Candidates Announced for Switzerland’s Tibor Varga Sion Valais Violin Competition

The 28 opening round candidates for the 2017 Tibor Varga International Violin Competition Sion Valais have been announced

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The 28 opening round candidates for the 2017 Tibor Varga International Violin Competition Sion Valais have today been announced – to be held in Sion, Valais, Switzerland from the 22nd to 29th August.

The 2017 competitors are:

  • Joshua Brown (USA)
  • David Castro-Balbi (France)
  • Angela Sin Ying Chan (Hong Kong)
  • Stella Chen (USA)
  • Yevgeny Chepovetsky (Latvia)
  • Elli Choi (USA)
  • Hiu Sing Fan (Hong Kong)
  • Yoona Ha (Korea)
  • Shucong He (China)
  • Zornitsa Ilarionova (Bulgaria)
  • Karen Kido (Japan)
  • Hahnsol Kim (USA)
  • Sojeong Kim (Korea)
  • Youjin Lee (Korea)
  • David Moreau (France)
  • Naoko Nakajima (USA)
  • Ririko Noborisaka (Japan)
  • Kaoru Oe (Japan)
  • Gang-hyeon Park (Korea)
  • Arthur Rusanovsky (Netherlands)
  • Christa-Maria Stangorra (Germany)
  • Julie Svecena (Czech Republic)
  • Hannah Tarley (USA)
  • Alexandra Tirsu (Romania)
  • Saki Tozawa (Japan)
  • Natsumi Tsuboi (Japan)
  • Angela Wee (USA)
  • Julen Zelaia (Spain)

Open to international applicants aged 26 and younger, the 1st prize winner will receive CHF 15,000 (US $15,000).

The 2017 jury will comprise: Esther Hoppe, Silvia Marcovici, Lera Auerbach, Dong-Suk Kang, Pavel Vernikov and Miguel De Silva.

PICTURED: 2015 Tibor Varga International Violin Competition Sion Valais 1st Prize Winner Dmitry Smirnov from Russia

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