Semi-Finalists Announced at South Korea’s Seoul International Violin Competition

The 12 candidates progressing to the semi-final stage of the 2018 Seoul International Violin Competition have been announced

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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.

 

PICTURED: 2018 Seoul International Violin Competition Semi-Finalist, Ririko Takagi from Japan

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