt-Kobulashvili (30, Georgia)
  • Hwapyung Yoo (28, South Korea)
  • Simon Zhu (17, Germany)

 

Open to candidates of any nationality aged 37 and under, the 1st prize winner will receive €8,000. 

Previous major prize-winners include Sayaka Shoji, Roman Simovic, Francesca Dego, Noe Inui – and VC Artists Nikita Borisoglebsky, Fedor Rudin, Rennosuke Fukuda and Ioana Cristina Goicea.

The 2018 jury will comprise: Alexandre Brussilovsky (President), Christian Anzinger, Vincenzo Balzani, Lindita Hoxha and Alexander Zyumbrovskiy.

 

PICTURED: 2018 VALSESIA MUSICA INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION COMPETITOR, VC YOUNG ARTIST LUKE HSU

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