The 12 Semi-Finalists have today been announced at the 2019 Tibor Varga International Violin Competition – in Sion, Switzerland.
The 12 2019 Semi-Finalist are:
- Adam Koch Christensen (19, Denmark)
- Anna Agafia Egholm (22, Denmark)
- Lorenz Karls (19, Sweden)
- Honoka Kishimoto (25, Japan)
- Oleksandr Korniev (24, Ukraine)
- Roksana Kwaśnikowska (24, Poland)
- Aoi Saito (21, Japan)
- Mitsuhiro Shimada (19, Japan)
- Paolo Tagliamento (22, Italy)
- Ayaka Uchio (22, Japan)
- Cécile Vonderwahl (20, Switzerland)
- Jaewon Wee (19, South Korea)
Open to violinists of any nationality 26 years or under, the 1st prize winner will receive CHF 20,000.
The 2019 jury comprises: 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.