21-year-old cellist Miles Mullin-Chivers from Australia has been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Gisborne International Music Competition – in Gisborne, New Zealand.
A graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2017, where he studied with 2019 jury member Julian Smiles, Miles will receive NZ $10,000.
MILES MULLIN-CHIVNERS & SOMI KIM | PAGANINI | MOSES VARIATIONS | 2019 GISBORNE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION | 1ST PRIZE
2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to 23-year-old cellist Sam Lucas from Australia – and 21-year-old violinist Katherine Woo.
The NZ $2000 prize for the 'most promising player' was awarded to 17-year-old Australian violinist, Leanne McGowan.
This year’s competition will be adjudicated by Auckland Philharmonia Principal Flutist, Melanie Lançon – and Goldner String Quartet cellist, Julian Smiles.
Previous 1st prize winners include 2017 Queen Elisabeth International Cello Competition prize winner, VC Young Artist Santiago Canon Valencia, 2015 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition prize winner, Amalia Hall – and 2016 Lipizer International Violin Competition prize winner, James Dong.