Competitor Order Announced for Queen Elisabeth Violin Competition Semi-Final

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The Semi-Final round competitor order for the 2015 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition have been announced – including 4 VC ‘Young Artists’.

For the Semi-Final round, each candidate will present a 40 minute recital, including Ysaye’s 4th Solo Sonata and this year’s set work ‘Recitativo’ by Baltakas Vykintas – plus a Mozart Violin Concerto, performed with the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie.

Monday May 11th – 3pm Session

  • William Ching-Tu Wei from Taiwan – Concerto
  • VC ‘Young Artist’ Tobias Feldmann from Germany – Concerto
  • Ji Yoon Lee from South Korea – Recital
  • Brendan Shea from the United States – Recital

Monday May 11th – 8pm Session

  • Thomas Reif from Germany – Concerto
  • VC ‘Young Artist’ Suyeon Kang from Australia – Concerto
  • Matsuyama Michiru from Japan – Recital
  • Ji Wong Song from South Korea – Recital

Tuesday May 12th – 3pm Session

  • Fumika Mohri from Japan – Concerto
  • Kenneth Renshaw the United states– Concerto
  • Solenne Paidassi from France – Recital
  • Rosanne Philippens from Holland – Recital

Tuesday May 12th – 8pm Session

  • Bomsori Kim from South Korea – Concerto
  • Vladyslava Luchenko from the Ukraine – Concerto
  • Oleksii Semenenko from the Ukraine – Recital
  • Ji Young Kim from South Korea – Recital

Wednesday May 13th – 3pm Session

  • Xiao Wang from China – Concerto
  • Yang Yoon from South Korea – Concerto
  • Wong Momo from Japan/United States– Recital
  • VC ‘Young Artist’ Stephen Waarts from the United States/Holland – Recital

Wednesday May 13th – 8pm Session

  • VC ‘Young Artist’ William Hagen from the United States – Concerto
  • Elly Suh from the United States – Concerto
  • George Tudorache from Romania – Recital
  • Kristi Gjezi from France – Recital

Thursday May 14th – 3pm Session

  • Michiru Matsuyama from Japan – Concerto
  • Ji Won Song from South Korea – Concerto
  • Thomas Reif from Germany – Recital
  • VC ‘Young Artist’ Suyeon Kang from Australia – Recital

Thursday May 14th – 8pm Session

  • Ji Yoon Lee from South Korea – Concerto
  • Brendan Shea from the United States – Concerto
  • William Ching-Yi Wei from Taiwan – Recital
  • VC ‘Young Artist’ Tobias Feldmann from German – Recital

Friday May 15th – 3pm Session

  • Oleksii Semenenko from the Ukraine – Concerto
  • Ji Young Lim from South Korea – Concerto
  • Bomsori Kim from South Korea – Recital
  • Vladysalva Luchenko from the Ukraine – Recital

Friday May 15th – 8pm Session

  • Solenne Paidassi from France – Concerto
  • Rosanne Phillippens from Holland – Concerto
  • Fumika Mohri from Japan – Recital
  • Kenneth Renshaw from the United States – Recital

Saturday May 16th – 3pm Session

  • George Tudorache from Romania – Concerto
  • Kristi Gjezi from France – Concerto
  • VC ‘Young Artist’ William Hagen from the United States- Recital
  • Elly Suh from the United States – Recital

Saturday May 15th – 8pm Session

  • Wong Mono from Japan/United States – Concerto
  • VC ‘Young Artist’ Stephen Waarts from United States/Holland – Concerto
  • Xiao Wang from China – Recital
  • Yang Yoon from South Korea – Recital

12 finalists will progress to the Final round – to be held from 25th-30th May.

Widely respected as one of the most prestigious and coveted classical music accolades, the 1st prize winner will receive 25,000 Euro (USD$31,000), a CD recording, a number of international concert engagements and the 3 year use of the ‘Huggins’ Stradivarius – on generous loan from the Nippon Music Foundation.

Live webstreaming of the Semi Final and Final rounds will be available at: http://bit.ly/1RACd4n

You won’t miss a beat!

PICTURED: 2015 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition Semi-Finalists, VC ‘Young Artists’ Stephen Waarts, William Hagen and Suyeon Kang.

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