Eight young musicians from South Korea, Great Britain, Italy, Ukraine, Turkey, Republic of Moldova and Japan qualified to the Semifinal of the Violin Section in the Enescu Competition 2018

Two musicians from Italy and one from South Korea, Great Britain, Ukraine, Turkey, Republic of Moldova and Japan qualified to the Semifinal of the Violin Section at the “George Enescu” International Competition 2018. The results were announced on Thursday evening by the specialized jury.

The Second Round of the “George Enescu” International Competition 2018, Violin Section, took place on September 12th and 13th, at the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest. The specialized jury decided on Thursday, September 13, the contestants qualified for the Semifinal of the Competition:

Angela Jiye Bae (South Korea), Cristian De Sa (UK), Giuseppe Gibboni (Italy), Vikram Sedona (Italy), Orest Smovzh (Ukraine), Alican Suner (Turkey), Alexandra Tirsu (Republic of  Moldova), Yukiko Uno (Japan).

The Jury of the Violin Section at the 2018 edition of the Enescu Competition consists of Pierre Amoyal, (President of the Jury), Salvatore Accardo, Agustin Leon Ara, Remus Azoiței, Silvia Marcovici, Eduard Schmieder, Viktor Tretyakov, Pavel Vernikov, Krzysztof Wegrzyn.

The Semifinal of the Enescu Competition takes place on September 15, starting 10:00 o’clock, at the Romanian Athenaeum and it will be live broadcasted on www.festivalenescu.ro .

The Final of the Competition, Violin Section, consisting of three concerts with orchestra, with the extraordinary participation of the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Christoph Poppen, will take place on September 17, at 19:00 Bucharest time, in the Grand Hall of the Romanian Athenaeum. Tickets for the Violin Final are  available in the EVENTIM network.

Between September 1 and 23, 270 young artists from 39 countries from all over the world are coming to Bucharest to give life to their dream of becoming great artists of the world, at the 2018 edition of the George Enescu International Competition.

Organized as a stand-alone event since the 2014 edition, “George Enescu” International Competition invites the audience to discover some of the most talented young artists today, great names of tomorrow’s classical music, and to follow and support their journey to the top: winning the competition. This year “George Enescu” International Competition celebrates 60 years after the first edition of the Competition.


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Translation provided by Biroul de Traduceri Champollion