28-year-old Diana Tishchenko from Ukraine has been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Long Thibaud Crespin International Violin Competition – in Paris, France.
A graduate of the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin, where she studied with Ulf Wallin, and current post graduate student of Boris Kuschnir at the Kunstuniversität Graz, Diana is a former major prize winner at the Shanghai Issac Stern, ARD and Oistrakh International Violin Competitions.
2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to 24-year-old Mayumi Kanagawa from the United States and 24-year-old Dmitri Smirnov from Russia.
4th, 5th and 6th prizes were awarded to 18-year-old Louisa Staples from the United Kingdom, 26-year-old Arata Yumi from Japan and 25-year-old Daniel Kogan from Russia/Canada.
Diana will receive €25,000, the 3 year old of a fine J.B Guadganini violin – plus a number of important concert engagements.
The special prize for the best interpretation in the concerto round was awarded to Mayumi Kanagawa.
The special 'Warner Classics & Erato' prize, a cd recording on the label, was awarded to Diana Tishchenko.
The special prize for the best interpretation of this year’s new work ‘Autumn Rhythm’ was awarded to Dmitri Smirnov.
The 2018 jury comprised: Renaud Capuçon (President), Alena Baeva, Kolja Blacher, James Ehnes, Martin Engstroem, Linda Gourdjia, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Guillaume Sutre, Akiko Suwanai, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Maxim Vengerov and Qian Zhou.