Prizes Awarded at Vienna Classic Strings International Viola Competition

30-year-old violist Luosha Fang from China has this week been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Vienna Classic Strings International Viola Competition

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Luosha Fang

30-year-old violist Luosha Fang from China has this week been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Vienna Classic Strings International Viola Competition – in Vienna.

A violin graduate from Bard College Conservatory and the Curtis Institute of Music, and current viola student of Nobuko Imai at the Reina Sofía School of Music, Luosha is a former 1st prize winner at the Astral Artists National Auditions and the Tokyo International Viola Competition.

She will receive €20,000.

2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to 26-year-old James Dong from Australia – and 24-year-old Aleksandr Tatarinov from Russia.

The 2019 jury comprised: Irina von Bismarck, Wolfgang Klos, Lilach Levanon, Sheng Li, Maxim Rysanov, Lars Anders Tomter and Alexander Zemtsov.

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