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Semi-Finalists Announced for United States' 2018 Washington International String Competition

The 28 Semi-Finalists have been announced for the 2018 Washington International String Competition

The 28 Semi-Finalists have today been announced for the 2018 Washington International String Competition – to be held in Washington D.C., United States from the 22nd to the 24th of June.

The 2018 Semi-Finalists are:

  • Joachim Angster (Viola, France)
  • Sophia Bacelar (Cello, United States)
  • Maya Anjali Buchanan (Violin, United States)
  • Heejin Chang (Viola, South Korea)
  • Jung Min Choi (Violin, South Korea)
  • Thomas Cooper (Violin, United States)
  • Yulu Gong (Violin, China)
  • Jean Kim (Cello, United States)
  • Min Ji Kim, (Cello, South Korea)
  • Sunrise Kim, (Cello, South Korea)
  • Haeni Lee, (Violin, South Korea)
  • Hae Sue Lee, (Viola, South Korea)
  • Youjin Lee, (Violin, South Korea)
  • Hyun Jae Lim, (Violin, South Korea)
  • Derek Louie, (Cello, United States)
  • Wei Lu, (Violin, China)
  • Ashley Park, (Violin, United States)
  • Justin Park, (Cello, United States)
  • Ao Peng, (Viola, China)
  • Muriel Garnet Razavi, (Viola, United States)
  • Tony Rymer, (Cello, United States)
  • Chris Roger-Beadle, (Viola, United States)
  • Felicitas Schiffner, (Violin, Germany)
  • Zhihao Wu, (Cello, China)
  • Tianlu Xu, (Cello, China)
  • Hua Zhang, (Violin, China)
  • Weilu Zhang, (Violin, China)
  • Qiyun Zhao, (Viola, China)
  • Zhanbo Zheng, (Viola, China)

Open to international string players aged between 18 and 28, the 1st prize winning violinist, violist and cellist will each receive US $10,000.

All competitors must not be under professional management nor current students of any jury member.

The 2018 jury comprises: Dmitri Berlinsky, Rita Porfiris and Paul Katz.



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