BREAKING | Semi-Finalists Announced at Queen Elisabeth International Violin Comp

The 24 Semi-Finalists have been announced at the 2019 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition – in Brussels, Belgium

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The 24 Semi-Finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2019 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition –in Brussels, Belgium.

The 24 Semi-Finalists are:

  • VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi (25, Canada)
  • VC Young Artist Ioana Cristina Goicea (26, Romania)
  • VC Young Artist Luke Hsu (28, United States)
  • VC Young Artist Stephen Kim (23, United States)
  • VC Young Artist Ji Won Song (26, South Korea)
  • Stella Chen (26, United States)
  • Anna Göckel (27, France)
  • Sylvia Huang (25, Belgium)
  • Meruert Karmenova (25, Kazakhstan)
  • Siwoo Kim (29, South Korea/United States)
  • Daniel Kogan (26, Canada/Russia)
  • Shannon Lee (26, Canada/United States)
  • Yoo Jin Lee (20, South Korea)
  • Christine Lim (24, South Korea/United States)
  • Seina Matsuoka (25, Japan)
  • Mio Yoshie (23, Japan)
  • Seiji Okamoto (24, Japan)
  • Kyumin Park (22, South Korea)
  • Julia Pusker (27, Hungary)
  • Eva Rabchevska (22, Ukraine)
  • Elly Suh (29, South Korea/United States)
  • Max Tan (26, United States)
  • Yukiko Uno (23, Japan)
  • Vasyl Zatsikha (28, Ukraine)

For the Semi-Final stage, each candidate will present a 40 minute recital program with piano – plus lead a performance of a Mozart Violin Concerto with the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie.

This year’s compulsory works for the Semi-Final recital stage are Belgian composer Bram Van Camp‘s (b. 1980) newly-commissioned Scherzo-Bagatelle – plus the 3rd and 4th movements from Ysaye’s 1st Solo Violin Sonata.

Open to international violinists aged 18 to 30 years old who are ready to embark on an international career, the 1st prize winner will receive €25,000, a CD recording, a number of important international performance opportunities – plus the 4 year use of the 1708 ‘Huggins‘ Stradivarius, on generous loan from the Nippon Music Foundation.

The 2019 jury comprises: Pierre Amoyal, Martin Beaver, Corina Belcea, Patrice Fontanarosa, Pamela Frank, Lorenzo Gatto, Koichiro Harada, Yossif Ivanov, Dong-Suk Kang, Victor Kissine, Jaime Laredo, Shirly Laub, Mihaela Martin, Midori, Natalia Prischepenko, Vadim Repin and Arabella Steinbacher.

Previous 1st prize winners include: David Oistrakh, Leonid Kogan, Jaime Laredo, Phillippe Hischhorn, Miriam Fried, Vadim Repin, Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, Baiba Skride – and VC Artists Ray Chen and Ji-Young Lim.

VC YOUNG ARTIST TIMOTHY CHOOI | 2019 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 1ST ROUND

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST IOANA CRISTINA GOICEA | 2019 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 1ST ROUND

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST LUKE HSU | 2019 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 1ST ROUND

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST STEPHEN KIM | 2019 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 1ST ROUND

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST JI WON SONG | 2019 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 1ST ROUND

 

STELLA CHEN | 2019 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 1ST ROUND

 

ANNA GÖCKEL  | 2019 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 1ST ROUND

 

SYLVIA HUANG  | 2019 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 1ST ROUND

 

MERUERT KARMENOVA  | 2019 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 1ST ROUND

 

SIWOO KIM | 2019 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 1ST ROUND

 

DANIEL KOGAN | 2019 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 1ST ROUND

 

SHANNON LEE | 2019 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 1ST ROUND

 

YOO JIN LEE | 2019 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 1ST ROUND

 

CHRISTINE LIM | 2019 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 1ST ROUND

 

SEINA MATSUOKA  | 2019 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 1ST ROUND

 

MIO YOSHIE  | 2019 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 1ST ROUND

 

SEIJI OKAMOTO | 2019 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 1ST ROUND

 

KYUMIN PARK | 2019 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 1ST ROUND

 

JULIA PUSKER | 2019 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 1ST ROUND

 

EVA RABCHEVSKA | 2019 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 1ST ROUND

 

ELLY SUH | 2019 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 1ST ROUND

 

MAX TAN | 2019 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 1ST ROUND

 

YUKARI OHNO | 2019 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 1ST ROUND

 

VASYL ZATSIKHA | 2019 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 1ST ROUND

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