Semi-Finalists Announced at Tchaikovsky Violin Competition - Including 4 VC 'Young Artists'

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The 12 Semi-Finalists at 2015 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition have today been announced, in Moscow – including 4 VC ‘Young Artists’.

This year’s Semi-Finalists are:

  • VC ‘Young Artist’ Yu-Chien Benny Tseng (Taiwan)
  • VC ‘Young Artist’ Alexandra Conunova (Moldova)
  • VC ‘Young Artist’ Clara Jumi Kang (Germany)
  • VC ‘Young Artist’ Yoo Jin Jang (South Korea)
  • Pavel Milyukov (Russia)
  • Mayu Kishima (Japan)
  • Younguk Kim (South Korea)
  • Bomsori Kim (South Korea)
  • Haik Kazazyan (Russia)
  • Sergei Pospelov (Russia)
  • Christopher Tun Andersen (Norway)

This 2015 competition will features 4 disciplines: violin, cello, piano and vocal – with the division winners to be announced on July 1st.

For the semi-final round, each candidate will present a recital programme and a Mozart Violin Concerto.

Each category winners will receive US $30,000 – with the one Grand Prix winner to be awarded an additional US $100,000.

The 2015 violin jury comprises: Salvatore Accardo, Yuri Bashmet, Maxim Vengerov, Liana Isakadze, Leonidas Kavakos, Ilya Kaler, Boris Kushnir, Mihaela Martin, Vadim Repin, Roman Simovic, Viktor Tretyakov, Maxim Fedotov, Vera Tsu Wei Ling, James Ehnes, Michael Haefliger and Nikolaj Znaider.

PICTURED: Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition Semi-Finalists, VC ‘Young Artist’ Yu-Chien Benny Tseng, Yoo Jin Jang and Alexandra Conunova.