Finalists Announced for Belgium’s 2018 Grumiaux International Violin Competition

The category finalists have been announced at the 2018 International Grumiaux Competition for Young Violinists – in Brussels, Belgium

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The category finalists have today been announced at the 2018 International Grumiaux Competition for Young Violinists – in Brussels, Belgium.

The 2018 Category A finalists (10 years and younger) are:

  • Bilguun Altan-Od (10, Mongolia)
  • EunSeo Cho (10, Korea)
  • Andrei Crinta (10, Belgium/Romania)
  • Teo Gertler (10, Slovakia/Hungary)
  • SungWoo Lee (10, Korea)
  • Nao Martinez (9, France/Japan)
  • Fredrika Mikkola (10, Finland)
  • Anastasia Mishula (9, Germany)
  • Ariel Pawlik-Zwiebel (10, United States/Germany)
  • Marianna Pazhik (9, Poland)
  • Peter Ryan (10, Ireland)
  • Mariyana Stoeva (8, Bulgaria)
  • Yume Tomita (10, Japan)
  • Anna Katrina Tralla (8, Estonia)
  • Aissara Tuiyakbekova (10, Kazakhstan)
  • Viktor Vasilev (10, Bulgaria)
  • Deniz Yakin (9, Turkey)
  • Fei Yang-Sady (10, United States/France)

 

The 2018 Category B finalists  (11 to 13 years old) are:

  • Livlja Buksa (12, Latvia)
  • Alberto Friman (12, Finland)
  • Tatyana Gerashenkova (13, Ukraine)
  • Aleksandra Khmara (13, Ukraine)
  • Lev Kononov (13, Belgium)
  • Mark Lewin (13, Germany)
  • Yuna Martinez (11, France/Japan)
  • Daimee Ng (12, Ireland)
  • Anna Seres (13, Switzerland)
  • Matija Spasojevic (13, Serbia)
  • Ekaterina Soeva (13, Bulgaria)
  • Leonard Toschev (12, Germany)
  • Ilke Isi Tuncer (12, Turkey)
  • Pauline Van Der Rest (13, Belgium)
  • Chiara Volpato Redi (13, Italy)

 

The 2018 Category C finalists (14 to 17 years old) are:

  • Arsim Gashi (17, Kosovo)
  • Michael Germer (15, Denmark)
  • Reiko Ito (17, Japan)
  • Svitlana Klinkova (16, Ukraine)
  • Jaime Maceira-Naya (17, Spain)
  • Erik Mayr (17, Austria)
  • Janel Najafli (16, Azerbaijan)
  • Ferdinand Pavel Slezak (16, Slovakia)
  • Mio Takahashi (17, Japan)

 

The 2018 Category D finalists (18 to 21 years old) are:

  • Emma Gibout (20, France)
  • Johanna Glasel (19, Germany)
  • Ariel Horowitz (21, United States)
  • Kanon Kobayashi (20, Japan)
  • Sofiko Tchumburidze (18, Georgia/Turkey)
  • Victoria Wong (19, Australia)

 

The 2018 jury comprises: Igor Tkatchouk (Jury Chair), Dora Schwarzberg, Yossif Ivanov, Roman Fedchuk, Tetiana Le Menestrel, Philippe Koch, Muhammedjan Turdiev and George Tudorache.

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

 

PICTURED: 2018 International Grumiaux Competition for Young Violinists Category A Finalist, 10 year old EunSeo Cho from South Korea

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