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Candidates Announced for Germany's Spohr International Violin Competition

The opening-round candidates have been announced for the 2019 Spohr International Violin Competition

The opening-round candidates have this week been announced for the 2019 Spohr International Violin Competition – to be held in Weimar, Germany from the 22nd of October to the 2nd of November.

 

 

The candidates in the 14 Years and Under Category are:

  • Sophie Branson (Japan)
  • Jiachen Cao (China)
  • Anton Carus (United States)
  • Diana Chausheva (Bulgaria)
  • Sophie Hayin Chung (China)
  • Mona Endo (Japan)
  • Raphael Gisbertz (Germany)
  • Emiri Kakiuchi (Japan)
  • Fiona Khuong-Huu (United States)
  • Sungwoo Lee (South Korea)
  • Soo-Rin Lim (South Korea)
  • Leea Mattila (Finland)
  • Tokuji Miyasaka (Japan)
  • Raphael Nussbaumer (Switzerland)
  • Mengqi Qian (China)
  • Isabelle Raviol (Germany)
  • Martyna Skuza (Poland)
  • Viktoria Svichkarenko (Russia)
  • Naz Irem Turkmen (Turkey)
  • Amanda Noor Vatn (Norway)
  • Keila Wakao (United States)
  • Marina Wako (Japan)
  • Maya Wichert (Germany)
  • Muyang Wu (China)

The candidates in the 15 to 17 Years Old Category are:

  • Moë Dierstein (Germany)
  • Marley Erickson (United States)
  • Benedetta Fiechter (Italy)
  • Emil Hartikainen (Finland)
  • Helen Hyun (United States)
  • Kyota Kakiuchi (Japan)
  • Nayoun Kim (South Korea)
  • Seojin Lee (South Korea)
  • Caecilia Lee (United States)
  • Michael Elias Lewin (Germany)
  • Aijia Li (China)
  • Haewon Lim (South Korea)
  • Darya List (Austria)
  • Lora Markova (Bulgaria)
  • Wojciech Niedziółka (Poland)
  • Dora Oliva Devoghel (Belgium)
  • Kai Orlinov (Bulgaria)
  • Nathan Stiefel (Switzerland)
  • Koshiro Takeuchi (Japan)
  • Yuri Tanaka (Japan)
  • Hana Taylor (United States)
  • Anatol Toth (Switzerland)
  • Pauline van der Rest (Belgium)
  • Sara Watanabe (Japan)

The candidates in the 18 to 20 Years Old Category are:

  • Phoenix Avalon (United States)
  • Rabia Brooke (United States)
  • James Chen (Australia)
  • Vassily Chmykov (Monaco)
  • Gina Keiko Friesicke (Germany)
  • Anna Gertsel (Germany)
  • Linda Guo (Germany)
  • Matthew Hakkarainen (United States)
  • Pauline Hoffmann (Germany)
  • Lorenz Karls (Austria)
  • Yerassyl Khamit (Kazakhstan)
  • Joshua Kim (United States)
  • Yvette Kraft (United States)
  • Simon Luethy (Germany)
  • Taichi Miyamoto (Japan)
  • Sakura Nakagawa (Japan)
  • Tassilo Probst (Germany)
  • Bartosz Skibiński (Poland)
  • Selma Spahiu (Germany)
  • Louisa Staples (Great Britain)
  • Rika Tanimoto (Japan)
  • Roberta Verna (Germany)
  • Qingzhu Weng (China)
  • Sarah Yang (Canada)
  • Andrew Yang (United States)
  • Milica Zulus (Austria)

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

The 2019 jury will comprise: 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 all rounds - live from Weimar.

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