15-year-old violinist Charlotte Marckx from the United States has been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Stulberg International String Competition – at the Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
A student of Simon James in Seattle, Charlotte is a former major prize winner at the MTNA National String Competition and the Johansen International Competition for Young String Players.
2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to 15-year-old cellist La Li and 17-year-old violinist Maya Anjali Buchanan.
CHARLOTTE MARCKX | SAINT-SAENS VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 3 | 3RD MVT | 2018 STULBERG INTERNATIONAL STRING COMPETITION | 1ST PRIZE | 15 YEARS OLD
LA LI | ELGAR CELLO CONCERTO | 1ST & 2ND MVTS | 2018 STULBERG INTERNATIONAL STRING COMPETITION | 2ND PRIZE | 15 YEARS OLD
MAYA ANJALI BUCHANAN | KORNGOLD VIOLIN CONCERTO | 2ND & 3RD MVTS | 2018 STULBERG INTERNATIONAL STRING COMPETITION | 3RD PRIZE | 17 YEARS OLD
Charlotte will receive US $6,000 – plus a number of domestic concerto performance opportunities.
She was also awarded the 2018 prize for the ‘best performance of a work by J.S. Bach’ in the Semi-Final round.
CHARLOTTE MARCKX | BACH | SOLO SONATA NO. 2 IN A MINOR | GRAVE | 2018 STULBERG INTERNATIONAL STRING COMPETITION | 1ST PRIZE | 15 YEARS OLD
Open to violinists, violists, cellists and bassists of any nationality aged 19 or under, former prize winners include Joshua Bell, Soovin Kim, Rachel Barton Pine and Jennifer Koh – and VC Artists Zeyu Victor Li, Zlatomir Fung, Matthew Lipman and Benjamin Beilman.
The 2018 jury comprised: Aaron Dworkin, Anthony Ross and Scott St John.
Full competition streaming available at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/mWy3WRYcuUF