Schedule and Repertoire Announced for Queen Elisabeth Competition Final

Stephen Waarts Queen Elisabeth Competition Cover

The Final round competitor order and repertoire list for the 2015 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition has been announced – including 3 VC ‘Young Artists’.

For the Final round, each candidate will present a to-be-announced unpublished work written specially for the competition, and a major Concerto of their own choice – to be performed with conductor Marin Alsop and the National Orchestra of Belgium.

Monday May 25th – 8pm

  • 20 year old William Ching-Tu Wei from Taiwan – Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1
  • 24 year old VC ‘Young Artist’ Tobias Feldmann from Germany – Bartok Violin Concerto No. 2

Tuesday May 26th – 8pm

  • 23 year old Thomas Reif from Germany – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
  • 21 year old Fumika Mohri from Japan – Sibelius Violin Concerto

Wednesday May 27th - 8pm

  • 21 year old Kenneth Renshaw from the United States – Brahms Violin Concerto
  • 25 year old Bomsori Kim from South Korea – Brahms Violin Concerto

Thursday May 28th – 8pm

  • 28 year old Xiao Wang from China – Sibelius Violin Concerto
  • 22 year old VC ‘Young Artist’ William Hagen from the United States – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

Friday May 29th - 8pm

  • 22 year old Ji Yoon Lee from South Korea – Brahms Violin Concerto
  • 26 year old Oleksii Semenenko from the Ukraine – Sibelius Violin Concerto

Saturday May 30th – 8pm

  • 20 year old Ji Young Lim from South Korea – Brahms Violin Concerto
  • 18 year old VC ‘Young Artist’ Stephen Waarts from United States/Holland – Bartok Violin Concerto No. 2

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.

Video of all Semi-Final performances available at:

The Violin Channel will be reporting live from the Palais des Beaux-Arts, in Brussels for this year’s Final round.

You won’t miss a beat!


PICTURED: 2015 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition Finalist, 18 year old VC ‘Young Artist’ Stephen Waarts