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Queen Elisabeth violin competition selects 88 competitors from 29 countries

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The Queen Elisabeth Competition has chosen the 45 female and 43 male violinists who will compete in Brussels for a first prize of €25,000. Twenty-nine nationalities will be represented at the competition, which starts on 30 April and runs until 14 June. South Korea tops the table of countries when it comes to the number of violinists of each nationality. Sixteen South Koreans were selected, along with thirteen violinists from the US, eleven from Russia, and seven from France.