The 5 Semi-Finalists have today been announced at the 2016 9th Leopold Mozart International Violin Competition, in Augsburg, Germany.
The 2016 Semi-Finalists are:
- 23 year old Anna Gockel from France
- 16 year old Ziyu He from China
- 23 year old Jae Hyeong Lee from South Korea
- 23 year old Ji Won Song from South Korea
- 23 year old Andi Zhang from China
For the Semi-Final round, each candidate will present either the Glazunov, Prokofiev 1st or Vieuxtemps 5th Violin Concertos or Lalo's ‘Symphonie Espagnole’ - with the Munich Radio Orchestra.
The final round will be held on Thursday 12th May, with the 1st prize winner to receive €10,000 (US $12,000), a CD recording – and a number of important European engagements.
This year’s jury, comprises Paul Roczek (Chairman), Achim Fiedler, Suzanne Gessner, Vladimir Ivanov, Min Kim, Senta Kraemer, Gyorgy Pauk, Baiba Skride, Wei-Dong Tong and Petru Munteanu.
Previous 1st prize winner include: Isabelle Faust, Benjamin Schmid, Suyoen Kim, Yura Lee and Maia Cabeza.