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BREAKING | Joint 1st Prize Awarded at Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition

Ji Yoon Lee and Liya Petrova have been awarded joint-1st Prize at the 2016 Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition

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.

PICTURED: 2016 Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition Joint-1st Prize Winners, Ji Yoon Lee and Liya Petrova (Photo Credit: Knud Erik Jørgensen/OS/NIkkon)

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