Prizes Awarded at Switzerland's Junior Tibor Varga Violin Competition

17-year-old Lora Markova from Bulgaria has been awarded 1st prize at the 2021 Junior Tibor Varga International Violin Competition, in Sion, Switzerland

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A student of Blagorodna Taneva at the Lyubomir Pipkov National Music School in Sofia, Lora is a former major prize winner at the Andrea Postacchini, Odessa, Leonid Kogan, and il Piccolo Violino Magico Violin Compeitions. She will receive CHF 5,000.

 

LORA MARKOVA | WAXMAN | CARMEN FANTASY | 2021 TIBOR VARGA INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 1ST PRIZE

 

2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to 15-year-old Anais Feller from the United States and 15-year-old Moë Dierstein from Germany.

The 2021 jury comprised: Pavel Vernikov (President), Alexia Eichhorn, Dong-Suk Kang, Noémie Robidas, and Thomas Jung.

In a new initiative, all candidates who did not make it to the final round of this year's competition were also invited to join the jury.