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YSM violinists advance in Seoul and Queen Elisabeth Competitions
Suliman Tekalli ’16 AD and Wonyoung Jung ’12 MM are among the twelve semifinalists in the Seoul International Competition. The competition is taking place in Seoul through March 29.
The Seoul International Music Competition was established by The Dong-A Ilbo, one of the most prestigious national newspapers in Korea, and the Seoul Metropolitan Government. The Competition’s aim is to promote international cultural exchanges through music, and to support talented young musicians from around the world. The competition is held annually for piano, violin, and voice, in a rotating sequence. The category for 2015 competition is violin, and the competition is being held from March 18 to 29 in Seoul.
In the Queen Elisabeth Violin Competition, violinist Sungmi Park ’16 AD was selected to compete in the first public round. In February, an international jury screened DVD auditions from 170 candidates from all over the world. The jury, chaired by Arie Van Lysebeth, included Pierre Amoyal, Patrice Fontanarosa, Mihaela Martin, Natalia Prischepenko, Marco Rizzi, and Gilbert Varga.
Sixty-nine candidates were admitted to the first public round, which starts on May 4 in Brussels. The 38 women and 31 men represent 20 different nationalities.