Kloster Schöntal International Violin Competition Announces Participants

37 violinists qualified for the 19th edition, to be held in Kloster Schöntal (Baden-Württemberg), Germany, from August 26 – September 04, 2022

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The International Violin Competition Kloster Schöntal is open to any young violinists who fit in the three age categories: Up to 14-years-old, 15 to 17-years-old, and 18 to 21-years-old.

The competition's pre-selection jury — consisting of Mrs. Rebekka Hartmann, Prof. Paul Roczek, Prof. Krzysztof Wegrzyn, and Artistic Director of Competition Prof. Petru Munteanu — has selected 37 candidates who will compete in the next round from August 26 to September 4, 2022.

They are, in alphabetical order:

First Age Group:

  • Amina Akhmetzhanova
  • Philipp Chernomor
  • Yu Wa Ocean Chow
  • Mathilda Dendorfer
  • Shang.En Hsieh
  • Sebastian Manning
  • Lois Muntean
  • Juan Jose Pena Aguirre
  • Vasilisa Sokolova
  • Till Stümke
  • Yadan Zheng

 

Second Age Group:

  • Moë Dierstein
  • Jialin Ding
  • Jennifer Gheorghita
  • Isabell Karlsson
  • Alexaander Kulitskiy
  • Anne Sophie Luong
  • Tareq Matar
  • Tokuji Miyasaka
  • Ryota Nakamura
  • Jiyu Oh
  • Isabelle Raviol
  • Sofija Vasecka
  • Mingnan Mue

 

Third Age Group:

  • Pijus Česaitis
  • Joshua Galasse
  • Pauline Hoffmann
  • Sara Ispas
  • Céleste Klingelschmitt
  • Angi Lai
  • Aijia Li
  • Elena Meyer
  • Veronika Rädler
  • Mia Ruubel
  • Alberto Sanz Rivera
  • Katharina Strepp
  • Ashley Tsai

The prize money offered is up to € 24.000. In addition, the Jury may award the Reinhold Würth Promotion Prize for further education in music (€ 5000) and an appearance as a soloist with the Würth Philharmonic Orchestra.

Previous major prize winners include VC Artists InMo Yang, Sarah Christian, Yury Revich, Igor Pikayzen, Alexander Conunova, Nikita Boriso-Glebsky, Rennosuke Fukuda, Ziyu He, and Ioana Christina Goicea.