Finalists selected for Singapore violin competition

The six finalists chosen to advance to the penultimate round of the prestigious Singapore International Violin Competition (SIVC) 2015 have been announced.

The finalists will be Alexandra Conunova (Moldova, pictured above in her semifinal performance earlier this week); Sirena Huang (USA); Lim Hyun Jae (South Korea); Richard Lin (Taiwan); Fedor Rudin (France); and Tseng Yu-Chien (Taiwan).

The first round of finals takes place over two sessions on 18 and 19 January – Rudin, Huang and Conunova will compete in the first session, with Yu-Chien, Lin and Jae taking to the stage the following day.

Winners in each session will go forward to contest a grand final, held on 21 January, at which the overall first prize of USD50,000 (€43,450) will be decided.