The 6 Semi-Finalists have today been announced at the 2017 ARD International Violin Competition in Munich, Germany – including VC Young Artists Fedor Rudin and Sarah Christian.
The 2017 Semi-Finalists are:
- 25 year old VC Young Artist Fedor Rudin from France
- 27 year old VC Young Artist Sarah Christian from Germany
- 27 year old Kristine Balanas from Latvia
- 23 year old Lorenz Chen from Germany
- 23 year old Andrea Obiso from Italy
- 27 year old Liya Petrova from Bulgaria
Open to violinists of any nationality born between 1988 and 2000, the 1st prize winner will receive €10,000 (US $11,500).
For the Semi-Final stage, each candidate will present a Mozart or Haydn Violin Concerto with chamber orchestra - plus a newly commissioned solo work by Israeli composer Avner Dorman.
The 2017 jury comprises: Mauricio Fuks (Chairperson), Pierre Amoyal, Hae-Sun Kang, Tasmin Little, Benjamin Schmid, Isabelle van Keulen and Erez Ofer.
Previous ARD top prize winners include Christian Tetzlaff, Igor Ozim, Gerhard Hetzel, Dora Schwarzberg – and VC Artist Bomsori Kim.
You won’t miss a beat.
PICTURED: 2017 ARD International Violin Competition Candidates, VC Young Artists Fedor Rudin and Sarah Christian