The 2021 Junior Tibor Varga International Violin Competition announced its 14 opening round candidates.
The candidates are:
- Maya Alexandra Kasprzak (15, Germany)
- Anais Christabel Feller (15, United States)
- Moë Dierstein (15, Germany)
- Leonardo González (15, Spain)
- Annelie Ingrosso (16, Italy)
- Oleksandra Khmara (15, Ukraine)
- Lora Markova (17, Bulgaria)
- Javier Alfonso Medina (18, Mexico)
- Yukiko Okubo (16, Japan)
- Jeremias Pestalozzi (15, Switzerland)
- Anna Seres (16, Switzerland)
- Yume Suzuki (17, Japan)
- Leonard Toschev (15, Germany)
- Anais Wu (16, Canada)
Open to violinists 14-18 years old, the 1st prize winner will receive CHF 20,000.
The 2021 jury will comprise of Pavel Vernikov (President), Alexia Eichhorn, Dong-Suk Kang and Noémie Robidas.