Candidates Announced for England’s Windsor Festival International String Competition

The 12 Semi-Finalists have been announced for the 2019 7th Windsor Festival International String Competition

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The 12 Semi-Final candidates have today been announced for the 2019 7th Windsor Festival International String Competition – to be held in Windsor, England from the 26th to the 29th of March, 2019.

The 2019 Semi-Finalists are:

  • 23 year old violinist, Julia Hwang from Britain/South Korea
  • 21 year old violinist, Anna Do Gyung Im from South Korea
  • 25 year old violinist, Gyehee Kim from South Korea
  • 24 year old violinist, Mathilde Milwidsky from Britain
  • 23 year old violinist, Strauss Shi from the United States
  • 24 year old violinist, Alan Snow from Mexico/United States
  • 24 year old violinist, Cristian Grajner de Sa from Britain
  • 25 year old cellist, Jamal Aliyev from Turkey
  • 25 year old cellist, Christoph Croisé from Switzerland
  • 26 year old cellist, Anastasia Feruleva from the Netherland
  • 25 year old cellist, Alexander Hersh from the United States
  • 22 year old cellist, Jonathan Swensen from Denmark

Open to international violinists, violists and cellists aged 16-20, the 1st prize winner will receive £5,000, a fine contemporary bow, a CD recording on the Champs Hill Records label –  and a number of important international performance opportunities.

The 2019 jury will comprise: Pierre Amoyal, Wolfram Christ, David Strange, Martin Denny, Alexander van Ingen and Hellen Sprott.

Previous 1st prize winners include: VC Young Artist Nathan Meltzer.

 

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