The Winners and Grinners – 2018 International Prize Winners [CONGRATS]

As the 2018 competition year winds to an end, we take a look back at the year’s major international competition prize winners and bursary recipients

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As the 2018 competition year winds to an end, we take a look back at the year’s major international competition prize winners and bursary recipients – including VC Young Artists Timothy Chooi, Richard Lin, Kevin Zhu, Christian Li, Chloe Chua, Diana Adamyan, Brannon Cho, Zlatomir Fung, María Dueñas and Nancy Zhou.

 

24-year-old VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi from Canada [PICTURED] was awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition – in Hannover, Germany.

2nd prize was awarded to 19-year-old Dmytro Udovychenko from Ukraine and 3rd prize awarded to 21-year-old Cosima Soulez Larivière from France/Holland.

4th, 5th and 6th prizes were awarded to 19-year-old VC Young Artist Rennosuke Fukuda from Japan, 21-year-old Leonard Fu from Germany and 22-year-old Youjin Lee from South Korea.

VC YOUNG ARTIST TIMOTHY CHOOI | TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO | ANDREW MANZE & NDR RADIOPHILHARMONIE | 2018 JOSEPH JOACHIM INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 1ST PRIZE

 

18-year-old VC Young Artist Diana Adamyan from Armenia was awarded 1st prize in the Senior Division of the 2018 Menuhin Competition – in Geneva, Switzerland.

2nd, 3rd and 4th prizes were awarded to 20-year-old Nathan Mierdl from France/Germany, 20-year-old HyunJae Lim from South Korea and 17-year-old Tianyou Ma from China.

VC YOUNG ARTIST DIANA ADAMYAN | BRUCH VIOLIN CONCERTO | JULIAN RACHLIN & ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA | MENUHIN COMPETITION | SENIOR 1ST PRIZE | 18-YEARS-OLD

 

10-year-old and 11-year-old VC Rising Stars Christian Li from Australia and Chloe Chua from Singapore were awarded joint-1st prize in the Junior Division of the 2018 Menuhin Competition – in Geneva, Switzerland.

3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th prizes were awarded to 13-year-old Ruibing Liu from China, 12-year-old VC Rising Star Clara Shen from Germany, 13-year-old Hina Khuong-Huu from United States/Japan/France and 12-year-old Guido Sant’Anna from Brazil.

VC RISING STAR CHRISTIAN LI | VIVALDI | THE FOUR SEASON | SUMMER | 2018 MENUHIN COMPETITION | JUNIOR DIVISION JOINT 1ST PRIZE | 10-YEARS-OLD

 

VC RISING STAR CHLOE CHUA | VIVALDI | THE FOUR SEASONS | WINTER | 2018 MENUHIN COMPETITION | JUNIOR DIVISION JOINT 1ST PRIZE | 11-YEARS-OLD

 

27-year-old VC Young Artist Richard Lin from Taiwan/United States was awarded 1st prize at the 10th Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis – in Indianapolis, United States.

2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to 17-year-old VC Young Artist Risa Hokamura from Japan and 28-year-old VC Young Artist Luke Hsu from United States.

4th, 5th and 6th prizes were awarded to 23-year-old Anna Lee from United States, 25-year-old VC Young Artist Ioana Cristina Goicea from Romania and 26-year-old Shannon Lee from United States/Canada.

VC YOUNG ARTIST RICHARD LIN | BRUCH | SCOTTISH FANTASY | LEONARD SLATKIN & INDIANAPOLIS SYMPHONY | 2018 INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 1ST PRIZE | 27-YEARS OLD

 

23-year-old Diyang Mei from China was awarded 1st prize at the 2018 ARD International Viola Competition – in Munich, Germany.

2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to 25-year-old Yucheng Shi from China and 20-year-old Takehiro Konoe from Japan.

DIYANG MEI | BARTOK | VIOLA CONCERTO | JOSEPH BASTIAN & BAVARIAN RADIO SYMPHONY | 2018 ARD INTERNATIONAL VIOLA COMPETITION | 1ST PRIZE

 

The Aoi Trio from Japan was awarded 1st prize at the 2018 ARD International Piano Trio Competition – in Munich, Germany.

Joint 3rd prize was awarded to the Lux Trio from Korea – and the Trio Marvin from Kazakhstan/Russia/Germany.

AOI TRIO | ARD INTERNATIONAL PIANO TRIO COMPETITION | HANS WENER HENZE | KAMMERSONATA | SCHUBERT | PIANO TRIO IN E-FLAT MAJOR | 1ST PRIZE

 

17-year-old VC Young Artist Kevin Zhu, from the United States, was awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Paganini International Violin Competition – in Genoa, Italy.

2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to 25-year-old VC Young Artist Fedor Rudin from France and 22-year-old VC Young Artist Stephen Kim from the United States.

4th, 5th and 6th prizes were awarded to 21-year-old Jiang Yiliang from China, 28-year-old Oleksandr Pushkarenko from Ukraine and 27-year-old VC Young Artist Luke Hsu from the United States.

