2nd Round Candidates Announced at Germany’s ARD International Violin Competition

The 15 candidates progressing to the 2nd round stage of the 2017 ARD International Violin Competition have today been announced

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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

 

 

 

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