Semifinalists Named in 2018 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover

October 18, 2018, 2:21 AM · Congratulations to the 12 semi-finalists named Wednesday in the Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition in Hannover, Germany!

Joachim Competition semi-finalists 2018
2018 Semi-Finalists in the Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover. Photo by Helge Krueckeberg.

They are:

Below is the live feed for the competition (come back later to view, if it is not currently live):

Click here for the semi-finals schedule and click here to find archived videos from previous rounds.

The competition began on Oct. 11 with 32 participants from 15 countries. Semifinals begin today, with each violinist required to present an hour-long chamber music program, with repertoire selected by each participant, plus a required contemporary piece, "Hauch" by Rebecca Saunders. Participants also are to perform an encore of their choice, which they will first introduce to the audience. Finalists will be announced Oct. 21 with winners announced Oct. 26 and the competition ending with a Winners Gala Concert on Oct. 27.

Jury members for the 2018 Hannover competition include Salvatore Accardo, Andrej Bielow, Tanja Dorn, Masafumi Hori, Kyung Sun Lee, Matthias Ilkenhans, Silvia Marcovici, Qian Zhou, Ulf Schneider, Vilmos Szabadi, Pavel Vernikov and Krzysztof Wegrzyn.

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