26 year old Korean-American violinist Elly Suh has been awarded 1st prize at the 17th 2017 Moroccan Philharmonic Orchestra International Music Competition, in Casablanca, Morocco.
A graduate of The Juilliard School and the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Robert Mann, Joel Smirnoff and Sally Thomas, Elly is a former prize winner at the Paganini, Michael Hill, Oistrakh and Naumburg International Violin Competitions - and was recently awarded 1st prize at the 2016 Oleh Krysa International Violin Competition, in Lviv, Ukraine.
She is currently completing post-graduate studies with Professor Pierre Amoyal at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg.
“It was a joy to play Mozart and Brahms this past week with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Maroc and Maestro Olivier Holt …” Elly has told The Violin Channel.
“… I am very grateful for the opportunity to meet new friends and colleagues, and to be able to share great music and experiences together .... thank you for this honor, and bravo to all the prize winners …” she has said.
Elly will receive €5000 (US $5400) - and a number of important performance opportunities.
2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to 16 year old David Elias Moncado from Germany and 21 year old Mohamed Hiber from France.
The 2017 jury comprised: Regis Pasquier (Chairman), Roland Daugareil, Ahmed Essyad, Suzann Gessner, Mark Gothoni, Jean Lenert and Marian Rybicki.