Opening Round Candidates Announced for Korea's 2021 ISANGYUN International Violin Competition

The competition will be held from October 30 to November 7, 2021, in Tongyeong, South Korea

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The ISANGYUN Competition announced the opening round of candidates for this year's edition.

 

  • Oganes Arustamov (Russia)

  • Aaron Cheuk Long Chan (Canada)

  • Eric Chen (United States)

  • Karisa Chiu (United States)

  • Larissa Cidlinsky (Germany)

  • Anna Agafia Egholm (Denmark)

  • Hiu Sing Fan (United Kingdom/HongKong)

  • Jaeyoun Hwang (South Korea)

  • Jueun Jeong (South Korea)

  • Nakyung Kang (South Korea)

  • Lorenz Karls (Sweden)

  • Gawon Kim (South Korea)

  • Haram Kim (South Korea)

  • Sungmoon Kim (South Korea)

  • Eshel Kim (South Korea)

  • Donghwi Ko (South Korea)

  • Daniel Kogan (Russia)

  • Maya Levy (Belgium)

  • Sean Lim (United States)

  • Dongmin Lim (South Korea)

  • Petr Lundstrem (Russia)

  • Haerim Oh (South Korea)

  • Dongyoung Jake Shim (South Korea)

  • Ririko Takagi (Japan)

  • Yun Tang (China)

  • Jingzhi Zhang (China)

 

Open to violinists born between November 1, 1990, and October 31, 2006, the competition's first prize winner will receive KRW 30,000,000 (USD $26,525). 

Presented by the Tongyeong International Music Foundation since 2003, the ISANGYUN Competition is held in remembrance of renowned Korean composer Isang Yun (1917-1995) — with the aim of supporting emerging international soloists and the promotion of cultural exchange among nations.

The 2021 jury comprises Namyun Kim (Chairperson), Shmuel Ashkenasi, Choon Soo Chung, Boris Garlitsky, Lena Neudauer, Lucie Robert, David Schultheiss, Takashi Shimizu, and Tianwa Yang.

Held annually and alternating disciplines between piano, violin, and cello, the competition's previous first prize winners include violinists VC Young Artists Ji Won Song, Luke Hsu, and Yu-Chien Benny Tseng.