Semi-Finalists Announced for 2022 Oskar Nedbal International Viola Competition
The 14 semi-finalists were announced for the 4th edition of the competition – to be held in Prague, Czech Republic from September 29 to October 2, 2022
The Oskar Nedbal International Viola Competition is open to violists younger than 30 years old of any nationality.
The 2022 semifinalists are:
- Yibo Cao (China)
- Oscar Edin (Sweden)
- Duleen van Gunsteren (Netherland)
- Wenhan Jiang (China)
- Takehiro Konoe (Japan/Netherland)
- Hwayoon Lee (South Korea)
- Yat Lee (Hong Kong)
- Laura Liu (USA)
- Ilias-Ion Livieratos (Greece)
- Wilhelm Magner (Canada)
- Nicol Miekus (Poland)
- Kyungsik Shin (South Korea)
- Joseph Skerik (USA)
- Yuri Yoon (South Korea)
Among financial prizes (totaling 110.000 CZK), laureates will receive a fine viola bow by Luboš Odlas, a viola case by GEWA, strings, rosins, and Korfker Rest by Pirastro, and paid concerts.
The first round was completed via video recording, while the second and third round will be held live in Prague. In the final round, violists will perform a concerto by C. Stamitz or F. A. Hoffmeister with the Carlsbad Symphony Orchestra.
The 2022 jury will comprise Lars Anders Tomter (Norway), Tim Frederiksen (Denmark), Kristina Fialová (Czech Republic), Lech Antonio Uszynski (Switzerland/Poland), and Jan Pěruška (Czech Republic).