23 year old Ji Yoon Lee, from South Korea and 25 year old Liya Petrova, from Bulgaria have just minutes ago been awarded joint-1st Prize at the 2016 Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition, in Odense, Denmark.
3rd prize was awarded to 25 year old Luke Hsu, from the United States.
Joint-4th prize was awarded to Semi-Finalists, Ji Won Song, Karen Kido and Soo-Hyun Park.
Ji Yoon and Liya will receive €11,000 (US $12,500) each, a CD recording on the Orchid Records label – and a minimum of five concert engagements with top European orchestras.
Ji Yoon was in addition awarded the €1,500 “Odense Symphony Orchestra Prize” and the €1,500 “Children’s Jury Prize”.
Soo-Hyun Park was awarded the €2,000 prize for the best performance of this year’s new work, by composer Jesper Koch.
This year’s jury comprises: Nikolaj Znaider (Chairperson), VC ‘Artist’ Noah Bendix-Balgley, Mats Engström, Kathryn Enticott, Charles Hamlen, Werner Hink, Kathryn Stott, Eugen Tichindeleanu and Jian Wang.