The category prizes have been awarded to the 2018 Johansen International Competition for Young String Players - in Washington D.C, USA.
In the violin category, 1st prize was awarded to 17 year old Julian Rhee from the United States.
2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to 16 year old Charlotte Marckx and 17 year old Phoenix Avalon.
2018 JOHANSEN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR YOUNG STRING PLAYERS VIOLIN CATEGORY PRIZE WINNERS - JULIAN RHEE, PHOENIX AVALON & CHARLOTTE MARCKX - WITH 2018 JUROR, CHEE-YUN
In the viola category, 1st prize was awarded to 14 year old Beatrice Chen from the United States.
2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to Yixiu Lin and Samuel Rosenthal.
In the cello category, Joint-1st prize was awarded to 15 year old Krzysztof Michalski from Poland and 16 year old Michal Balas from Poland.
3rd prize was awarded to Isaiah Kim.
The violin and viola 1st prize category winners will receive US $10,000 each.
Both 2018 joint 1st-prize cello category winners will receive US $8500 each.
This year’s jury comprised: Chee-Yun, Timothy Deighton and Peter Stumpf.
Established in 1997 and open to international string players aged 13-17, previous 1st prize winners include: VC Artists Brannon Cho, Tessa Lark, Ziyu Shen, Matthew Lipman, Nancy Zhou, Lara Boschkor and Zlatomir Fung.