The jury has today been announced for the 2015 Hannover International Violin Competition – to be held in Hannover, Germany from the 27th of September until the 10th October.
This year's jury comprises: Salvatore Accardo, Boris Kuschnir, Rudolf Koelman, Silvia Marcovici, Lucie Robert, Kaija Saarikettu, Takashi Shimizu, Wedong Tong and Ingolf Turban.
The competition's Artistic Director Krzysztof Wegrzyn will chair the jury – but will not participate in the voting process.
The 39, 2015 competitors are:
- VC ‘Young Artist’ Richard Lin (Taiwan/United States)
- VC ‘Young Artist’ Yoo Jin Jang (South Korea)
- Christina Brabetz (Germany/Namibia)
- Soo Jin Cho (South Korea)
- Jung Min Choi (South Korea)
- Clémence de Forceville (France)
- Francesca dePasquale (United States)
- Sergei Dogadin (Russia)
- Hildegarde Fesneau (France)
- Yuichiro Fukuda (Japan)
- Anna Göckel (France)
- Marina Grauman (Russia)
- Joaquin Maria Gutierrez (Philippines)
- Amalia Hall (New Zealand)
- Fabiola Kim (United States)
- Minkyum Kim (South Korea)
- Stephen Kim (United States/South Korea)
- Woo Hyung Kim (South Korea)
- Agnes Langer (Hungary)
- Ara Lee (South Korea/Australia)
- Youjin Lee (South Korea)
- Christine Lim (United States/South Korea)
- Vladyslava Luchenko (Ukraine)
- Anna Malesza (Poland)
- Benjamin Marquise Gilmore (The Netherlands/United States)
- Rika Masato (Japan)
- Michiru Matsuyama (Japan)
- Dainis Medjaniks (Latvia)
- Albrecht Menzel (Germany)
- Shion Minami (Japan)
- Orest Smovzh (Ukraine)
- Anite Stroh (Germany)
- Ririko Takagi (Japan)
- Diana Tishchenko (Ukraine)
- Ayana Tsuji (Japan)
- Yuliia Van (Ukraine)
- Momo Wong (United States/Japan)
- Yite Xu (China)
- Nancy Zhou (United States)
Open to violinists of any nationality, aged between 16 to 27, the 1st prize winner will receive €50,000 (US $57,000), a CD recording on the Naxos label, the 3 year loan of a Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violin, and a number of important international performance opportunities.
Previous 1st prize winners including VC ‘Young Artists’ Alexandra Conunova and Dami Kim.
The Violin Channel, as this year’s official media partner will be providing live streaming coverage direct from all venues. You won’t miss a beat.