The 3 Finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2017 Tibor Varga International Violin Competition Sion Valais – in Sion, Valais, Switzerland.
The 2017 Finalists are:
- 23 year old Julie Svecena from the Czech Republic
- 24 year old Stella Chen from the United States
- 16 year old Saki Tozawa from Japan
For the Final Round each candidates will present the 2nd movement from Mozart’s 'Sinfonia Concertante' plus a full violin concerto - with viola soloist Miguel Da Silva, conductor Gábor Takács- Nagy and the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra.
Open to international applicants aged 26 and younger, the 1st prize winner will receive CHF 15,000 (US $16,000).
The 2017 jury comprises: Esther Hoppe, Silvia Marcovici, Lera Auerbach, Dong-Suk Kang, Pavel Vernikov and Miguel De Silva.