Semi-Finalists Announced at Italy’s Valsesia International Violin Competition

The 12 Semi-Finalists have been announced at the 2019 Valsesia International Violin Competition

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The 12 Semi-Finalists have today been announced at the 2019 Valsesia International Violin Competition – in Varallo, Italy.

The 2019 Semi-Finalists are:

  • Cristina Cazac (16, Italy)
  • Honoka Kikukawa (19, Japan)
  • Yu Geong Jeong (27, South Korea)
  • Christian Sebastianutto (25, Italy)
  • Asako Iimori (23, Japan)
  • Roksana Kwaśnikowska (24, Poland)
  • Chien-Tang Wang (33, Taiwan)
  • Vikram Sedona (18, Italy)
  • Rok Zaletel Černoš (20, Slovakia)
  • Reika Sakamoto (21, Japan)
  • Lir Vaginsky (15, Germany/Israel)
  • Mio Sasaki (21, Japan)

Open to international violinists aged 37 and younger, the 1st prize winner will receive  €8,000 (USD $9,000). 

The 2019 jury comprises: Hubbert Stuppner, Luis Rafael Salomon, Vincenzo Balzani, and Lindita Hoxha.

Previous 1st prize winners include: Roman Simonovic, Antal Szalai and VC Artists Rennosuke Fukuda, Fedor Rudin and Nikita Boriso-Glebsky.

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