The 4 finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2018 Carl Flesch International Violin Competition – in Mosonmagyaróvár, Hungary.
The 2018 finalists are:
- Eryu Feng (23, China)
- Haruka Nagao (29, Japan)
- Louisa Staples (18, Great Britain)
- Julia Turnovsky (27, Austria)
For the final round, to be performed on the 9th of June with conductor Laszlo Kovacs and the Savaria Symphony Orchestra, each candidate will present a major Romantic concerto of their own choice.
Open to European-based violinists 30 years and younger, previous 1st prize winners include VC Young Artist Lara Boschkor.
The 2018 jury comprises: Eszter Perényi (President), Márta Ábrahám, Jurgis Dvarionas, Frantisek Novotny, and Michael Vaiman.
PICTURED: 2018 CARL FLESCH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION FINALIST, 18 YEAR OLD LOUISA STAPLES FROM GREAT BRITAIN