This year's event takes place in Harbin, China between 23 July and 1 August in violin, cello and chamber disciplines


The 2016 Alice & Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition, currently taking place in Harbin, China, has announced its 12 cello semi-finalists.

This year’s event runs from 23 July to 1 August and offers a top prize of $30,000 for the winners of the violin and cello sections, and $20,000 for the winner of the chamber music category – open to string quartets, piano trios and piano quartets.

The 12 cello semi-finalists are:

Luca Giovannini (Italy)

Kuan-Yu Huang (Taiwan/China)

Minji Kim (South Korea/Switzerland)

Minji Kim (South Korea/US)

Kyung Jun Lee (South Korea)

Jaesung Lim (South Korea)

Mo Mo (China)

Nelli Tsinman (Russia)

Jiaoyang Xu (China)

Eun Cho (South Korea)

Eunghee Cho (South Korea)

Christoph Croisé (France, pictured)

The year’s jury includes competition founder Alice Schoenfeld, artistic director Suli Xue, violin jury chair Shlomo Mintz, cello jury chair Lynn Harrell, Sergey Antonov, Jindong Cai, Christopher Costanza, David Grimal, Judith Ingolfsson, Josephine Knight, Martti Rousi, Zhongguo Sheng, Kirill Troussov, Marianna Vasileva and Daniel Veis.

For full details visit the competition website.

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