The 9 Semi-Finalists have been announced at the 2018 Mirecourt International Violin Competition – in Mirecourt, France.
The 2018 Semi-Finalists are:
- Shusaku Kato (24, Japan)
- Roman Kholmatov (24, Ukraine)
- Minchae Kim (23, South Korea)
- Ray Liu (25, China)
- Abel Puustinen (22, Finland)
- Iris Scialom (17, France)
- Valentin Seignez-Bacquet (18, France)
- Yuilia Van (22, Ukraine)
- Claire Wells (17, United States)
Open to international violinists aged 26 years and younger, the 1st prize winner will receive €5,000 – plus a number of important performance opportunities.
The 2018 jury comprises: Krzystof Wegrzyn (Chairman) Harald Herzl, Alissa Margulis, Petru Munteanu, Marianne Piketty, Weidong Tong and Ulf Wallin.