The 3 Finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2016 Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition, in Odense, Denmark.
The 2016 Finalists are:
- 25 year old Luke Hsu from the United States
- 23 year old Ji Yoon Lee from South Korea
- 25 year old Liya Petrova from Bulgaria
For the Final round, to be held on Thursday the 21st and Friday the 22nd of April, each candidate will perform a major Romantic Violin Concerto plus the Carl Nielsen Violin Concerto – with the Odense Symphony Orchestra.
The 1st prize winner will receive €12,000 (US $14,000), a CD recording on the Orchid Records label – and a minimum of ten concert engagements with top European orchestras.
This year’s jury comprises: Nikolaj Znaider (Chairperson), VC ‘Artist’ Noah Bendix-Balgley, Mats Engström, Kathryn Enticott, Charles Hamlen, Werner Hink, Kathryn Stott, Eugen Tichindeleanu and Jian Wang.
Former major prize winners include VC ‘Artist’ Josef Spacek.
Live streaming will be available at: www.dr.dk/carlnielsen2016
PICTURED: 2016 Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition Finalist, Luke Hsu from the United States (Photo Credit: Knud Erik Jørgensen/OS/NIkkon)