22 year old VC Young Artist Sirena Huang from the United States has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the 2017 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition in Boca Raton, USA.
A graduate of the Juilliard School, and current post graduate student of Hyo Kang at Yale University, Sirena is a former major prize winner at the Singapore and Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competitions.
2nd prize was awarded to 19 year old Alina Ming Kobialka from the United States.
3rd prize was awarded to 25 year old Hannah Tarley from the United States.
Honorable mention was awarded to 25 year old Quanshuai Li from China.
Sirena will receive US $30,000, a modern violin made by Feng Jiang, Jeffrey Phillips, Andrew Ryan and John Young, a Musafia violin case, silver-mounted bow, significant career development, publicity and management support - plus a number of important performance opportunities.
The 2017 jury comprised: Daniel Heifetz (Jury Chair), Andrés Cárdenes, Charles Castleman, Alexander Gilman, Gudny Gudmundsdottir, Ilya Kaler and Vera Tsu Wei-ling.
2017 ELMAR OLIVEIRA INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | FINAL ROUND | NIGHT 1