Candidates Announced for Sendai Competition – Including VC ‘Young Artist’ Yoo Jin Jang

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The 40 candidates have today been announced for the 2016 Sendai International Violin Competition, to be held in Sendai, Japan from May 21st to June 5th – including VC ‘Young Artist’ Yoo Jin Jang.

This year’s competitors are:

  • VC ‘Young Artist’ Yoo Jin Yang (25, South Korea)
  • Ribon Aida (25, Japan)
  • Mask Akama (22, Japan)
  • Nikita Akulov (25, Russia)
  • Naoka Aoki (23, Japan)
  • Mizuki Chiba (20, Japan)
  • Fuki Fujie (25, Japan)
  • Yuichiro Fukuda (25, Japan)
  • Yoko Ishikura (19, Japan)
  • Meruert Karmenova (22, Kazakhstan)
  • Karen Kido (21, Japan)
  • Damin Kim (25, South Korea)
  • Stephen Kim (20, United States)
  • Honoka Kishimoto (21, Japan)
  • Daniil Kogan (22, Canada/Russia)
  • Ryota Kuratomi (24, Japan)
  • Kevin Lin (22, Taiwan/United States)
  • Siena Matsuoka (22, Japan)
  • Daichi Nakamura (25, Japan)
  • Kaoru Oe (22, Japan)
  • Kyoto Ogawa (23, Japan)
  • Seiji Okamotao (21, Japan)
  • Yurina Otsuka (26, Japan)
  • Sungmi Park (24, South Korea)
  • Yue Qian (20, China)
  • Anna Savkina (21, Russia)
  • Julie Svecena (21, Czech Republic)
  • Kelly Talim (20, United States)
  • Yabing Tan (25, China)
  • Gabriel Tchalik (26, France)
  • Mayu Tomotaki (20, Japan)
  • Natsumi Tsuboi (22, Japan)
  • Eimi Wakui (23, Japan)
  • Momo Wong (21, Japan/United States)
  • Harming Xie (26, China)
  • Minami Yoshida (17, Japan)
  • Arata Yumi (24, Japan)
  • Yang Zhang (25, China)

Open to violinists of any nationality, born before or after January 1st 1988, the 2016 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 Competitor, VC ‘Young Artist’ Yoo Jin Jang

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