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Candidates Announced for 2018 Singapore International Violin Competition

The 34 candidates have been announced for the 2018 Singapore International Violin Competition – to be hosted by the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory from the 28th January – 8th February, 2018.

The 2018 opening round candidates are:

  • VC Young Artist Luke Hsu (USA)
  • VC Young Artist Minami Yoshida (Japan)
  • VC Young Artist Ji Won Song (South Korea)
  • VC Young Artist Sergei Dogadin (Austria)
  • Misako Akama (Japan)
  • Austin Berman (USA)
  • Jung Min Choi (South Korea)
  • Laurel Gagnon (USA)
  • Zornitsa Ilarionova (Bulgaria)
  • Yiying Jiang (China)
  • Donghyun Kim (South Korea)
  • Gyehee Kim (South Korea)
  • Jeein Kim (South Korea)
  • YuEun Kim (South Korea)
  • Namhyun Kim (South Korea)
  • Chisa Kitagawa (Japan)
  • Oleksandr Korniev (Ukraine)
  • Anna Lee (USA)
  • Alexandra Lomeiko (New Zealand)
  • Kyung Ji Min (South Korea)
  • Gabriel Ng (Singapore)
  • Kyoko Ogawa (Japan)
  • Soo-Hyun Park (South Korea)
  • Ashley Jeehyun Park (USA)
  • Tatjana Roos (United Kingdom)
  • Xiaoxuan Shi (China)
  • Sumina Studer (Switzerland)
  • Elly Suh (USA)
  • Naoko Tajima (Japan)
  • Yun Tang (China)
  • Yukiko Uno (Japan)
  • Eimi Wakui (Japan)
  • Albert Yamamoto (Japan)
  • Lisa Yasuda (Japan)

Open to candidates of any nationality born after the 31st December 1987, the 1st prize winner will receive USD $50,000, a number of important international solo engagements – plus the 3 year loan of a fine instrument from The Rin Collection.

In addition, all 6 prize winners at the 2018 competition will receive trophies made by the internationally renowned jewelry retailer, Tiffany & Co.

The 2018 jury will comprise: Qian Zhou (Chair), Mauricio FuksKam NingNam Yun KimBoris KuschnirSilvia MarcoviciPaul RoczekDavid Takeno and Viktor Tretiakov.

Violinist Shlomo Mintz will serve as the 2018 competition’s ‘Artist in Residence’ – performing a recital, giving masterclasses – and taking on conducting duties.

The 2015 inaugural prize winners include: VC Young Artists Yu-Chien Benny TsengRichard LinSirena Huang, Alexandra Conunova and Fedor Rudin.

 

 

PICTURED: 2018 Singapore International Violin Competition opening round candidates, VC Young Artists Luke Hsu and Minami Yoshida 

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