Candidates Announced for Switzerland’s 2019 Tibor Varga International Violin Competition

The 28 opening round candidates have been announced for the 2019 Tibor Varga International Violin Competition

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The 28 opening round candidates have today been announced for the 2019 Tibor Varga International Violin Competition – to be held in Sion, Switzerland from the 18th to the 24th of August, 2019.

The 28 opening round candidates are:

  • Elizabeth Basoff-Darskaia  (24, United States)
  • Matthew Chin (25, China)
  • Adam Koch Christensen (19, Denmark)
  • Anna Agafia Egholm (22, Denmark)
  • Seira Horiuchi (23, Japan)
  • Yiying Jiang (21, China)
  • Lorenz Karls (19, Sweden)
  • Honoka Kishimoto (25, Japan)
  • Oleksandr Korniev (24, Ukraine)
  • Roksana Kwaśnikowska (24, Poland)
  • Maya Levy (22, Belgium)
  • Antranik Malkastian (24, United States)
  • Hana Mundiya (21, United States)
  • Tzau-Yan OuYang (20, Taiwan)
  • Yue Qian (24, China)
  • Aoi Saito (21, Japan)
  • Christian Sebastianutto (25, Italy)
  • Mitsuhiro Shimada (19, Japan)
  • Paolo Tagliamento (22, Italy)
  • Rina Tanaka (16, Japan)
  • Mayu Tomotaki (23, Japan)
  • Ayaka Uchio (22, Japan)
  • Akiko Ueno (25, Japan)
  • Cécile Vonderwahl (20, Switzerland)
  • Jaewon Wee (19, South Korea)
  • Yumiko Yumiba (22, Japan)
  • Zhixin Zhang (18, China)

Open to violinists of any nationality 26 years or under, the 2019 1st prize winner will receive CHF 20,000.

The 2019 jury will comprise: Georges Starobinski (Chairman), Pavel Vernikov, Qian Zhou, Krysztof Wegrzyn, David Takeno, Gilbert Varga, Juan Carlos Garvayo and Antonio Meneses.

Previous major prize winners include: VC Artists Ji Won Song and Paul Huang.

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