Semi-Finalists Announced at Sendai International Violin Competition

The 12 Semi-Finalists have today been announced at the 2016 Sendai International Violin Competition - including VC 'Young Artist' Yoo Jin Jang.

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Yoojing Jang Violin

The 12 Semi-Finalists have today been announced at the 2016 Sendai International Violin Competition, in Sendai, Japan – including VC ‘Young Artist’ Yoo Jin Jang.

They are:

  • 25 year old VC ‘Young Artist’ Yoo Jin Jang from South Korea
  • 23 year old Naoka Aoki from Japan
  • 20 year old Stephen Kim from the United States
  • 21 year old Julie Svecena from the Czech Republic
  • 21 year old Anna Savkina from Russia
  • 25 year old Yuichiro Fukuda from Japan
  • 22 year old Natsumi Tsuboi from Japan
  • 26 year old Yu Kurokawa from Japan
  • 25 year old Fuki Fujie from Japan
  • 23 year old Kyoko Ogawa from Japan
  • 22 year old Meruert Karmenova from Kazakhstan
  • 21 year old Seiji Okamoto from Japan

Full play-back of the opening round is available at: http://bit.ly/1qESprD

The 1st prize winner will receive JPY 3,000,000 (US $25,000), a CD recording – and a number of prestigious international performance opportunities.

The 2016 jury includes: Chairperson Yuzuko Horigome, Vice-Chairpersons Masafumi Hori & Rodney Friend, Boris Belkin, Mauricio Fuks, Huang Mengla, Tomoko Kato, Younguck Kim, Cho-Liang Lin, Regis Pasquier, Kyoko Takezawa and Gidon Kremer.

Previous 1st prize winners include: VC ‘Young Artists’ Richard Lin & Clara Jumi Kang.

PICTURED: 2016 Sendai International Violin Competition Semi-Finalist, VC ‘Young Artist’ Yoo Jin Jang

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