The category age prize winners have today been announced at the 2016 8th Louis Spohr International Violin Competition, in Weimar, Germany.
Category 1 (14 Years and younger): 1st Prize: Shihan Wang from China, 2nd Prize: Hana Chang from the United States, 3rd Prize: Marley Erickson from the United States.
Category 2 (15 to 17 years Old): 1st Prize: Anne Luisa Kramb from Germany, 2nd Prize: Elias David Moncado from Germany, 3rd Prize: Sophia Su from the United States.
Category 3 (18 to 20 years Old): 1st Prize: Angela Sin Ying Chan from Hong Kong, 2nd Prize: Sumina Studer from Switzerland, 3rd Prize: Mairéad Hickey from the United States.
ANNE LUISA KRAMB | BRUCH VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 1 | 2016 INTERNATIONAL LOUIS SPOHR COMPETITION | CATEGORY II - 15 TO 17 YEAR OLDS | 1ST PRIZE
ANGELA SIN YING CHAN | MENDELSSOHN VIOLIN CONCERTO | 2016 INTERNATIONAL LOUIS SPOHR COMPETITION | CATEGORY III - 18 TO 20 YEAR OLDS | 1ST PRIZE
Shihan Wang will receive €1750, Anne Luisa Kramb €2500, and Sin Ying Chan €3500.
Each of the category winners will also receive a €500 voucher for sheet music and 'Henle Library' app downloads from G. Henle Verlag.
In addition, Sin Ying Chan was awarded €500 for the ‘best interpretation of a violin concerto’.
Anne Luisa Kramb and Sumina Studer were both awarded €500 for the ‘best interpretations of a Beethoven violin sonata’.
Mairéad Hickey was awarded €500 for the ‘best interpretation of a virtuoso work’.
Ayano Shigematsu was awarded €500 for the ‘best interpretation of a work composed after 1950’.
Anne Luisa Kramb was awarded the 2016 EMCY Prize.
This year’s jury comprised: Friedemann Eichhorn (Chair), Stephan Barratt-Due, Min Kim, Andreas Lehmann, Petru Munteanu, Paul Roczek, Jacqueline Ross, Kurt Sassmannshaus, Pavel Vernikov and Krzysztof Wegrzyn.
PICTURED: Category 1 2016 Louis Spohr International Violin Competition 1st Prize Winner: Shihan Wang from China (CREDIT: Maik Schuck)