Semi-Finalists Announced at Romania’s Enescu International Violin Competition

Open to international violinists 32 years of age or younger, the 1st prize winner will be awarded €15,000


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.