18-year-old Chien Chin from China has this week been awarded 1st prize in the Senior 16-18 year old age category at the 2019 Ilona Fehér International Violin Competition – in Budapest, Hungary.
2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to 18-year-old Doga Altınok from Turkey- and 16-year-old Sára Kovács from Hungary.
Chien will receive €1000.
1st prize in the Intermediate 13-15 year old age category was awarded to 15-year-old Mariam Obolashvili from Georgia.
2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to 14-year-old Benedetta Fiechter from Italy – and 15-year-old Evan Pyne from Canada.
1st prize in the Junior 9-12 year old age category was awarded to 11-year-old Yume Tomita from Japan/United Kingdom.
2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to 11-year-old Gáspár Kelemen from Hungary – and 10-year-old Defne Güngör from Turkey.
The 2019 jury comprised: Shlomo Mintz (President), Cihat Aşkın, Herbert Greenberg, Lutsia Ibragimov, Qian Zhou and Éva Ácsné Szily.