26-year-old John-Henry Crawford from the United States has this week been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Carlos Prieto International Cello Competition – in Morelia, Mexico.
A graduate of the Curtis Institute, where he studied with Carter Brey and Peter Wiley, and current student of Joel Krosnick at the Juilliard School, John-Henry is a former top prize winner at the American String Teachers' National Solo Competition, the Greenfield Concerto Competition and the Lynn Harrell Competition.
He will receive US $10,000, a CD recording – plus a number of performance opportunities.
2nd prize at this year's competition was awarded to cellist Katherine Audas from the United States.
Joint-3rd prize was awarded to Edward Luengo from the United States - and Mingyao Zhao from China.
The 2019 jury comprised: Jesús Castro-Balbi, Mario Lavista, William Molina, Philippe Muller, Namula, Asier Polo and Carlos Prieto.