The 26 candidates progressing to the 2nd Stage of the 2016 Wieniawski International Violin Competition, in Poznań, Poland, have today been announced - including VC Young Artists Richard Lin and Bomsori Kim.
The 2016 Stage 2 Candidates are:
- VC Young Artist Richard Lin (25, Taiwan/USA)
- VC Young Artist Kim Bomsori (26, South Korea)
- Mone Hattori (17, Japan)
- Hanna Asieieva (29, Ukraine)
- Anna Malesza (24, Poland)
- Maja Syrnicka (27, Poland)
- Amelia Maszońska (23, Poland),
- Alexander Kuznetsov (26, Russia/Switzerland)
- Vasyl Zatsikha (25, Ukraine)
- Arsenis Selalmazidis (26, Russia/Greece)
- Shiori Terauchi (26, Japan)
- Celina Kotz (22, Poland)
- Choi Jung Min (22, South Korea)
- Ryosuke Suho (21, Japan)
- Yuna Toki (22, Japan)
- Veriko Tchumburidze (20, Georgia/Turkey)
- Luke Hsu (26, USA)
- Robert Laguniak (28, Poland)
- Eva Rabchewska (19, Ukraine)
- Amalia Hall (27, New Zealand)
- Maria Kouznetsova (24, France)
- Vera Lopatina (27, Russia)
- Maria Włoszczowska (25, Poland)
- Yukino Nakamura (21, Japan)
- Semion Gurevich (26, Russia)
- Seiji Okamoto (22, Japan)
Open to violinists of any nationality, born between 1986 and 2000, the 1st prize winner will receive €30,000 (US $33,000).
Full playbacks of all rounds, available at: http://bit.ly/2dZsGHm
This year’s jury, comprises: Krzysztof Penderecki (Honorary Chairman), Maxim Vengerov (Chair), Vera Tsu Wei-Ling, Mayumi Seiler, Marios Papadopoulos, Konstanty Andrzej Kulka, Robert Kabara, Ilya Gringolts, Bartosz Bryla, Zakhar Bron, Alena Baeva, Kyoko Takezawa, Dong-Suk Kang, Akiko Tatsumi and Peter Zazofsky.
Previous prize winners include luminaries Ginette Neveu, David Oistrakh, Henry Temianka, Boris Goldstein, Ida Haendel, and Igor Oistrakh.
The Violin Channel, as this year’s official competition media partner will be providing live rolling coverage direct backstage from all venues. You won’t miss a beat.