30 violinists from around the world will compete for the chance to win the top prize of €10,000 this December in Katowice, Poland


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The second edition of the Mieczysław Wajnberg International Violin Competition will be held from 1 to 8 December 2024, at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, Poland.

The competition is open to violinists of all nationalities born between 1993 and 2005. 30 contestants have been chosen, who will have the opportunity to scoop the top prize of €10,000 following three competitive rounds.

The contestants are, in alphabetical order of surname:

1. Besman, Kristina 

2. Błachuta, Julia

3. Coman, Iohan

4. Cooreman, Alexandra

5. Decaris, Arthur

6. Gogibedaschwili, Elisso

7. Górny, Karolina

8. Hakkarainen, Matthew

9. Horvat, Maja

10. Jagiełło, Łukasz

11. Johanson, Evan

12. Koroleva, Vasilisa

13. Lee, Youngjoo

14. Luethy, Simon

15. Marton, Mira 

16. Orlik, Michał 

17. Park, Mee-Huen Esther 

18. Perl, Anna 

19. Pocitari, Lilia

20. Pozorska, Hanna

21. Saito, Aoi

22. Sakamoto, Reika 

23. Samarasekara, Andrew

24. Şimonca-Opriţa, Ștefan

25. Wilewska, Gaja

26. Yamakage, Raika

27. Yoshika, Reina

28. Yumiba, Yumiko

29. Zou, Meng 

30. Zou, Zhang 

The jury for this year’s competition will be chaired by Szymon Krzeszowiec and comprises Andreas Vierziger, Eszter Haffner, Bartłomiej Nizioł, Dima Tkachenko and Łukasz Błaszczyk.

The competition takes its name from Polish composer Mieczysław Weinberg (1919-1996), a contemporary of Witold Lutosławski, Bela Bartok and Dmitri Shostakovich. The first edition of the competition was held in 2021 and was won by Russian violinist Dmitry Serebrennikov.

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