17 year old Simon Zhu from Germany has been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Valsesia Musica International Violin Competition – in Varallo Sesia, Italy.
A student of Professors Koh Gabriel Kameda and Tomasz Tomaszewski, Simon is a former 1st prize winner at the 2017 Kloster Schöntal International Violin Competition.
SIMION ZHU | TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO | LORENZO PASSERINI & ORCHESTRA ANTONIO | 2018 VALSESIA MUSICA INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 1ST PRIZE | 17 YEARS OLD
Joint 2nd prize was awarded to 23 year old Yukari Ohno from Japan and 28 year old Oleksandr Pushkarenko from Ukraine.
Simon will receive €8,000.
Previous major prize-winners include Sayaka Shoji, Roman Simovic, Francesca Dego, Noe Inui - and VC Artists Nikita Boriso-Glebsky, Fedor Rudin, Rennosuke Fukuda and Ioana Cristina Goicea.
The 2018 jury comprised: Alexandre Brussilovsky (President), Christian Anzinger, Vincenzo Balzani, Lindita Hoxha and Alexander Zyumbrovskiy.