First round violin 2012
Monday 30 April 2012 - Saturday 5 May 2012 (15:00 & 20:00) Flagey, Brussels
A total of 88 candidates were admitted to the first round of this year's violin competition. As some candidates have withdrawn, there are 78 actual participants, 39 women and 39 men, of 28 different nationalities.

Programme to be performed by the candidates
The jury will choose from the following works proposed by the candidate :
- the Sonata in G minor, A minor or C major for solo violin by J.S. Bach,
- the first movement of the Concerto in D minor by R. Schumann,
- three Caprices by N. Paganini.

  • All dates
  • Monday 30 April 2012
  • Tuesday 1 May 2012
  • Wednesday 2 May 2012
  • Thursday 3 May 2012
  • Friday 4 May 2012
  • Saturday 5 May 2012
Monday 30 April 2012 - Studio 4 (Flagey) - 15:00
Josef Spacek
(Czech Republic, °1986)

Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 11 in C major
Johann Sebastian Bach Grave - Fuga (Sonata n. 2 in A minor BWV 1003)
Jonas Vitaud, pianist accompanist
Soh Yon Kim
(Korea, °1989)

Johann Sebastian Bach Grave - Fuga (Sonata n. 2 in A minor BWV 1003)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 17 in E flat major
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Jonas Vitaud, pianist accompanist
Yuuki Wong
(Austria, °1982)

Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Johann Sebastian Bach Adagio - Fuga : Allegro (Sonata n. 1 in G minor BWV 1001)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 11 in C major
Takashi Sato, pianist accompanist
Myung-Eun Lee
(Korea, °1987)

Johann Sebastian Bach Adagio - Fuga : Allegro (Sonata n. 1 in G minor BWV 1001)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 2 in B minor
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Dana Protopopescu, pianist accompanist
Stephen Tavani
(United States of America, °1992)

Johann Sebastian Bach Adagio - Fuga : Allegro (Sonata n. 1 in G minor BWV 1001)
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 24 in A minor
Jonas Vitaud, pianist accompanist
Igor Pikayzen
(Russian Federation, United States of America, °1987)

Johann Sebastian Bach Grave - Fuga (Sonata n. 2 in A minor BWV 1003)
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 23 in E flat major
Takashi Sato, pianist accompanist
Jinjoo Cho
(Korea, °1988)

Johann Sebastian Bach Grave - Fuga (Sonata n. 2 in A minor BWV 1003)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 24 in A minor
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Thomas Hoppe, pianist accompanist
Monday 30 April 2012 - Studio 4 (Flagey) - 20:00
Claire Dassesse
(Belgium, °1989)

Johann Sebastian Bach Adagio - Fuga : Allegro (Sonata n. 1 in G minor BWV 1001)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 20 in D major
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Thomas Hoppe, pianist accompanist
Elena Graf
(Germany, Switzerland, °1988)

Johann Sebastian Bach Adagio - Fuga : Allegro (Sonata n. 1 in G minor BWV 1001)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 10 in G minor
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Katsura Mizumoto, pianist accompanist
Erzhan Kulibaev
(Kazakhstan, Spain, °1986)

Johann Sebastian Bach Grave - Fuga (Sonata n. 2 in A minor BWV 1003)
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 17 in E flat major
Jonas Vitaud, pianist accompanist
GaHyun Cho
(Korea, °1983)

Johann Sebastian Bach Grave - Fuga (Sonata n. 2 in A minor BWV 1003)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 21 in A major
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Thomas Hoppe, pianist accompanist
Aylen Pritchin
(Russian Federation, °1987)

Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Johann Sebastian Bach Grave - Fuga (Sonata n. 2 in A minor BWV 1003)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 7 in A minor
Takashi Sato, pianist accompanist
Ermir Abeshi
(Albania, United States of America, °1987)

Johann Sebastian Bach Grave - Fuga (Sonata n. 2 in A minor BWV 1003)
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 11 in C major
Thomas Hoppe, pianist accompanist
Tuesday 1 May 2012 - Studio 4 (Flagey) - 15:00
Maria-Elisabeth Lott
(Germany, °1987)

