Jean-Jacques Kantorow and David Geringas to chair the violin and cello divisions respectively

Yiying jiang at awards ceremony

The Alice & Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition, taking place from 18 to 30 July in Harbin, China, has announced the jury for its violin, cello and chamber music divisions. The first prize in the violin and cello divisions is $30,000, with $20,000 going to the winners in the chamber group category – open to string quartets, piano trios and piano quartets.

In addition, the Kronberg Academy’s managing and artistic director Raimund Trenkler will join the panel for the final rounds of the violin, cello and chamber music divisions. He will also host a leaders’ summit on the theme of ‘International Competitions in China’, bringing together deans of conservatoires, artistic leaders and media representatives to exchange and debate their views. The three-day event will be organised by the Schoenfeld International Music Society in collaboration with the World Federation of International Music Competitions (WFIMC), which the SISC formally joined last year. 

The list of jury members is below:


Violin Jean-Jacques Kantorow (France)
Cello David Geringas (Germany/Lithuania)

Jury members


Ole Bøhn (Norway/Australia)
Andrés Cárdenes (Cuba/USA)
Rudolf Koelman (Netherlands)
Grzegorz Kotow (Poland/Germany)
Alexander Markov (Russia/USA)


Anne Gastinel (France)
Karine Georgian (Armenia)
Jakob Kullberg (Denmark)
Amit Peled (Israel)
James Tennant (New Zealand)
Raphael Wallfisch (UK)


Pictured: Tang Yun, winner in the violin category at the 2016 Schoenfeld Competition