Candidates Announced for South Korea’s Seoul International Violin Competition

The 42 opening round candidates have been announced for the 2018 Seoul International Violin Competition

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The 42 opening round candidates have been announced for the 2018 Seoul International Violin Competition – to be held in Seoul, South Korea from the 14th to the 25th of March.

The first round candidates are:

  • Takamori Arai (Japan)
  • Yenfei Bai (China)
  • Jiwon Choi (South Korea)
  • Kwan Yeung Brian Choi (South Korea)
  • Wonbeen Chung (South Korea)
  • Shucong He (China)
  • Yoon Sun Jang (South Korea)
  • Jueun Jeong (South Korea)
  • Sumin Jo (South Korea)
  • Da Min Kim (France)
  • Donghyun Kim (South Korea)
  • Jaewon Kim (South Korea)
  • Jeein Kim (South Korea)
  • Minchae Kim (South Korea)
  • Issei Kurihara (Japan)
  • GyuRim Kwak (South Korea)
  • Jaeook Lee (South Korea)
  • Kunwha Lee (South Korea)
  • JooJin Lee (South Koea)
  • Joujin Lee (South Korea)
  • Youngjune Lee (South Korea)
  • Christine Lee (United States)
  • Kostiantyn Lukyniuk (Ukraine)
  • Yiming Mao (China)
  • Adele Nartadjieva (Uzbekistan)
  • Kyung Ah Oh (South Korea)
  • Jinsu Park (South Korea)
  • Kyumin Park (South Korea)
  • Sungmi Park (South Korea)
  • David Petrlik (France)
  • Tian Qiu (China)
  • Yoo Min Seo (China)
  • Haruna Shinoyama (Japan)
  • Hani Song (Switzerland)
  • Naoko Tajima (Japan)
  • Riko Takagi (Japan)
  • Alexandra Tirsu (Romania)
  • Taiga Tojo (Japan)
  • Eimi Wakui (Japan)
  • Lisa Yasuda (Japan)
  • Jwapyung Yoo (South Koea)
  • Stephanie Zyzak (United States)

The 1st prize winner will receive US $50,000.

The 2018 jury will comprise: Suzanne Gessner, Ilya Grubert, Kun Hu, Dong Suk Kang, Oleh Krysa, Sung-Ju Lee, Danial Phillips, Ho Young Pi, Stephan Picard and Takashi Shimizu.

Previous prize winners include VC Artists Ayana Tsuji and YooJin Jang.

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST AYANA TSUJI | SIBELIUS VIOLIN CONCERTO | 2015 SEOUL INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | JOINT-TOP PRIZE | 17 YEARS OLD

 

SULIMAN TEKALLI | BARTOK VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 2  | 2015 SEOUL INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | JOINT-TOP PRIZE | 27 YEARS OLD

 

PICTURED: 2015 Seoul International Violin Competition Joint Top-Prize Winner, VC Young Artist Ayana Tsuji from Japan

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