25-year-old Simon Wiener from Switzerland has this week been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Brahms International Violin Competition – in Pörtschach, Austria.
A student of Ilya Gringolts at the Zurich University of the Arts, and former student of Zakhar Bron and Renaud Capuçon at the University of Lausanne, Simon is a former top prize winner at the Wieniawski-Lipinski and Rahn Musikpreis International Violin Competitions.
2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to Tikhon Lukyanenko from Russia - and Hwapyung Yoo from South Korea.
Simon will receive €2500 (USD $2750).
The 2019 jury comprised: Andrej Bielow, Arik Braude, Michael Frischenschlager, Anna Kandinsky, Elisabeth Jess-Kropfitsch, Orfej Simic and Andreas Vierziger.