20 year old Veriko Tchumburidze from Georgia/Turkey has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the 2016 Wieniawski International Violin Competition, in Poznan, Poland.
Joint 2nd prize was awarded to 25 year old VC Young Artist Bomsori Kim from South Korea and 22 year old Seiji Okamoto from Japan.
4th prize was awarded to 26 year old Luke Hsu from the United States.
5th prize was awarded to 25 year old VC Young Artist Richard Lin from Taiwan/United States.
6th and 7th prizes were awarded to 25 year old Maria Włoszczowska from Poland and 21 year old Ryosuke Suho from Japan.
Veriko will receive €30,000 (US $33,000).
Full playbacks of all rounds, available at: http://bit.ly/2dZsGHm.
This year’s jury, comprises: Krzysztof Penderecki (Honorary Chairman), Maxim Vengerov (Chair), Vera Tsu Wei-Ling, Mayumi Seiler, Marios Papadopoulos, Konstanty Andrzej Kulka, Robert Kabara, Ilya Gringolts, Bartosz Bryla, Zakhar Bron, Alena Baeva, Kyoko Takezawa, Dong-Suk Kang, Akiko Tatsumi and Peter Zazofsky.
Previous prize winners include luminaries Ginette Neveu, David Oistrakh, Henry Temianka, Boris Goldstein, Ida Haendel, and Igor Oistrakh.