Here are semi-finalists in the three categories that have been decided so far (Orchestra semi-finalists still to be announced, and we don’t have preliminaries for age 14 and under, all comers welcome!)

SOLO DIVISION

1.    Claudio Hernandez, Venezuela
2.    Alexander Jacobsen, USA
3.    Hojung Jung, USA
4.    Francesco Platoni, Italy
5.    Luis Primera, Venezuela
6.    Isac Ryu, Korea/USA
7.    Evren Sen, Turkey
8.    Mikyung Soung, Korea/USA
9.    Samuel Suggs, USA
10.    Chunyang Wang, USA

Che-Yu Chang, France, is first alternate, and Mario Raul Garcia Capodicasa, Venezuela, second alternate.

JAZZ DIVISION

The International Society of Bassists is proud to announce that the ten semi-finalists for the jazz division of the 2015 ISB Double Bass Competition are, in alphabetical order:

1.    Cooper Appelt
2.    Adam Cote
3.    Nicholas Dunston
4.    Mike Forfia
5.    Calum Gourlay
6.    Blake Meister
7.    Ethan Philion
8.    John Sims
9.    Alexander Spradling
10.    Daniel Ziemann

Max Stehr is first alternate, Luca Lombardi is second alternate, Karl Kohut is third alternate and Francisco Ojeda is fourth alternate.

AGE 15-18 DIVISION

The International Society of Bassists is proud to announce that the ten semi-finalists for the age 15-18 division of the 2015 ISB Double Bass Competition are, in alphabetical order:

1.    Aleck Belcher
2.    Ian Donovan
3.    Michael Gabriel
4.    Marcus Gaved
5.    Erick Martinez
6.    John Mietus
7.    Paris Myers
8.    Yunliang Qiu
9.    Ruben Rodriguez
10.    Daniel Tancredi

Brock Drevlow is first alternate, and Thomas Graul is second alternate.