Violin Semi-Finalists Announced at Hungary’s Bartok World Competition

The 12 Semi-Finalists have been announced at the 2017 Bartok World Competition & Festival International Violin Competition

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Joshua Brown Bartok World Competition Violin Cover

The 12 Semi-Finalists have today been announced at the 2017 Bartok World Competition & Festival International Violin Competition – in Budapest, Hungary.

The 2017 Semi-Finalists are:

  • Takamori Arai (26, Japan)
  • Joshua Brown (17, USA)
  • Arianna Dotto (27, Italy)
  • Gabor Homoki (27, Hungary)
  • Yoerae Kim (27, South Korea)
  • Chisa Kitagawa (20, Japan)
  • Ágnes Langer (25, Hungary)
  • Alexandra Lomeiko (26, New Zealand)
  • Arsenis Selalmazidis (27, Greece)
  • Cosima Soulez Lariviere (20, France)
  • Una Stanic (19, Croatia)
  • Ririko Takagi (21, Japan)

Open to candidates of any nationality aged 30 years or younger, the 1st prize winner will receive €22,000 (US $24,000) – plus a number of important performance and recording opportunities.

The 2017 jury comprises: Salvatore Accardo, Baráti Kristóf, Kelemen Barnabás, Qian Zhou, Takashi Shimizu, Joel Smirnoff, Szabadi Vilmos, Krzysztof Wegrzyn and Ivan Zenaty.

 

PICTURED: 2017 Bartok World Competition Semi-Finalist, 17 year old violinist Joshua Brown from the United States

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