The Fifth Schoenfeld International String Competition has been postponed until December. The competition, held in the Chinese city of Harbin, was due to take place in July, but will now run 2-16 December.
“We see the competition a valuable opportunity for the young generation in their path of career and development and it has been a pride for Harbin and brings joy and artistic life to the people who care for art and music,” said COO Yeung-ping Chen. “Running the competition, even with the unprecedented challenges we are all facing now, has always been a mission for our culture and our young musicians today.”
Two of the original jury (Dmitry Sitkovetsky and Anne Gastinel) have had to pull out as a result of the postponement. The jury now consists of Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Arto Noras, Claudio Bohórquez, Alexander Chaushian, Jinjoo Cho, Young-Chang Cho, Michael Frischenschlager, Stefan Popov, Linus Roth and Lina Yu.
The Schoenfeld will announce the candidates for the live rounds in the coming weeks.
The first place prize is USD30,000.