Viola Wins Sole 1st Prize at Cremona Luthier Competition

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Charles Coquet Viola 1st Prize Cremona Luthier Cover

The prize winners have been announced at the 2015 Cremona Triennale Luthiere competition, in Cremona, Italy – with only 1 sole gold medal awarded, to the ‘Best Viola’.

In the violin category, 2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to Viateur Roy from Canada and Davide Sora from Italy.

No 1st prize was awarded.

In the viola category, 1st prize was awarded to Charles Coquet from France.

2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to Borja Bernabeu from Spain and Krzysztof Krupa from Poland.

In the cello category, 2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to Viateur Roy from Canada and Sungdeok Seo from South Korea.

No 1st prize was awarded.

In the double bass category, 2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to Marianne Lenzini from Italy and Patrick Charton from France.

No 1st prize was awarded.

Honorable mentions were awarded to Marcin Krupa from Poland, David Leonard Wiedmer from Switzerland, Gonzalo Bayolo from Spain, Jeff Phillips from the United States and Jo Hwan Park from South Korea.

A total of 445 instruments were submitted, by 223 makers from 31 countries, the event organisers have said.

This year’s jury comprised: jury president Paolo Salvelli, luthiers Andrea Frandsen, Nicola Lazzari, Tetsuo Matsuda, Luca Primon, Raymond Schryer, violinists Francisca Mendoza and Massimo Quarta, violist Patrick Judt and cellists Walter Stauffer and Alain Ruaux.

PICTURED: 2015 sole 1st prize winner, Charles Coquet from France.

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