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Candidates Announced for Germany's 2017 ARD International Violin Competition

The 45 candidates have been announced for the 2017 ARD International Violin Competition - Including VC Young Artists Fedor Rudin and Sarah Christian

The 45 candidates have been announced for the 2017 ARD International Violin Competition – to be held in Munich, Germany from August 28th to September 6th.

Open to violinists of any nationality born between 1988 and 2000, the 1st prize winner will receive €10,000 (US $11,500). 

The 2017 violin candidates are:

  • VC Young Artist Fedor Rudin (France)
  • VC Young Artist Sarah Christian (Germany)
  • Nicolas Alvarez (France)
  • Kristine Balanas (Latvia)
  • Lorenz Chen (Germany)
  • Clémence de Forceville (France)
  • Arianna Dotto (Italy/USA)
  • Sara Etelävuori (Finland)
  • Luosha Fang (China)
  • Maria Florea (Spain)
  • Leonard Fu (Germany)
  • Yuichiro Fukuda (Japan)
  • Lusine Harutyunyan (Armenia)
  • Maria Ioudenitch (Russia)
  • Mimi Jung (USA)
  • Haram Kim (South Korea)
  • Issei Kobayashi (Japan)
  • Yu Kurokawa (Japan)
  • Anna Lee (USA/South Korea)
  • Jae Hyeong Lee (South Korea)
  • Jiyoon Lee (South Korea)
  • Juni Lee (Switzerland)
  • Kunwha Lee (South Korea)
  • Mari Lee (South Korea/Japan)
  • Fanglei Liu (China)
  • Matsuyama Michiru (Japan)
  • Yasuka Morizono (Japan)
  • Andrea Obiso (Italy)
  • Kyoko Ogawa (Japan)
  • Shuichi Okada (France/Japan)
  • Seiji Okamoto (Japan)
  • Soo-Hyun Park (South Korea)
  • Liya Petrova (Bulgaria)
  • Thomas Reif (Germany)
  • Friederike Starkloff (Germany)
  • Elly Suh (USA/South Korea)
  • Mai Suzuki (Japan)
  • Naoko Tajima (Japan)
  • Yurie Tamura (Japan)
  • Yun Tang (China)
  • Louis Vandory (Germany)
  • Eimi Wakui (Japan)
  • Sophie Wang (Taiwan)
  • Milena Wilke (Germany)
  • Jinru Zhang (China)

Full streaming of all rounds will be available live and exclusively on The Violin Channel.

The 2017 jury will comprise: Mauricio Fuks (Chairperson), Pierre Amoyal, Hae-Sun Kang, Tasmin Little, Benjamin Schmid, Isabelle van Keulen and Ulf Wallin.

Previous ARD top prize winners include Christian Tetzlaff, Igor Ozim, Gerhard Hetzel, Dora Schwarzberg - and VC Artist Bomsori Kim. 

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PICTURED: 2017 ARD International Violin Competition Candidates, VC Young Artists Fedor Rudin and Sarah Christian

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