The 2021 Junior Tibor Varga Violin Competition, in Sion, Switzerland, announced its six semi-final candidates.
The semi-finalists are:
- Maya Alexandra Kasprzak
- Moë Dierstein
- Anais Feller
- Oleksandra Khmara
- Leonardo Gonzalez
- Lora Markova
Open to violinists 14-18 years old, the first prize winner will receive CHF 20,000.
The 6 candidates who did not progress to the next round join this year's jury.
"Personally, I would rather join the jury," said Pavel Vernikov, artistic director and jury chairman.
The 2021 jury comprises Pavel Vernikov (President), Alexia Eichhorn, Dong-Suk Kang and Noémie Robidas.
As the competition's official international broadcaster, the final will be streamed live on The Violin Channel. You won't miss a beat.