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Candidates Announced for Switzerland’s Tibor Varga Sion Valais Violin Competition

The 28 opening round candidates for the 2017 Tibor Varga International Violin Competition Sion Valais have been announced

The 28 opening round candidates for the 2017 Tibor Varga International Violin Competition Sion Valais have today been announced – to be held in Sion, Valais, Switzerland from the 22nd to 29th August.

The 2017 competitors are:

  • Joshua Brown (USA)
  • David Castro-Balbi (France)
  • Angela Sin Ying Chan (Hong Kong)
  • Stella Chen (USA)
  • Yevgeny Chepovetsky (Latvia)
  • Elli Choi (USA)
  • Hiu Sing Fan (Hong Kong)
  • Yoona Ha (Korea)
  • Shucong He (China)
  • Zornitsa Ilarionova (Bulgaria)
  • Karen Kido (Japan)
  • Hahnsol Kim (USA)
  • Sojeong Kim (Korea)
  • Youjin Lee (Korea)
  • David Moreau (France)
  • Naoko Nakajima (USA)
  • Ririko Noborisaka (Japan)
  • Kaoru Oe (Japan)
  • Gang-hyeon Park (Korea)
  • Arthur Rusanovsky (Netherlands)
  • Christa-Maria Stangorra (Germany)
  • Julie Svecena (Czech Republic)
  • Hannah Tarley (USA)
  • Alexandra Tirsu (Romania)
  • Saki Tozawa (Japan)
  • Natsumi Tsuboi (Japan)
  • Angela Wee (USA)
  • Julen Zelaia (Spain)

Open to international applicants aged 26 and younger, the 1st prize winner will receive CHF 15,000 (US $15,000).

The 2017 jury will comprise: Esther Hoppe, Silvia Marcovici, Lera Auerbach, Dong-Suk Kang, Pavel Vernikov and Miguel De Silva.

PICTURED: 2015 Tibor Varga International Violin Competition Sion Valais 1st Prize Winner Dmitry Smirnov from Russia

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