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Candidates Announced for Augsburg's 2019 Leopold Mozart Violin Competition

The 26 opening round candidates have been announced for the 2019 Leopold Mozart International Violin Competition

The 26 opening round candidates have been announced for the 2019 Leopold Mozart International Violin Competition – to be held in Augsburg, Germany from the 31th of May to the 8th of June.

The 2019 opening-round candidates are:

  • Joshua Brown (United States)
  • Karisa Chiu (United States)
  • Liucong Pamela Feng (China)
  • Akiyo Fujiwara (Japan)
  • Hyojin Kan (South Korea)
  • Yoerae Kim (South Korea)
  • Alexander Won-Ho Kim (South Korea)
  • Aya Kitaoka (Japan)
  • Issei Kurihara (Japan)
  • Kunwha Lee (South Korea)
  • Naoko Nakajima (United States/Japan)
  • Kaoru Oe (Japan)
  • Junghyun (Nari) Park (South Korea)
  • Hsin-Yu Shih (Taiwan)
  • Haruna Shinoyama (Japan)
  • Shin Sihan (Netherlands)
  • Akihiro Takeda (Japan)
  • Yun Tang (China)
  • Chinatsu Tatsumi (Japan)
  • Eimi Wakui (Japan)
  • Jaewon Wee (South Korea)
  • Simon Wiener (Switzerland)
  • Milena Wilke (Germany)
  • Julen Zelaia (Spain)
  • Sara Zeneli (Italy)

Open to international violinists aged 15-30, the 1st prize winner will receive €20,000, a CD recording – plus a number of important orchestral and festival performance opportunities.

The 2019 jury will comprise: Benjamin Schmid (Chairman), Friedemann Eichhorn, Liza Ferschtman, Sabine Frank, John Gilhooly, Ulf Hoelscher, Danjulo Ishizaka, Nils Mönkemeyer, Christian Poltéra, Marco Rizzi, Erik Schumann, Remy Franck, Jens F. Laurson and Anna Picard

Previous prize winners include: VC Young Artists Ji Won Song and Ziyu He.

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