Prizes Awarded at Inaugural Birmingham International Piano Chamber Music Competition

Violinist Usha Kapoor and pianist Edward Leung have been awarded 1st prize at the inaugural Birmingham International Piano Chamber Music Competition

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24-year-old American violinist Usha Kapoor and 23-year-old American pianist Edward Leung have this week been awarded 1st prize at the inaugural Birmingham International Piano Chamber Music Competition – at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Usha is a current post-graduate student of Mihaela Martin at the Cologne University of Music.

Edward currently studies at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire – with pianist Pascal Nemirovski.

They will receive £4,000, a recording with the Resonus Classics label – plus a number of important professional engagements, including performances at London’s Wigmore Hall, the Winchester Chamber Music Festival, the Ulverston Festival and Brussels’ Chamber Circle.

This year’s jury comprised: Adam Binks, Katya Apekisheva, Daniel Tong, John Thwaites, Michael Gurevich, Robin Ireland, Alice Neary and Christoph Richter.

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