The Competition in the VIOLA category has already found out the names of the musicians qualified to perform in ROUND II!

The viola players have competed for a place in the next round over the past two days. Contestants performed movements of one of the suites Op. 131d by Max Reger and one part of sonatas by Paul Hindemith.
Over the course of the past two days, we witnessed 31 excellent viola performances. The Martinů Hall at the Prague Academy of Performing Arts hosted amazing musicians, however, only 12 of them can qualify for a place in ROUND II. Therefore, the jury decided on the candidates we will further see competing in ROUND II, and then possibly for the laureate title – their names are listed as follows:

Cao Yibo, China
Houzé Héloïse, France
Isaacs Brian, USA
Ji Heshun, China
Johnsson Ami-Louise, Swedwen
Lin Yixiu, China
Moon Eric Seohyun, Republic of Korea
Shin Kyungsik, Republic of Korea
Soulez Larivière Sào, France
Tabata Otoha, Japan
Yoon Yuri, Republic of Korea
Zheng Zhanbo, China

You are all kindly invited to attend the Round II in the Martinů Hall at Academy of Performing Arts. The schedule has just been published on this site.

Based on the jury’s decision the contestants will only perform the selected movements:

  • Johannes Brahms: Sonata in F minor Op. 120 No. 1 Urtext G. Henle Verlag
    • I. and II. movement
    • I and III. movement
    • II. and IV. movement  
  • Johannes Brahms: Sonata in E flat major Op. 120 No. 2 Urtext G. Henle Verlag
    • I. and II. movement
    • II. and III. movement
  • Rebecca Clarke: Sonata for Viola and Piano
    • I. and II. movement
    • II. and III. movement
  • Henri Vieuxtemps: Sonata for Viola and Piano in B flat major Op. 36
    • I. movement
    • II. and III. movement

The tickets are available either in place or on the festival web page.
If you can’t attend the Round II in person, you can also watch the competition online on YouTube or Facebook.

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