Semi-Finalists Announced at Italy’s 2018 Valsesia Musica International Violin Comp

The 11 semi-finalists have been announced at the 2018 Valsesia Musica International Violin Competition – in Varallo Sesia, Italy

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Simon Zhu

The 11 semi-finalists have been announced at the 2018 Valsesia Musica International Violin Competition – in Varallo Sesia, Italy.

The 2018 semi-finalists are:

  • Toma Bervetsky (18, Ukraine)
  • Lusine Harutyunyan (28, Armenia)
  • Maria Kouznetsova (26, France)
  • Teofil Milenkovic (18, Italy)
  • Yukari Ohno (23, Japan)
  • Oleksandr Pushkarenko (28, Ukraine)
  • Christian Sebastianutto (24, Italy)
  • Haruna Shinoyama (24, Japan)
  • Alican Süner (25, Turkey)
  • Xiaoqing Yu (17, China)
  • Simon Zhu (17, Germany)

Open to candidates of any nationality aged 37 and under, the 1st prize winner will receive €8,000. 

Previous major prize-winners include Sayaka Shoji, Roman Simovic, Francesca Dego, Noe Inui – and VC Artists Nikita Boriso-Glebsky, Fedor Rudin, Rennosuke Fukuda and Ioana Cristina Goicea.

The 2018 jury comprises: Alexandre Brussilovsky (President), Christian Anzinger, Vincenzo Balzani, Lindita Hoxha and Alexander Zyumbrovskiy.

 

PICTURED: 2018 VALSESIA MUSICA INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION SEMI-FINALIST, SIMON ZHU

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