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Candidates Announced for 2020 Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition

The opening round candidates have been announced for the 2020 Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition

The opening round candidates have today been announced for the 2020 Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition – to be held in Birmingham, England from the 14th to 20th of November, 2020.

  • Vittorio Benaglia (Italy)
  • Alvaro Castello (Spain)
  • Yuxin Chen (China)
  • Jone Diamantini (Italy)
  • Edgar Francis (United Kingdom)
  • Chang Ge (China)
  • Seamus Hickey (Ireland)
  • Brian Isaacs (United States)
  • Yong-ha Jung (South Korea)
  • James Kang (United States)
  • Bill Ko (Hong Kong)
  • Dagmar Korbar (Croatia)
  • Dana Lee (Australia)
  • Yat Lee (Hong Kong)
  • Yixiu Lin (China)
  • Laura Liu (United States)
  • Zitian Lyu (China)
  • Devin Moore (United States)
  • Hanuel Park (South Korea)
  • Anuschka Pedano (Netherlands)
  • Connie Pharoah (United Kingdom)
  • Eva-Maria Radl (Austria)
  • Mikel Rollet (United States)
  • Alinka Rowe (United Kingdom)
  • Noga Shaham (Israel)
  • Joseph Skerik (United States)
  • Abigail Smith (United States)
  • Miguel Sobrinho (Portugal)
  • Marvin Stark (Germany)
  • Lynn Sue-A-Quan (Canada)
  • Nicholas Swensen (Denmark)
  • Anna Sypniewski (France)
  • Otoha Tabata (Japan)
  • Yanan Wang (China)
  • Yujie Wang (China)
  • Zhupeng Xi (China)
  • Mingyue Yu (China)
  • Yujie Zeng(China)
  • Jaren Ziegler (United Kingdom)
  • Paul Zientara (France)

Open to international violists 21 years of age and younger, the 1st prize winner will receive £5000, a concerto recording on EM Records with the BBC Concert Orchestra, a recital performance at the English Music Festival – plus a fine viola bow valued at £5000 courtesy Bishop Instruments & Bows.

The 2020 jury will comprise: Louise Lansdown (Chair), Thomas RieblSheng LiVicci Wardman and Matthew Jones.

Previous 1st prize winners include: VC Artist Timothy Ridout

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