The 28 opening spherical candidates have at this time been introduced for the 2019 Tibor Varga Worldwide Violin Competitors – to be held in Sion, Switzerland from the 18th to the 24th of August, 2019.
The 28 opening spherical candidates are:
Elizabeth Basoff-Darskaia (24, United States)
Matthew Chin (25, China)
Adam Koch Christensen (19, Denmark)
Anna Agafia Egholm (22, Denmark)
Seira Horiuchi (23, Japan)
Yiying Jiang (21, China)
Lorenz Karls (19, Sweden)
Honoka Kishimoto (25, Japan)
Oleksandr Korniev (24, Ukraine)
Roksana Kwaśnikowska (24, Poland)
Maya Levy (22, Belgium)
Antranik Malkastian (24, United States)
Hana Mundiya (21, United States)
Tzau-Yan OuYang (20, Taiwan)
Yue Qian (24, China)
Aoi Saito (21, Japan)
Christian Sebastianutto (25, Italy)
Mitsuhiro Shimada (19, Japan)
Paolo Tagliamento (22, Italy)
Rina Tanaka (16, Japan)
Mayu Tomotaki (23, Japan)
Ayaka Uchio (22, Japan)
Akiko Ueno (25, Japan)
Cécile Vonderwahl (20, Switzerland)
Jaewon Wee (19, South Korea)
Yumiko Yumiba (22, Japan)
Zhixin Zhang (18, China)
Open to violinists of any nationality 26 years or below, the 2019 1st prize winner will obtain CHF 20,000.
The 2019 jury will comprise: Georges Starobinski (Chairman), Pavel Vernikov, Qian Zhou, Krysztof Wegrzyn, David Takeno, Gilbert Varga, Juan Carlos Garvayo and Antonio Meneses.
Earlier main prize winners embrace: VC Artists Ji Received Track and Paul Huang.
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