Johann Sebastian Bach Adagio - Fuga : Allegro (Sonata n. 1 in G minor BWV 1001)
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 17 in E flat major
Thomas Hoppe, pianist accompanist
Stanislav Pronin
(Canada, °1985)

Johann Sebastian Bach Adagio - Fuga : Allegro (Sonata n. 1 in G minor BWV 1001)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 17 in E flat major
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Dana Protopopescu, pianist accompanist
Lev Solodovnikov
(Russian Federation, °1987)

Johann Sebastian Bach Adagio - Fuga : Allegro (Sonata n. 1 in G minor BWV 1001)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 7 in A minor
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Daria Novokreshchenova, pianist accompanist
Stefan Tarara
(Germany, Romania, °1986)

Johann Sebastian Bach Adagio - Fuga : Allegro (Sonata n. 1 in G minor BWV 1001)
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 4 in C minor
Daniel Blumenthal, pianist accompanist
Soojin Han
(Korea, Great Britain, °1986)

Johann Sebastian Bach Adagio - Fuga : Allegro (Sonata n. 1 in G minor BWV 1001)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 24 in A minor
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Dana Protopopescu, pianist accompanist
Simon Michal
(Czech Republic, °1993)

Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Johann Sebastian Bach Adagio - Fuga : Allegro (Sonata n. 1 in G minor BWV 1001)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 1 in E major
Dana Protopopescu, pianist accompanist
Sulki Yu
(Korea, °1985)

Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Johann Sebastian Bach Grave - Fuga (Sonata n. 2 in A minor BWV 1003)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 11 in C major
Daniel Blumenthal, pianist accompanist
Tuesday 1 May 2012 - Studio 4 (Flagey) - 20:00
Hyun Su Shin
(Korea, °1987)

Johann Sebastian Bach Adagio - Fuga : Allegro (Sonata n. 1 in G minor BWV 1001)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 24 in A minor
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Takashi Sato, pianist accompanist
Mari Poll
(Estonia, °1987)

Johann Sebastian Bach Grave - Fuga (Sonata n. 2 in A minor BWV 1003)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 15 in E minor
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Thomas Hoppe, pianist accompanist
Emma Steele
(United States of America, °1990)

Johann Sebastian Bach Grave - Fuga (Sonata n. 2 in A minor BWV 1003)
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 7 in A minor
Dana Protopopescu, pianist accompanist
Tatsuki Narita
(Japan, °1992)

Johann Sebastian Bach Grave - Fuga (Sonata n. 2 in A minor BWV 1003)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 1 in E major
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Márta Godény, pianist accompanist
Yury Revich
(Russian Federation, °1991)

Johann Sebastian Bach Adagio - Fuga : Allegro (Sonata n. 1 in G minor BWV 1001)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 24 in A minor
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Takashi Sato, pianist accompanist
Xavier Alejandro Inchausti
(Argentina, °1990)

Johann Sebastian Bach Adagio - Fuga : Allegro (Sonata n. 1 in G minor BWV 1001)
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 2 in B minor
Takashi Sato, pianist accompanist
Wednesday 2 May 2012 - Studio 4 (Flagey) - 15:00
Harriet Langley
(Australia, °1992)

Johann Sebastian Bach Adagio - Fuga : Allegro (Sonata n. 1 in G minor BWV 1001)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 17 in E flat major
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Luc Devos, pianist accompanist
Diana Tishchenko
(Ukraine, °1990)

Johann Sebastian Bach Adagio - Fuga : Allegro (Sonata n. 1 in G minor BWV 1001)
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 11 in C major
Dana Protopopescu, pianist accompanist
Jung Yoon Yang
(Korea, °1986)

Johann Sebastian Bach Adagio - Fuga : Allegro (Sonata n. 1 in G minor BWV 1001)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 24 in A minor
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Dana Protopopescu, pianist accompanist
Suliman Tekalli
(United States of America, °1987)

