Competition based in Harbin, China, reveals names of violinists, cellists and chamber groups that have been invited to live rounds


Lorenz Chen, winner of 2017 Henri Marteau International Violin Competition, is on the candidate list for SISC

The Alice & Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition (SISC), taking place from 18 to 30 July in Harbin, China, has announced the candidates in its violin, cello and chamber music categories.

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. The competition is admitting 35 violinists, 35 cellists and five chamber groups to its live rounds.

They are:


Tong Chen, China

Lorenz Chen, Germany

Peiyuan Chen, China

Pamela Liucong Feng, China

Marco Gialluca, Italy

Shucong He, China

Yuval Herz, Israel/Germany

SeMi Hong, South Korea

Maomao Huang, China

Elena Kawazu, USA

Gyehee Kim, South Korea

Sojeong Kim, South Korea

Jee Won Kim, South Korea

Kunwha Lee, South Korea

YoungJune Lee, South Korea

Eri Masaoka, Japan

Michiru Matsuyama, Japan

Nuné Meli,k Canada/Armenia

Albrecht Menzel, Germany

Sungmi Park, South Korea

Jinsu Park, South Korea

Diana Poghosyan, Spain

Yeri Roh, South Korea

Felicitas Schiffner, Germany

Lukas Stepp, Germany

Suliman Tekalli, USA

Yukiko Uno, Japan

Eimi Wakui, Japan

Guolong Wang, China

Wendi Wang, China

Xiyue Wu, China

Vasyl Zatsikha, Ukraine

Pinhua Zeng, China

Kehan Zhang, China

Alex Hao Zhou, USA


Nepomuk Braun, Germany

Saebom Byun, South Korea

Manxuan Cao, China

Sai Sai Ding, China

Madeleine Douçot, France

Irene Enzlin, Netherlands

Benjamin Fried, USA

Zlatomir Fung, USA

Jérémy Garbarg, France

Anouchka Hack, Germany

Julia Hagen, Austria

Tung-Lin Hsieh, Chinese Taipei

Sunnat Ibragimov, Uzbekistan

Mansur Kadirov, Uzbekistan

Evan Kahn, USA

Mateusz Kaminski, Poland

Rustem Khamidullin, Russia

Anastasia Kobekina, Russia

Dora Kokas, Hungary

Anna Koshkina, Russia

Hoe Chan Lee, South Korea

Minjin Lee, South Korea

Mon-Puo Lee, Spain

Jeongheon Nam, South Korea

Jonas Palm, Germany

Chang Pan, China

Gunwoo Park, South Korea

Florian Pons, France

Maxime Quennesson, France

Lev Sivkov, Russia

Ivan Skanavi, Russia

Anton Spronk, Netherlands/Switzerland

Xiaotang Xu, China

Suyeon Yu, South Korea

Zimo Zhai, China

Chamber groups

Delta Piano Trio (Netherlands)

Gallant Quartet (China)

Rhythms Quartet (China)

Ulysses Quartet (USA)

Yaracuy String Quartet (Venezuela)

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