The 4 category prize winners have this week been announced at the 2019 Leonid Kogan International Competition for Young Violinists – in Brussels, Belgium.
1st Prize in the 9 years and younger category was awarded to Kornii Sheldunov from Ukraine.
Joint 2nd Prize was awarded to Patriks Kļaviņš from Latvia – and Luísa Sousa Margalho from Portugal.
Joint 3rd Prize was awarded to Cecilia Arnau Torán from Spain – and Leander Hennes Resch from Germany.
The 1st prize in the 10 to 13 year old category was awarded to Sieun Moon from South Korea.
Joint 2nd Prize was awarded to Elizabeth Gekova from Bulgaria – and Marie Veronica Helling from Poland/Germany.
Joint 3rd prize was awarded to Roman Červinka from the Czech Republic, Paride Losacco from Italy, Hana Shah from Great Britain – and Alberto Friman from Finland.
1st Prize in the 14 to 17 year old category was awarded to Daniil Bulayev from Latvia.
No 2nd Prize was awarded.
3rd Prize was awarded to Alberto Sanz Rivera from Spain.
Joint 1st Prize in the 18 to 23 year old category was awarded to Seira Horiuchi from Japan and Yoko Ishikura from Japan.
2nd prize was awarded to Ayane Okabe from Japan.
3rd prize was awarded to Annastella Gibboni from Italy.
Previous prize winners include VC Rising Star Maria Dueñas.
The 2019 jury comprised: Karen Aroutiounian (President), Michael Vaiman, Sergey Khachatryan, Igor Unterberg, Aram Gevorkian and Eric Melon.