BREAKING | VC Rising Star Maria Dueñas Awarded 1st Prize at Russia’s Spivakov Competition

15-year-old VC Rising Star Maria Dueñas has been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Vladimir Spivakov International Violin Competition

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15-year-old VC Rising Star Maria Dueñas from Spain has today been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 2nd Vladimir Spivakov International Violin Competition – in Ufa, Russia.

A student of 2018 jury member Boris Kuschnir at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna and the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Maria is a former top prize winner at the Leonid Kogan, Georg Philipp Telemann, Zhuhai and Yankelevich International Violin Competitions.

She will receive at 1912 Riccardo Antoniazzi fine violin – valued at US $140,000.

2nd prize was awarded to 25-year-old Fyodor Beznosikov from Russia.

3rd prize was awarded to 22-year-old Issei Kurihara from Japan.

The 2018 jury comprised: Mikhail Kopelman (Chairman of the Jury), Vladimir Spivakov, Qian Zhou, Takashi Shimizu, Boris Kuschnir and Sergei Dogadin.

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