The opening round competitor schedule for the 2015 Sibelius International Violin Competition, in Helsinki, Finland has been announced – including 7 VC ‘Young Artists’.
For the 1st round, each candidate will present the 1st movement from Bartok’s Solo Violin Sonata, 2 contrasting movements from a Bach Solo Sonata or Partita, Mozart’s ‘Rondo in C Major’ - plus a short concert work by Sibelius for violin and piano.
Monday 23rd November - 1st Round
10.00 Katerina Nazarova
10.30 Seiji Okamoto
11.00 Pekko Pulakka
11.30 VC ‘Young Artist’ Fedor Rudin
12.30 Anna Savkina
13.00 Lev Solodovnikov
13.30 Friederike Starkliff
17.00 Elly Suh
17.30 Ryosuke Suho
18.00 Mai Suzuki
18.30 Elena Tarosyan
19.30 Stephen Tavani
20.00 Diana Tishchenko
20.30 VC ‘Young Artist’ Emmanuel Tjeknavorian
Tuesday 24th November - 1st Round
10.00 Kasmir Uusitupa
10.30 Juho Valtonen
11.00 Xiao Wang
11.30 Jungyoon Yang
12.30 Minami Yoshida
13.00 Nancy Zhou
13.30 Naoka Aoki
17.00 Wonhee Bae
17.30 Hannah Soojin Cho
18.00 VC ‘Young Artist’ Sarah Christian
18.30 Sara Etelävuori
19.30 Marina Grauman
20.00 Anna Göckel
Wednesday 25th November - 1st Round
10.00 Yoo Na Ha
10.30 Mayumi Kanagawa
11.00 VC ‘Young Artist’ Bomsori Kim
11.30 Jeein Kim
12.30 Lavrov Stepan Lavrov
13.00 Christel Lee
17.00 VC ‘Rising Star’ Kerson Leong
17.30 VC ‘Young Artist’ Zeyy Victor Li
18.00 VC ‘Young Artist’ Richard Lin
18.30 Tikhon Lukiyanenko
19.30 Kyung Ji Min
20.00 Yasuka Morizono
Opening Round live streaming available at: http://bit.ly/1QYr7Xc
The 1st prize winner will receive €25,000 (US $28,000) and a number of important international engagements – including a performance of the Sibelius Concerto with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra at the ‘Sibelius 150 Birthday Jubilee Gala Concert’ in Hameenlinna, Finland.
This year’s jury comprises: Chairman Veli-Matti Puumala, Pierre Amoyal, Serguei Azizian, Sigrun Edvaldsdottir, Pekka Kauppinen, Sung-Ju Lee, Cho-Liang Lin, Gerhard Schulz and Krzysztof Wegrzyn.
Previous 1st prize winners include Oleg Kagan, Liana Isakadze, Pavel Kogan, Yuval Yaron, Viktoria Mullova, Ilja Kaler, Leonidas Kavakos– and VC ‘Artists’ Sergei Khachatryan and Nikita Boriso-Glebsky.
The Violin Channel, as this year’s official competition media partner will be providing live streaming coverage direct from all venues. You won’t miss a beat.