Prizes Awarded at Poland's 2020 Zbigniew Seifert Jazz Violin Competition

Joint top prize was awarded to violinists Johannes Dickbauer and Youenn Rohaut at the 2020 Zbigniew Seifert Jazz Violin Competition, in Poland

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Joint 2nd prize was this week awarded to Austrian violinist Johannes Dickbauer and French violinist Youenn Rohaut - at the 2020 Zbigniew Seifert Jazz Violin Competition, in Warsaw, Poland.

A graduate of the Curtis Institute, where he studied with Pamela Frank, Johanes is a former prize winner at the Sion and Musica Juventutis International Violin Competition Competition.

A graduate of the University of Toulouse and Toulouse Jazz Conservatory, Youenn is a former prize winner at the Stéphane Grappelli Competition.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's competition was judged via online submissions.

No 1st prize was awarded at this year's competition.

Both top prize winners will receive €5,000.

Joint 3rd prizes were awarded to Israeli violinist Omer Ashano from Israel and French violinist Clément Janinet.

The 2020 jury comprised: Ernst Reijseger, Michał Urbaniak and Miroslav Vitous.