The 15 candidates progressing to the 2nd round stage of the 2017 ARD International Violin Competition in Munich, Germany have today been announced - including VC Young Artists Fedor Rudin and Sarah Christian.
The 2017 2nd round competitors are:
- VC Young Artist Fedor Rudin (France)
- VC Young Artist Sarah Christian (Germany)
- Kristine Balanas (Latvia)
- Lorenz Chen (Germany)
- Clémence de Forceville (France)
- Sara Etelävuori (Finland)
- Leonard Fu (Germany)
- Anna Lee (USA/South Korea)
- Jiyoon Lee (South Korea)
- Yasuka Morizono (Japan)
- Andrea Obiso (Italy)
- Seiji Okamoto (Japan)
- Liya Petrova (Bulgaria)
- Friederike Starkloff (Germany)
- Eimi Wakui (Japan)
Open to violinists of any nationality born between 1988 and 2000, the 1st prize winner will receive €10,000 (US $11,500).
Full streaming of the Semi-Final and Final rounds will be available live and exclusively on The Violin Channel.
For the 2nd round stage, each candidate will present a full Classical and a Romantic/20th Century Violin Sonata with piano - plus a selected modern work.
The 2017 jury comprises: Mauricio Fuks (Chairperson), Pierre Amoyal, Hae-Sun Kang, Tasmin Little, Benjamin Schmid, Isabelle van Keulen and Ulf Wallin.
Previous ARD top prize winners include Christian Tetzlaff, Igor Ozim, Gerhard Hetzel, Dora Schwarzberg – and VC Artist Bomsori Kim.
You won’t miss a beat.
PICTURED: 2017 ARD International Violin Competition Candidates, VC Young Artists Fedor Rudin and Sarah Christian