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Semi Finalists Announced at Paris’ 2018 Long Thibaud Crespin International Violin Competition

The 12 Semi-Finalists have been announced at the 2018 Long Thibaud Crespin International Violin Competition

The 12 Semi-Finalists have today been announced at the 2018 Long Thibaud Crespin International Violin Competition – in Paris, France.

The 2018 Semi-Finalists are:

  • Anna Göckel (France)
  • Honoka Kishimoto (Japan)
  • Thomas Lefort (France)
  • Mayumi Kanagawa (United States)
  • Daniel Kogan (Russia/Canada)
  • Raphaëlle Moreau (France)
  • Dmitry Smirnov (Russia)
  • Arata Yumi (Japan)
  • Misako Akama (Japan)
  • Louisa Staples (United Kingdom)
  • Diana Tishchenko (Ukraine)
  • Christina Brabetz (Germany)

Open to international violinists under 30 years of age who are ready to embark on an international career, the 1st prize winner will receive €25,000 – plus a number of important concert engagements.

The 2018 jury comprises: Renaud Capuçon (President), Alena Baeva, Kolja Blacher, James Ehnes, Martin Engstroem, Linda Gourdjia, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Guillaume Sutre, Akiko Suwanai, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Maxim Vengerov and Qian Zhou.


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