The Houston Symphony Orchestra has announced marimbist Jisu Jung as the 1st prize winner of the 2018 43rd Houston Symphony Ima Hogg Competition - in Houston, USA.
A graduate of the Seoul National Arts High School and the Peabody Conservatory and the Yale School of Music, Jisu is a former 1st prize winner at the Korean-US National Competition and the CBS Youth Music Competition.
She will receive US $25,000 - plus a solo concerto performance with the Houston Symphony.
2nd prize was awarded to violinist Hyun Jae Lim.
3rd and 4th prizes were awarded to cellist Alexander Hersh and violinist Michael Ferri.
The annual competition, named in honour of Houston Symphony co-founder and former President Ms Ima Hogg, was established to identify outstanding young instrumentalists and support their pursuit of careers in music.
Previous 1st prize winners include: violinist, VC Young Artist Luke Hsu.