Prizes Awarded at Italian’s Salieri-Zinetti Chamber Music Competition

Cellist Christoph Croise and pianist Oxana Schevehenko have been awarded 1st prize at the 2016 Salieri-Zinetti International Chamber Music Competition

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22 year old cellist Christoph Croise, from France and 29 year old pianist Oxana Schevehenko, from Kazhakstan have been awarded 1st prize at the 2016 Salieri-Zinetti International Chamber Music Competition, in Verona, Italy.

2nd prize was awarded to the Ebonit Saxophone Quartet – comprising saxophonists: Simone Muller, Dineke Nauta, Johannes Pfeuffer and Paulina Kulesza.

Joint-3rd prize was awarded to Duo Sciolto, comprising saxophonist Alexandre Gallego and pianist Gabriel Lopez Rodriguez – and Duo Sonoro, comprising violinist Andrew Pavlov and pianist Valeriia Shulga.

Christoph and Oxana will receive €5000 (US $5600) each and a number of important European performance opportunieis.

A student Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt at the Berlin University of Arts, Christoph is a former 1st prize winner at the Brahms International Cello Competition and the International Manhattan Music Competition – and was just last month awarded 1st prize at the 2016 Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld International Cello Competition, in Harbin, China.

A graduate of the Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory, where she studied with Elena Kuznetsova and Sergey Kuznetsov, Oxana is a former 1st prize winner at the Scottish and Franz Liszt International Piano Competitions.

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