The 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)
The opening two rounds of the competition were hosted online in 2020, due to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the final round will be held in person this week with conductor Wilson Hermanto and the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra.
The violin jury comprises: Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Remus Azoiţei, Koichiro Harada, Silvia Marcovici, Mihaela Martin, Igor Petrushevski, Eduard Schmieder and Krzysztof Wegrzyn.