24 violinists from around the world have been selected to compete in this year’s competition, starting from 27 September in Torun, Poland

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2019 distinction winner Maya Levy, who will also compete in this year’s competition

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The candidates for the 6th International Karol Lipiński Violin Competition have been announced. The selection committee reviewed over 80 applications from 23 countries, via numerous hours of recordings.

24 applicants have been chosen to compete in this year’s competition, which takes place in Torun, Poland, from 27 September to 6 October 2024. Contestants will have the opportunity to perform for the top prize of €15,000, second prize of €10,000, third prize of €6,000, plus three distinction prizes worth €2,000 each.

The candidates are, in alphabetical order:

Leon Blekh (1999) – The Netherlands

Iván Orlín Ariza Chacón (1996) – Colombia

Wonbeen Chung (1997) – South Korea

Leonard Fu (1997) – Germany

Alena Hove (1999) – US

Sarah Jegou (1998) – France

Lorenz Karls (2001) – Sweden

Sojeong Kim (1991) – South Korea

Jelin Lee (1998) – South Korea

Maya Levy (1997) – Belgium

Simon Luethy (2000) – Germany

Sofia Manvati (2000) – Italy

Carla Marrero Martínez (1995) – Spain

Karolina Nowotczyńska (1992) – Poland

Sunjae Ok (1998) – South Korea

Audrey Park (2001) – US

Hanna Pozorska (2004) – Poland

Yoanna Ruseva (1998) – Bulgaria

Aoi Saito (1997) – Japan

Kumi Shimizu (1991) – Japan

Jakub Staszel (2003) – Poland

Jaewon Wee (1999) – South Korea

Tianren Xie (1994) – China

Siqi Yu (1998) – China

This edition’s jury will be chaired by former concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Daniel Stabrawa, and will comprise Dainius Pavilionis, Jakub Jakowicz, Rūta Lipinaitytė and Pavel Vernikov.

The International Karol Lipiński Violin Competition was first held in 2007 and is usually held every three years, expanding to a corresponding violin festival from 2013. This year’s edition marks the return of the competition since 2019, which was won by Elias David Moncado.

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