It’s Russia vs Ukraine in Queen Elisabeth semis

It’s Russia vs Ukraine in Queen Elisabeth semis

The last 24 in the 2024 Queen Elisabeth violin competition were decided last night in Brussels.

They include Dmitry Smirnov of Russia, a dark horse, and Bohdan Luts of Ukraine (pic), recent winner of the Nielsen and Long Thibaud contests.

Each will play a Mozart concerto, followed by a new, unpublished work by Charlotte Bray, to be heard for the first time tomorrow.

The jury consists of: Gilles Ledure (Chairman), Augustin Dumay, Miriam Fried, Lorenzo Gatto, Philippe Graffin, Koichiro Harada, Dong-Suk Kang, Kyung Sun Lee, Midori, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Baiba Skride and Isabelle van Keulen.

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