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Candidates Announced at Belgium's Arthur Grumiaux International Violin Competition

Violinists across three age categories will compete for €11,000 worth of prize money in April 2024


Belgium's Arthur Grumiaux International Violin Competition (AGIVC) recently named the candidates selected to participate in the 2024 edition — which is set to take place between April 9 and April 14, 2024, in Brussels.

The final round will be accompanied by the Baron AG Foundation Orchestra and conductor Luc Dewez.

In 2024, the competition jury will comprise George Tudorache (president and artistic director of AGIVC), Michael Guttman, Svetlana Makarova, Robin Wilson, and Rūta Lipinaitytė. The pianists for this year's competition include Philippe Ivanov and Lionel Bams.

The competition has three categories: Category I for candidates born between April 2013 and April 2024, Category II for candidates born between April 2008 and March 2013, and Category III for candidates born between April 10, 2002 and March 2008.

The selected candidates are as follows:


  • Hanyu Wang - China
  • Huaide Li - China
  • Jin Yaner - China
  • Joel Hammar - Sweden
  • Junwoo Park - South Korea
  • Mufeng Li - China
  • Muqi Yuan - China
  • Ria Kang - USA / South Korea
  • Shangen Yao - China
  • Tianyou Lin - China
  • Timur Yusupov - Netherlands
  • Wenjing Hu - China
  • Ye Eum Lee - South Korea
  • Yibing Chen - China
  • Yurina Ohsawa - Japan
  • Zhang Xichen - China



  • Clara Jihoo Hwang - Korea
  • Elina He - China
  • Fengning Guo - China
  • Jingheng Zhang - China
  • Hyeonjeong Lee - Korea
  • Yunduo Li - China
  • Madison Lee - USA
  • Marcus Wong - USA
  • Mio Imai - Japan
  • Natalia Dragan - Poland
  • Philipp Chernomor - Germany
  • Shang-En Hsieh - Taiwan
  • Soorin Lim - Kore
  • Yichen Luo - China
  • Yun-Sheng Chen - Taiwan / China
  • Zoja Syguda - Poland



  • Brandon Du - USA
  • Eva Otto-Germany
  • Clara Messina - France
  • Marie Helling - Germany
  • Kento Hong - USA / Japan / Taiwan
  • Dániel Hodos - Hungary
  • Ilva Eigus - Switzerland / Latvia
  • Hiroto Oyama - Japan
  • Kaori López Shinohara - Spain
  • Shihan Wang - China
  • Haruka Toda - Japan



During his lifetime, Arthur Grumiaux had asked his wife, Amanda Webb, to set up a foundation whose main aim would be to defend the ethical and cultural values he had always expressed through his musical interpretations.

On December 10, 1987, a year after his death, Webb, together with several personalities close to the great violinist, set up the Baron Arthur Grumiaux Foundation — which is now dedicated to the memory and life of the Belgian master.

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