Johann Sebastian Bach Grave - Fuga (Sonata n. 2 in A minor BWV 1003)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 1 in E major
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Daniel Blumenthal, pianist accompanist
Marc Bouchkov
(Belgium, °1991)

Johann Sebastian Bach Adagio - Fuga : Allegro (Sonata n. 1 in G minor BWV 1001)
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 7 in A minor
Takashi Sato, pianist accompanist
Stefani Collins
(United States of America, °1989)

Johann Sebastian Bach Adagio - Fuga : Allegro (Sonata n. 1 in G minor BWV 1001)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 11 in C major
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Daniel Blumenthal, pianist accompanist
Michelle Ross
(United States of America, Canada, °1987)

Johann Sebastian Bach Adagio - Fuga : Allegro (Sonata n. 1 in G minor BWV 1001)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 20 in D major
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Dana Protopopescu, pianist accompanist
Wednesday 2 May 2012 - Studio 4 (Flagey) - 20:00
Sergey Malov
(Russian Federation, °1983)

Johann Sebastian Bach Grave - Fuga (Sonata n. 2 in A minor BWV 1003)
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 5 in A minor
Jonas Vitaud, pianist accompanist
Louise Chisson
(France, °1987)

Johann Sebastian Bach Adagio - Fuga : Alla breve (Sonata n. 3 in C major BWV 1005)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 24 in A minor
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Tamara Atschba, pianist accompanist
Daichi Nakamura
(Japan, °1990)

Johann Sebastian Bach Adagio - Fuga : Allegro (Sonata n. 1 in G minor BWV 1001)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 17 in E flat major
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Jonas Vitaud, pianist accompanist
Maria Milstein
(France, °1985)

Johann Sebastian Bach Adagio - Fuga : Alla breve (Sonata n. 3 in C major BWV 1005)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 24 in A minor
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Luc Devos, pianist accompanist
Jolente De Maeyer
(Belgium, °1984)

Johann Sebastian Bach Adagio - Fuga : Allegro (Sonata n. 1 in G minor BWV 1001)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 20 in D major
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Luc Devos, pianist accompanist
Kristi Gjezi
(France, °1990)

Johann Sebastian Bach Adagio - Fuga : Alla breve (Sonata n. 3 in C major BWV 1005)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 1 in E major
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Thursday 3 May 2012 - Studio 4 (Flagey) - 15:00
Petteri Iivonen
(Finland, °1987)

Johann Sebastian Bach Adagio - Fuga : Allegro (Sonata n. 1 in G minor BWV 1001)
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 17 in E flat major
Jonas Vitaud, pianist accompanist
Haik Kazazyan
(Russian Federation, Armenia, °1982)

Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Johann Sebastian Bach Grave - Fuga (Sonata n. 2 in A minor BWV 1003)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 24 in A minor
Dana Protopopescu, pianist accompanist
Birthe Blom
(The Netherlands, °1982)

Johann Sebastian Bach Adagio - Fuga : Allegro (Sonata n. 1 in G minor BWV 1001)
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 2 in B minor
Thomas Hoppe, pianist accompanist
Matous Michal
(Czech Republic, °1992)

Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Johann Sebastian Bach Grave - Fuga (Sonata n. 2 in A minor BWV 1003)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 24 in A minor
Takashi Sato, pianist accompanist
Arsenis Selalmazidis
(Greece, Russian Federation, °1990)

Johann Sebastian Bach Adagio - Fuga : Allegro (Sonata n. 1 in G minor BWV 1001)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 4 in C minor
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Daniel Blumenthal, pianist accompanist
Bomsori Kim
(Korea, °1989)

Johann Sebastian Bach Adagio - Fuga : Allegro (Sonata n. 1 in G minor BWV 1001)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 5 in A minor
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Thomas Hoppe, pianist accompanist
Cristian Andrei Fatu
(Romania, °1983)

Johann Sebastian Bach Grave - Fuga (Sonata n. 2 in A minor BWV 1003)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 21 in A major
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Takashi Sato, pianist accompanist
Thursday 3 May 2012 - Studio 4 (Flagey) - 20:00
Marisol Lee
(Korea, °1987)

