The Semi-Finalists have today been announced for the 2020 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition – to be held from the 8th – 13th of October, in New York City.

The 2020 Semi-Finalists are:

  • Violinist VC Young Artist Stephen Kim
  • Violinist VC Young Artist Nathan Meltzer
  • Violinist Geneva Lewis
  • Violinist Joshua Brown
  • Violinist Ariel Horowitz
  • Violinist Maria Ioudenitch
  • Violinist Belle Ting
  • Violist Sindy Mohamed
  • Cellist Gabriel Martins
  • Cellist James Baik
  • Cellist Johannes Gray
  • Cellist Kei Otake
  • Guitarist Ciyadh Wells
  • Guitarist Alec Holcomb
  • Pianist Gabriele Strata
  • Pianist Han Chen
  • Pianist Michael Davidman
  • Pianist Ozel Evren
  • Clarinetist Graeme Johnson
  • Clarinetist Sam Boutris
  • Trumpeter James Vaughen
  • Trumpeter Ansel Norris
  • Hornist Young Kim
  • Flutist Antonina Styczen
  • Soprano Stephanie Lamprea
  • Soprano Axelle Fanyo
  • Percussionist Britton-Rene Collins
  • Percussionist Cameron Leach
  • Percussionist Adelaide Ferriere
  • 1 x 1 Duo
  • ARKAI
  • Aruna Quartet
  • Nois Saxophone Quartet
  • Empire Wild
  • Trio Rouge

This year’s winners will receive 3 years artist management and career development on the roster of the Concert Artists Guild – including performance opportunities with more than 40 leading orchestras, concert series and festivals and a New York showcase performance live-streamed internationally on The Violin Channel.

The annual audition is open to outstanding young instrumental soloists and ensembles, of any nationality, who do not currently have North American management representation.

Previous CAG 1st prize winners include the Pacifica Quartet, violinists Jennifer Koh and Joseph Lin – and VC Artists InMo YangYoojing JangJordan Bak and the Verona String Quartet.

The winners announcement, to be held on the 13th of October, will be live-streamed on The Violin Channel.

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