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Candidates Announced for Inaugural Boris Goldstein International Violin Competition

The 31 opening round candidates have today been announced for the 2015 Boris Goldstein International Violin Competition, in Bern, Switzerland.

The 2015 candidates are:

Benjamin Baker (New Zealand/United Kingdom)
Marie Bégin (Canada)
Vlada Berazhnaya (Belarus)
Yejin Byun (South Korea)
Mizuki Chiba (Japan)
Soo Jin Hannah Cho (South Korea)
Maxime Gulikers (Netherlands)
Victoria Gusachenko (Ukraine)
Mone Hattori (Japan)
Ryan Howland (Canada)
Alexander Kuznetsov (Russia)
Joanna Lee (USA/South Korea)
Furong Li (China)
Sean Yongjoo Lim (USA)
Petya Lundstrem (Russia)
Sofija Nikoska (Macedonia)
Kana Ohashi (Australia/Japan)
Ami Oike (Japan)
Marek Pavelec (Czech Republic)
Alexander Read (Canada)
Siena Sanchez-O’Brien (USA)
Arsenis Selalmazidis (Greece/Russia)
Aleksey Semenenko (Ukraine)
Dmitry Serebrennikov (Russia)
Stefan Tarara (Germany)
Hannah Tarley (USA)
Shiori Terauchi (Japan)
Yuna Toki (Japan)
Xin Wen (China)
Takuya Yamamoto (Japan)
Arata Yumi (Japan)

Launched by Professor Zakhar Bron, the inaugural competition will run from the 22nd to the 31st January, 2015 – with the 1st prize winner to receive CHF 15,000 (USD $16,000).

This competition's jury will include: Zakhar Bron, Yair Kless, Igor Ozim, Viktor Pikayzen and Ida Haendel.

The Violin Channel will keep you abreast of the results as the rounds progress.

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