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Candidates Announced for USA's Cooper International Violin Competition

The 24 opening round candidates have been announced for the 2019 Thomas & Evon Cooper International Violin Competition

The 24 opening round candidates have been announced for the 2019 Thomas & Evon Cooper International Violin Competition – to be held in Oberlin, Ohio, United States from the 18th to the 26th of July, 2019.

The opening round candidates are:

  • Claire Arias-Kim (17, United States)
  • Rabia Brooke (18, United States)
  • Isabella Brown (16, United States)
  • Eric Charles Chen (18, United States)
  • Sylvia Yun-Jun Chen (13, Taiwan)
  • Albert Gang (17, United States)
  • Yiyang Hou (14, China)
  • Yixuan Jiang (14, China)
  • Aram Kim (16, United States)
  • Haeun Honney Kim (18, United States)
  • Victoria Lewis (14, Norway)
  • Harry Dai Liang (13, Sweden)
  • Joanne Lin (16, Taiwan)
  • Sarah Ma (16, United States)
  • Mai Matsumoto (18, United States)
  • Noelle Naito (17, United States)
  • Abigail Nishiwaki (18, United States)
  • Bjørg Pas (14, Norway)
  • Enrique Rodrigues (17, United States)
  • Dongyoung Jake Shim (18, South Korea)
  • Shihan Wang (14, China)
  • Jia-Ying Joy Wei (18, Taiwan)
  • Alexandra Woroniecka (17, United States)
  • Jin Yucheng (17, China)

Open to international violinists aged 13 to 18 years old, the 1st prize winner will receive US $20,000 - plus a full four-year scholarship to Oberlin Conservatory.

The 2019 jury will comprise: Gregory Fulkerson (Chairman), Sibbi Bernhardsson, Radu Blidar, Yi Huang, Marilyn McDonald, Naoko Tanaka and Almita Vamos.

Former 1st prize winners include: VC Young Artist Sirena Huang and Johan Dalene.


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