The 3 Finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2017 ARD International Violin Competition in Munich, Germany – including VC Young Artist Sarah Christian.
The 2017 Finalists are:
- 27 year old VC Young Artist Sarah Christian from Germany
- 27 year old Kristine Balanas from Latvia
- 23 year old Andrea Obiso from Italy
Open to violinists of any nationality born between 1988 and 2000, the 1st prize winner will receive €10,000 (US $11,500).
For the Final stage, each candidate will present either the Barber, Bartok 1st or Prokofiev 1st Violin Concerto – with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.
The 2017 jury comprises: Mauricio Fuks (Chairperson), Pierre Amoyal, Hae-Sun Kang, Tasmin Little, Benjamin Schmid, Isabelle van Keulen and Erez Ofer.
Previous ARD top prize winners include Christian Tetzlaff, Igor Ozim, Gerhard Hetzel, Dora Schwarzberg – and VC Artist Bomsori Kim.
You won’t miss a beat.