The 6 Semi-Finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2019 Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition - in Odense, Denmark.
The 2019 Semi-Finalists are:
- VC Young Artist Johan Dalene (18, Sweden)
- Anna Agafia Egholm (22, Denmark)
- Michael Germer (16, Denmark)
- Marie-Astrid Hulot (21, France)
- Hina Maeda (16, Japan)
- Belle Ting (18, Canada)
Open to international violinists 29 years and younger, the 1st prize winner will receive €12,000 (USD $14,000), a recording with the Orchid Classics label – plus a number of important orchestral and festival performance opportunities.
The 2019 jury comprises: Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider (Competition President), Eugen Tichindeleanu, Albena Danailova, Sergey Khachatryan, Nurit Bar-josef, Sally Beamish, Ingrid Fliter, Kathryn Enticott and Tobias Niederschlag.
Previous prize winners include: Kathleen Winkler, Joji Hattori, Nikolaj Znaider, Jennifer Koh, Pekka Kuusisto, Adele Anthony, Hrachya Avanesyan – and VC Artists Josef Spacek, Ji Won Song and Luke Hsu.
As an official 2019 international media partner, The Violin Channel will be streaming all rounds live on facebook.