BREAKING | Finalists Announced at Germany’s Spohr International Violin Competition

The Finalists have today been announced at the 2019 Spohr International Violin Competition – in Weimar, Germany

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The Category Finalists have today been announced at the 2019 Spohr International Violin Competition – in Weimar, Germany.

The 14-Years-and-Under Category Finalists are:

  • Mona Endo (Japan)
  • Emiri Kakiuchi (Japan)
  • Fiona Khuong-Huu (United States)
  • Raphael Nussbaumer (Switzerland)
  • Maya Wichert (Germany)

The 15-to-17-Years-Old Category Finalists are:

  • Emil Hartikainen (Finland)
  • Haewon Lim (South Korea)
  • Wojciech Niedziółka (Poland)
  • Anatol Toth (Switzerland)
  • Pauline van der Rest (Belgium)

The 18-to-20-Years-Old Category Finalists are:

  • Phoenix Avalon (United States)
  • Lorenz Karls (Austria)
  • Taichi Miyamoto (Japan)
  • Tassilo Probst (Germany)
  • Louisa Staples (Great Britain)

Open to international violinists under the age of 20, the 1st prize winner in the Senior Category will receive €3,500.

The 2019 jury comprises: Friedemann Eichhorn (Chairman), Remus Azoitei, Boris Garlitsky, Eszter Haffner, Latica Honda-Rosenberg, Svetlana Makarova, Axel Strauss, Zohrab Tadevosyan, Kathrin ten Hagen and Yamei Yu.

As the competition’s official international broadcast partner, The Violin Channel will be streaming the Semi-Final and Final rounds – live from Weimar.

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