Semi-Finalists Introduced on the 2022 George Enescu Worldwide Competitors


The violin semi-finalists (Photograph courtesy: George Enescu Pageant / Fb)

 

Open to cellists, violinists, pianists, and composers born after 1989, the 18th version of the George Enescu Worldwide Competitors is underway.

After the success of the competitors’s hybrid version in 2020/2021, the 2022 competitors is equally comprised of a digital first spherical, adopted by in-person semi-final and remaining rounds. Each in-person rounds will happen on the Romanian Athenaeum between September 4-18, 2022 and might be streamed right here on The Violin Channel.

The On-line Spherical of the 2022 Violin Part was held between Might 6-23, 2022. 21 younger violinists entered this part and twelve younger musicians certified for the Semifinals. In alphabetical order, they’re:

  • Stefan Aprodu (Romania)
  • Takamori Arai (Japan)
  • Kristina Besman (Russia)
  • Heidi Hatch (Spain)
  • Andrea Hughes (USA)
  • Yoko Ishikura (Japan)
  • Maria Marica (Romania)
  • Joanna Ruseva (Bulgaria)
  • Reika Sakamoto (Japan)
  • Christian Sebastianutto (Italy)
  • Ming-Chun Teng (Taiwan)
  • Grégoire Torossian (France)

The Violin Semifinal will happen on September 10 and 11, 2022 and can characteristic works from Enescu’s output for violin: Sonata No. 2 for piano and violin in F minor op. 6, Sonata Bo. 3 for piano and violin in A minor op. 25 “Dans le caractère populaire roumain,” and Suite for violin and piano Op. 28 “Impressions d’enfance.” The ultimate might be on Tuesday, September 13 and the three certified rivals might be accompanied by the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, carried out by maestro Wilson Hermanto.

The Violin Part’s jury is comprised of Dmitry Sitkovetsky (President of the Jury), Remus Azoiței, Frank Huang, Paul Kantor, Simon James, Silvia Marcovici, Igor Petrushevski, David Grimal, and Krzysztof Wegrzyn.

The On-line Spherical of the Cello Part was held between Might 6-23, 2022. Eleven younger musicians certified for the Semifinals. In alphabetical order, they’re:

  • Sofia Blându (Romania)
  • Constantin Borodin (Moldova / Romania)
  • Maria-Izabela Ghergu (Romania)
  • Goeunsol Heo (South Korea)
  • Jisoo Kim (South Korea)
  • Benjamin Kruithof (Luxembourg)
  • Jiaqi Liu (China)
  • Constantin Siepermann (Germany)
  • Francesco Stefanelli (San Marino)
  • Ileana Waldenmayer (Italy)
  • Aihao Zheng (China)

The cello semifinal will happen on September 5 and 6, 2022. The cello semifinal will characteristic George Enescu’s Sonata no. 2 in C main for Cello and Piano Op. 26 of George Enescu. The ultimate might be on Thursday, September 8, 2022, when the three certified rivals might be accompanied by the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, carried out by maestro Tito Muñoz.

The Cello Part Jury of the 2022 version includes of David Geringas (Chairman of the Jury), Natasha Brofsky, Marin Cazacu, Enrico Dindo, Leonid Gorokhov, Alexandra Guțu, Reinhard Latzko, Meehae Ryo, and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi.

The cello semi-finalists (Photograph courtesy: George Enescu Pageant / Fb)

 

The in-person program will embrace 19 recitals and concert events, representing each competitors levels and recitals by this yr’s jury members. The winners of the 2020/2021 competitors, cellist Jaemin Han, violinist Valentin Șerban, and pianist Yeon-MinPark, can even return to the Athenaeum stage as soloists.

The competitors is providing 120,000 EUR in whole prize cash, and the chance for the highest prize winners within the piano, violin, and cello classes to carry out with main worldwide orchestras within the subsequent version of the George Enescu Worldwide Pageant.

Main arts administration firm Askonas Holt has partnered with the competitors to supply the highest prize winners with profession steerage and mentorship on a non-exclusive foundation for one yr.

Former prize winners embrace Stefan Ruha, Claire Bernard, Alexandru Tomescu, Elisabeth Leontskaja, and Tian Bonian.

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