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Prizes Awarded at Tibor Varga Sion Valais Violin Competition

21 year old Russian violinist Dmitry Smirnov has been awarded 1st prize at the 2015 Tibor Varga Sion Valais International Violin Competition, in Switzerland.

A student of Pavel Vernikov and Tymur Melnyk at the Lausanne Conservatory, he will receive CHF 15,000 (US $16,000) - plus an additional CHF 3,500 (US $3700) as the recipient of this year's audience and compulsory repertoire special prizes.

Ji Wong Song, from South Korea was awarded 2nd prize – with 3rd place presented to Yuliia Van, from Germany.

Thie year's jury comprised: Enzo Restagno, Hugues Dufourt, Dong-Suk Kang, Tsugio Tokunaga, Tsugio Tokunaga, Pavel Vernikov and Milan Vitek.

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