Competition based in Harbin, China, reaches final stage of its live rounds, with ten musicians from eight countries


Cello finalist Anastasia Kobekina, who has a number of recent successes to her name

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

The violin finalists are:

  • Lorenz Chen, Germany
  • Felicitas Schiffner, Germany
  • Eimi Wakui, Japan
  • Wendi Wang, China
  • Vasyl Zatsikha, Ukraine

And the cello finalists:

  • Zlatomir Fung, US
  • Rustem Khamidullin, Russia
  • Anastasia Kobekina, Russia
  • Dora Kokas, Hungary
  • Mon-Puo Lee, Spain

The first prize in the violin and cello divisions is $30,000, with a further $20,000 going to the winners in a chamber group category – open to string quartets, piano trios and piano quartets. The competition admitted 35 violinists, 35 cellists and five chamber groups to its live rounds.

The Strad is an official media partner of the Schoenfeld International String Competition - Harbin 2018