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Candidates Announced at France’s Mirecourt International Violin Competition

The opening round candidates have been announced at the 2018 Mirecourt International Violin Competition

The 36 opening round candidates have been announced at the 2018 Mirecourt International Violin Competition - to be held in Mirecourt, France from the 10th to the 16th of November.

The 2018 opening round candidates are:

  • Bilal Alnemr (22, Siria)
  • Clara Buijs (23, France)
  • Shan-Hsin Chang (24, Taiwan)
  • Matthew Chin (25, Hong Kong)
  • Matteo Cimatti (18, Italy)
  • Amelia Dziedzic (21, Poland)
  • Camille Garin (19, France)
  • Sophie Guille Des Buttes (20, France)
  • Leon Haffner (20, France)
  • Sophia Heinz (24, Germany/Australia)
  • Maho Irie (25, Japan)
  • Iora Kama (23, Japan)
  • Shusaku Kato (24, Japan)
  • Roman Kholmatov (24, Ukraine)
  • Hanna Kim (19, South Korea)
  • Minchae Kim (23, South Korea)
  • Mun Jeong Kim (24, South Korea)
  • Alexandra Lecocq (20, France)
  • Sue-Anne Lee (18, France/South Korea)
  • Carolin Lindner (19, Germany)
  • Ray Liu (25, China)
  • Anastassiya Martynova (21, Kazakstan)
  • Clara Mesple (21, France)
  • Floriane Naboulet (18, France)
  • Aiko Okamura (25, Japan)
  • Abel Puustinen (22, Finland)
  • Reika Sato (19, Japan)
  • Iris Scialom (17, France)
  • Valentin Seignez-Bacquet (18, France)
  • Marija Strapcane (21, Latvia)
  • Ashley Tong (25, United Kingdom)
  • Yuilia Van (22, Ukraine)
  • Claire Wells (17, United States)
  • Teira Yamashita (23, Japan)
  • Sofia Yatsuk (23, Ukraine)
  • Viarouka Yefrasinnia (23, Belarus)

Open to international violinists aged 26 years and younger, the 1st prize winner will receive €5,000 – plus a number of important performance opportunities.

The 2018 jury comprises: Krzystof Wegrzyn (Chairman) Harald Herzl, Alissa Margulis, Petru Munteanu, Marianne Piketty, Weidong Tong and Ulf Wallin.

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