BREAKING | Finalists Announced at Brussel’s Grumiaux International Violin Competition

The finalists have been announced at the 2019 Grumiaux International Competition for Young Violinists

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The category finalists have today been announced at the 2019 Grumiaux International Competition for Young Violinists – in Brussels, Belgium.

Open to international candidates aged 21 years and younger, this year’s competition is held in four age categories.

The 2019 Category A Finalists (10 years and younger) are:

  • Anisiya Artemova (9, Russia)
  • Diana Borchardt (9, Germany/Poland)
  • Anton Carus (10, United States)
  • Khanui Erdenebat (10, Mongolia)
  • Kai Gergov (8, Bulgaria/Japan)
  • Defne Güngör (9, Turkey)
  • SuMin Kim (10, South Korea)
  • Lorenz Lentschig (10, Germany/Canada)
  • Noa Martinez (10, France/Japan)
  • Riisa Nakahara (10, Japan)
  • Nguyen Le Nguyen (10, Vietnam)
  • Denis Ryabovol (10, United States)
  • Nil Ipek Sabi (10, Turkey)
  • Himari Yoshimura (7, Japan)

The 2019 Category B Finalists (11 to 13 years old) are:

  • Câtâlin-Dumitru Advahov(13, Moldova)
  • Noga Barlev (12, Israel)
  • Hyunjung Cha (12, South Korea)
  • Bianca Ciubancan (13, United States/Romania)
  • Marie Veronica Helling (13, Germany/Poland)
  • Tao-Yuan Hsiao (11, Taiwan)
  • Emiri Kakiuchi (12, Japan)
  • Seoyul Kim (11, South Korea)
  • Zofia Olesik (13, Poland)
  • Anastasia Pavlova (12, Ukraine)
  • Milena Pioruńska (14, Poland)
  • Marcel Sutedja (11, Netherlands)
  • Naz Irem Turkmen (12, Turkey)
  • Mirella Ziegler (13, Germany)

The 2019 Category C Finalists (14 to 17 years old) are:

  • Leonid Anikin (18, Russia)
  • Jessica Jin (16, Austria)
  • Kyota Kakiuchi (15, Japan)
  • Juseon Kim (16, South Korea)
  • Miquel Galdon Muñiz (17, Spain)
  • Małgorzata Pasierbska (14, Poland)

The 2019 Category D Finalists (18 to 21 years old) are:

  • Kanau Ariga (19, Japan)
  • Leon Blekh (19, Netherlands)
  • Amber Emson (18, Germany/United Kingdom)
  • Samuel Hirsch (19, Switzerland)
  • Kanon Kobayashi (21, Japan)
  • Selma Spahiu (19, Sweden)
  • Rika Tanimoto (18, Japan)
  • Ayaka Uchio (21, Japan)
  • Taishin Yamamoto (19, Japan)

The 2019 jury comprises: Igor Tkatchouk (President), Dora Schwarzberg, Shirly LaubGeorge TudoracheTetiana Le MenestrelMuhammedjan Turdiev, and Roman Fedchuk.

Previous 1st prize winners include: VC Young Artists Daniel Lozakovich and Lara Boschkor.

 

PICTURED: 2019 Grumiaux International Competition for Young Violinists Category B Finalist, 12-year-old Emiri Kakiuchi from Japan

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