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

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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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