The age category prizes have been announced at the 2017 Kloster Schöntal International Violin Competition, in Kunzelsau, Germany.
1st prize win the Junior Division (14 Years and Younger) was awarded to 12 year old Wan Ching Hannah Tam from China/Hong Kong.
2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to 12 year old Non Aoyama from Japan and 13 year old Mingxuan Su from China.
1st Prize in the Intermediate Division (15 to 17 Years Old) was awarded to 16 year old Simon Zhu from Germany.
SIMON ZHU & LIGA SKRIDE | WAXMAN | CARMEN FANTASY | 2017 KLOSTER SCHÖNTAL INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | INTERMEDIATE DIVISION 1ST PRIZE
2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to 16 year old Chaowen Luo and 17 year old Yiming Liu from China.
1st Prize in Senior Division (18 to 20 Years Old) was awarded to 19 year old Federico Mechelli-Uhl from Germany/Italy.
2nd and 3rd Prizes were awarded to 19 year old Hans Christian Aavik from Estonia and 19 year old Angelina Gvozdareva from Russia.
The prestigious €5000 ‘Reinhold Wurth’ Further Education Scholarship, presented to the ‘Most Promising Talent’ at this year’s competition, was awarded to 16 year old Simon Zhu from Germany.
Simon was also awarded the ‘Virtuosi’ prize – for the best interpretation of a bravura show piece during the competition.
Former Kloster Schöntal competition prize winners include: VC Artists InMo Yang, Sarah Christian, Yury Revich, Igor Pikayzen, Alexander Conunova, Nikita Boriso-Glebsky, Rennosuke Fukuda, Ziyu He and Ioana Christina Goicea.
This year’s jury comprised: Petru Munteanu (Chair), Eduard Grach, Florian Leonhard, Raissa Mussakhajaeva, Marianne Piketty, Paul Roczek, Weidong Tong, Krzystof Wegrzyn and Quian Zhou.