Semi-Finalists Announced at Romania’s 2020/2021 Enescu Violin Competition

The Semi Final and Final rounds will be held live at the Romanian Athenaeum, in Bucharest, in May 2021


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.