Johann Sebastian Bach Grave - Fuga (Sonata n. 2 in A minor BWV 1003)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 17 in E flat major
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Jonas Vitaud, pianist accompanist
Fabiola Kim
(United States of America, Korea, °1991)

Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 4 in C minor
Johann Sebastian Bach Adagio - Fuga : Alla breve (Sonata n. 3 in C major BWV 1005)
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Thomas Hoppe, pianist accompanist
Mai Suzuki
(Japan, °1989)

Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Johann Sebastian Bach Grave - Fuga (Sonata n. 2 in A minor BWV 1003)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 24 in A minor
Dana Protopopescu, pianist accompanist
Nikki Chooi
(Canada, °1989)

Johann Sebastian Bach Grave - Fuga (Sonata n. 2 in A minor BWV 1003)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 17 in E flat major
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Thomas Hoppe, pianist accompanist
Elina Buksha
(Latvia, °1990)

Johann Sebastian Bach Adagio - Fuga : Allegro (Sonata n. 1 in G minor BWV 1001)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 11 in C major
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Dana Protopopescu, pianist accompanist
Chi Li
(Chinese Taipei, °1994)

Johann Sebastian Bach Adagio - Fuga : Alla breve (Sonata n. 3 in C major BWV 1005)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 24 in A minor
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Jonas Vitaud, pianist accompanist
Friday 4 May 2012 - Studio 4 (Flagey) - 15:00
Boson Mo
(Canada, °1990)

Johann Sebastian Bach Adagio - Fuga : Allegro (Sonata n. 1 in G minor BWV 1001)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 23 in E flat major
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Daniel Blumenthal, pianist accompanist
Christopher Tun Andersen
(Norway, Russian Federation, °1991)

Johann Sebastian Bach Adagio - Fuga : Alla breve (Sonata n. 3 in C major BWV 1005)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 24 in A minor
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Thomas Hoppe, pianist accompanist
Aiko Kamishikiryo
(Japan, °1986)

Johann Sebastian Bach Adagio - Fuga : Alla breve (Sonata n. 3 in C major BWV 1005)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 15 in E minor
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Daniel Blumenthal, pianist accompanist
Aiko Kamishikiryo
(Japan, °1986)

Johann Sebastian Bach Adagio - Fuga : Alla breve (Sonata n. 3 in C major BWV 1005)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 15 in E minor
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Daniel Blumenthal, pianist accompanist
Julien Szulman
(France, °1985)

Johann Sebastian Bach Adagio - Fuga : Allegro (Sonata n. 1 in G minor BWV 1001)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 7 in A minor
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Thomas Hoppe, pianist accompanist
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Friday 4 May 2012 - Studio 4 (Flagey) - 20:00
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Andrey Baranov
(Russian Federation, °1986)

Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Johann Sebastian Bach Sonata n. 2 in A minor BWV 1003
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 24 in A minor
Dana Protopopescu, pianist accompanist
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Saturday 5 May 2012 - Studio 4 (Flagey) - 15:00
Dami Kim
(Korea, °1988)

Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 4 in C minor
Johann Sebastian Bach Sonata n. 2 in A minor BWV 1003
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Dana Protopopescu, pianist accompanist
Artiom Shishkov
(Belarus, °1984)

Johann Sebastian Bach Sonata n. 2 in A minor BWV 1003
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 24 in A minor
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Dasha Moroz, pianist accompanist
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Saturday 5 May 2012 - Studio 4 (Flagey) - 20:00
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Nancy Zhou
(United States of America, °1993)

Johann Sebastian Bach Sonata n. 2 in A minor BWV 1003
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 7 in A minor
Jonas Vitaud, pianist accompanist
Esther Yoo
(United States of America, °1994)

Johann Sebastian Bach Sonata n. 2 in A minor BWV 1003
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 1 in E major
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Daniel Blumenthal, pianist accompanist
Yu-Chien Tseng
(Chinese Taipei, °1994)

Johann Sebastian Bach Sonata n. 2 in A minor BWV 1003
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 5 in A minor
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Daniel Blumenthal, pianist accompanist
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