69 participants have been chosen to take part in this year’s competition, taking place in Brussels from 6 May to 12 June 2024


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The Queen Elisabeth Competition has announced its violin candidates for the 2024 edition, the first round of which will take place in Flagey from 6 to 11 May this year.

Applications for the 20th violin edition closed on 29 November 2023. From 290 violinists between the ages of 18 to 31, 70 candidates were selected to participate in the first public round of the competition, however, one selected violinist has withdrawn.

Videos of the candidates were viewed by an international jury, presided by Gilles Ledure and consisting of Augustin Dumay, Lorenzo Gatto, Philippe Graffin, Victor Kissine, Tatiana Samouil and Vineta Sareika.

The candidates have the opportunity to be selected for the semi-finals from 13 to 18 May, where 24 contestants will perform a recital with piano accompaniment. The semi-finalists will perform the compulsory work The Sun and Her Flowers by Charlotte Bray.  Additionally, semi-finalists will perform a Mozart concerto with the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, under the baton of Vahan Mardirossian.

Twelve finalists will be selected to perform in the final rounds from 27 May to 1 June, where they will perform a concerto of their own choice, with the Belgian National Orchestra under the baton of Antony Hermus, as well as a compulsory work by Thierry Escaich.

The list of candidates is as follows:

Anna Agafia

Clarissa Bevilacqua

Claire Bourg

Joshua Brown

Angela Chan

Hana Chang

Jiayi Chen

Po-Fan Chen

Tong Chen

I-Hao Cheng

Elli Choi

SongHa Choi

Emmanuel Coppey

Hawijch Elders

Hiu Sing Fan

Mira Marie Foron

Kaori Furusawa

Laurel Gagnon

KayCee Galano

Léon Haffner

Kingston Ho

Risa Hokamura

Yiyang Hou

Anna Im

Luka Ispir

Amia Janicki

Lorenz Karls

Meruert Karmenova

Eun Che Kim

Haram Kim

Daniel Kogan

Alice Lee

Anna Lee

Thomas Lefort

Sofie Leifer

Ruifeng Lin

Bohdan Luts

Charlotte Marckx

Nathan Mierdl

Teofil Milenkovic

Mathilde Milwidsky

Julia Mirzoev

Georgii Moroz

Maine Nishiyama

Haerim Oh

Audrey Park

Julian Rhee

Zixuan Shen

Dmitry Smirnov

Julia Smirnova

Karen Su

Adam Suska

Ruslan Talas

Ayaka Uchio

Dmytro Udovychenko

Pauline van der Rest

Julian Walder

Sophie Wang

Alexandra Weissbecker

Qingzhu Weng

Tianren Xie

Esther Yang

Minami Yoshida

Mio Yoshie

Dayoon You

Rok Zaletel-Cernoš

Eva Zavaro

Leonid Zheleznyi

Kevin Zhu

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