Queen Elisabeth Competition 2024 - Violin KCB

Queen Elisabeth Competition 2024 - Violin

Queen Elisabeth Competition

As one of the most prestigious and mediatised international contests, the Queen Elisabeth Competition has been a launching pad for promising violinists, pianists, singers and cellists since 1937.

Remaining faithful to the joint project of Eugène Ysaÿe and Queen Elisabeth, the competition continues to seek versatile musical talents.

Eugène Ysaÿe taught at the Brussels Conservatoire for many years.

Queen Elisabeth Competition 2024 - Violin KCB

2024 - the year of the Violin

Queen Elisabeth Competition 2024 - Violin KCB

In 2024, the Competition is dedicated to the violin. The twelve finalists will perform at Bozar from Monday the 27th of May to Saturday the 1st of June 2024, with the Belgian National Orchestra conducted by Antony Hermus.

More information about the Competition can be found here.

The twelve finalists are

Hana Chang 
Dayoon You
Karen Su
Ruslan Talas
Anna Im
Elli Choi
SongHa Choi
Julian Rhee
Kevin Zhu
Minami Yoshida
Dmytro Udovychenko
Joshua Brown

Representation of KCB

At Bozar, the violinists will be judged by an international jury, including Philippe Graffin, professor of violin at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel (KCB). We are particularly proud that he is contributing his expertise and keen eye for young talent to this renowned international competition.

In addition, another KCB professor has strong ties to this competition. In 1980, Yuzuko Horigome won First Prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition, marking the beginning of a highly successful international career.

Read the biographies of our professors:

Philippe Graffin, jury member Queen Elisabeth Competition

It's like a detective game, you're trying to understand the violinist. With all these musical philosophies and cultures represented here, it is also enriching for each of us.

Queen Elisabeth Competition 2024 - Violin KCB
Philippe Graffin
Professor KCB
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