Today, the 2020/2021 George Enescu International Violin Competition, in Bucharest, Romania, announced its 8 semi-finalists.
This year’s semi-finalists are:
- Gennaro Cardaropoli (Italy)
- Elvin Hoxha Ganiyev (Turkey/Azerbaijan)
- Jeewon Kim (South Korea)
- Tassilo Probst (Germany)
- Tomotaka Seki (Japan)
- Valentin Șerban (Romania)
- Ayaka Uchio (Japan)
- Jaewon Wee (South Korea)
Open to international violinists 32 years of age or younger, the 1st prize winner will be awarded €15,000.
The opening two rounds were hosted online, due to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2020 violin jury comprises: Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Remus Azoiţei, Koichiro Harada, Silvia Marcovici, Mihaela Martin, Igor Petrushevski, Eduard Schmieder and Krzysztof Wegrzyn.