BREAKING | Prizes Awarded at Italy’s 2018 Valsesia Musica International Violin Comp

17 year old Simon Zhu from Germany has been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Valsesia Musica International Violin Competition

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Simon Zhu

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.

 

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