The 8 violin candidates progressing to the semi-final stage of the inaugural 2018 International Music Competition Harbin have today been announced.
The 2018 semi-finalists are:
- Meruert Karmenova (Kazakhstan, 24)
- Jee Won Kim (South Korea, 27)
- Fang Lei Liu (China, 26)
- Kyumin Park (South Korea, 21)
- Ryosuke Suho (Japan, 22)
- Elena Tarosyan (Russia, 24)
- Leonid Zheleznyi (Russia, 23)
- Nancy Zhou (USA, 25)
Open to international violinists, aged between 20 and 34, the 1st prize winner will receive US $50,000.
For the semi-final round, each candidate will present a complete Mozart Violin Concerto.
The 2018 jury comprises: Augustin Dumay, Ilya Kaler, Mihaela Martin, Kurt Sassmannshaus, Vera Tsu, Viktor Tretiyakov, Maxim Fedotov, Danan Liang and Alissa Margulis.