The 12 candidates progressing to the semi-final stage of the 2018 Seoul International Violin Competition, in Seoul, South Korea, have today been announced.
The 2018 semi-finalists are:
- June Jeong (South Korea)
- Donghyun Kim (South Korea)
- Jeein Kim (South Korea)
- Issei Kurihara (Japan)
- YooJin Lee (South Korea)
- YouJin Lee (South Korea)
- Kostiantyn Lukyniuk (Ukraine)
- Kyumin Park (South Korea)
- Yoo Min Seo (China)
- Ririko Takagi (Japan)
- Alexandra Tirsu (Romania)
- Stephanie Zyzak (United States)
The 1st prize winner will receive US $50,000.
The 2018 jury comprises: Suzanne Gessner, Ilya Grubert, Kun Hu, Dong Suk Kang, Oleh Krysa, Sung-Ju Lee, Daniel Phillips, Ho Young Pi, Stephan Picard and Takashi Shimizu.
Previous prize winners include VC Artists Ayana Tsuji and YooJin Jang.