The category Finalists have today been announced at the 2019 Kloster Schöntal International Violin Competition – in Schöntal, Germany.
The Junior Division (14 Years and Younger) Finalists are:
- Bianca Ciubancan (13, Romania/United States)
- Haymon Haffner (13, Germany)
- Riisa Nakahara (10, Japan)
- Dragos Rusanu (13, Romania)
- Leonard Toschev (13, Germany)
The Intermediate Division (15 to 17 Years Old) Finalists are:
- Katharina Auer (17, Austria)
- Daniil Bulayev (15, Latvia)
- Darwin Chang (16, Taiwan)
- Haewon Lim (15, South Korea)
- Katharina Strepp (16, Germany)
- Jingran Wang (17, China)
The Senior Division (18 to 20 Years Old) Finalists are:
- Robert Einenkel (19, Germany)
- Kejun Guo (20, China)
- Pauline Herold (20, Germany)
- Maxim Tzekov (18, Austria)
- Alexandra Weissbecker (18, Germany)
- Lisa Yasuda (19, Japan)
Open to violinists of any nationality aged 14-20, the Senior 1st prize winner will receive €3,000.
Previous major prize winners include: VC Artists InMo Yang, Sarah Christian, Yury Revich, Igor Pikayzen, Alexander Conunova, Nikita Boriso-Glebsky, Rennosuke Fukuda, Ziyu He and Ioana Christina Goicea.
The 2019 jury comprises: Petru Munteanu (President), Albena Danailova, Florian Leonhard, Svetlana Makarova, Zhou Qian, J.X. Schachtner, Takashi Shimizu, Elly Suh, Florin Parvulescu and Weidong Tong.