The Festival Le Printemps du Violon, in Paris, has announced 27-year-old violin virtuoso, VC Artist Fedor Rudin as the recipient of the 2019 Ivry Gitlis Prize.
Presented annually to an outstanding young international violinist by the festival, in conjunction with Mr Gitlis, Fedor will receive €5,000, a bronze Pietrasanta sculpture - plus a number of concert engagements.
"I just feel very honored and grateful to receive an award that bears the name of such a great and inspiring person ... " Fedor has told The Violin Channel.
"It is always very moving to see Mr Gitlis in person ... he has incredible energy and always has interesting stories to tell," he has said.
Fedor is a former prize winner at the Paganini, Enescu, Marteau, Khachaturian, Lipizer and Qingdao International Violin Competitions - was in February of this year was announced as the new Concertmaster of the Vienna State Opera and Philharmonic.
Previous Ivry Gitlis Prize recipients include: VC Young Artists Rennosuke Fukuda and Marc Bouchkov.