30-year-old VC Artist Sergei Dogadin, from Russia, has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the inaugural 2018 Viktor Tretyakov International Violin Competition – in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.
A student of this year's jury member, Boris Kuschinir, Sergei is a former top prize winner at the Shanghai, Joseph Joachim, Tchaikovsky, ARD, Paganini and Postacchini International Violin Competitions.
Joint 2nd prize was awarded to Chisa Kitagawa from Japan and Runyin Zhang from China.
3rd prize was awarded to Shucong He from China.
Open to international violinists aged 16 to 30, Sergei will receive US $15,000.
The 2018 jury comprised: Viktor Tretyakov, Boris Kuschnir, Vera Tsu Weiling, Kurt Sassmannshaus, Vadim Repin, Natalya Likhopoy, Aiman Mussakhajayeva, Qian Zhou and Takashi Shimizu.