VC YOUNG ARTIST KEVIN ZHU | PAGANINI VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 1 | MICHAEL ZLABINGER & ORCHESTRA DEL TEATRO CARLO FELICE | 2018 PAGANINI INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 1ST PRIZE | 17 YEARS OLD | TCF WEB TV

 

25-year-old VC Young Artist Nancy Zhou, from the United States, was awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition – in Shanghai, China.

2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to 25-year-old Olga Šroubková from the Czech Republic and 28-year-old Diana Tishchenko from Ukraine.

VC YOUNG ARTIST NANCY ZHOU | TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO | MICHAEL STERN & SHANGHAI SYMPHONY | 2018 SHANGHAI ISAAC STERN INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 1ST PRIZE

 

24-year-old Lorenz Chen, from Germany, was awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Schoenfeld International Violin Competition – in Harbin, China.

2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th prizes were awarded to Vasyl Zatsikha from Ukraine, Wendi Wang from China, Felicitas Schiffner from Germany and Eimi Wakui from Japan

LORENZ CHEN | TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO | JINDONG CAI & HARBIN SYMPHONY | 2018 SCHOENFELD INTERNATIONAL VIOIN COMPETITION | 1ST PRIZE

 

19-year-old VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung from the United States was awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Schoenfeld International Cello Competition – in Harbin, China.

2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th prizes were awarded to Anastasia Kobekina from Russia, Dora Kokas from Hungary, Rustem Khamidullin from Russia and Mon-Puo Lee from Spain.

VC YOUNG ARTIST ZLATOMIR FUNG | TCHAIKOVSKY | VARIATIONS ON A ROCOCO THEME | 2018 SCHOENFELD INTERNATIONAL CELLO COMPETITION | 1ST PRIZE

 

The Ulysses Quartet, from the United States, was awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Schoenfeld International Chamber Music Competition, in Harbin, China.

 

18-year-old Hae-Sue Lee from South Korea was awarded 1st prize at the 2018 15th Primrose International Viola Competition – at the Colburn School in Los Angeles, United States.

2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to 28-year-old Zoe Martin-Doike from the United States and 22 year old Leonid Plashinov-Johnson from the United Kingdom.

 

18-year-old South Korean violinist Donghyun Kim was awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Seoul International Violin Competition – in Seoul, South Korea.

2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to Youjin Lee and Jeein Kim from South Korea.

4th, 5th and 6th prizes were awarded to June Jeong and YooJin Lee from South Korea and Alexandra Tirsu from Romania/Moldova.

DONGHYUN KIM | SIBELIUS VIOLIN CONCERTO | 2018 SEOUL INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 1ST PRIZE | 18 YEARS OLD

 

23-year-old VC Young Artist Brannon Cho from the United States was awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Paulo International Cello Competition – in Helsinki, Finland.

Joint-2nd prize was awarded to 19-year-old VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung from United States and 23-year-old Minji Kim from South Korea.

Joint-4th prize was awarded to 24-year-old Timotheos Petrin from Greece, 19-year-old Leonardo Chiodo from Finland and 21-year-old Bryan Cheng from Canada.

VC YOUNG ARTIST BRANNON CHO | PROKOFIEV | SINFONIA CONCERTANTE | SUSANNA MALKKI & HELSINKI PHILHARMONIC | 2018 PAULO INTERNATIONAL CELLO COMPETITION | 1ST PRIZE

 

Five 1st prizes were awarded at the 2018 Young Concert Artists International Auditions – in New York City.

The 2018 YCA 1st prize winners were: 22-year-old American violinist Randall Goosby, 17-year-old Japanese violinist VC Young Artist Risa Hokamura, 15-year-old American pianist Maxim Lando, 22-year-old Chinese pianist Aristo Sham – and 21-year-old Danish/American cellist Jonathan Swensen.

 

Astral Artists announced four 1st prize winners at the 2018 National Auditions – in Philadelphia, United States.

This 2018 winners were: 26-year-old American violinist Hannah Tarley, the Vera String Quartet, 27-year-old Polish flutist Antonina Styczeń and 25-year-old American french hornist Eric Huckins.

 

The Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT), in London, named three 1st prize winners – 25-year-old violinist Jonian-Ilias Kadesha from Albania/Greece, 26-year-old pianist Giuseppe Guarrera from Italy and 26-year-old recorder player Tabea Debus from Germany.

 

22-year-old Chinese pianist Yinuo Wang was awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition – in New York.

2018 finalists, 26-year-old Russian percussionist Dmitrii Nilov and the “not classical … but not not classical” string ensemble Invoke, were also invited to join the CAG Roster.

 

32-year-old Grace Park from the United States was awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Naumburg International Violin Competition – in New York City.

2nd and 3rd prizes was awarded to Shannon Lee from the United States and Danbi Um from South Korea.

Grace Park | Naumburg International Violin Competition

32-year-old Grace Park from the United States has this week been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Naumburg International Violin Competition – in New York Cityhttps://theviolinchannel.com/grace-park-naumburg-international-violin-competition-2018-1st-prize/Grace Park & Joseph Liccardo | Dvorak | Romance in F Minor | 2018 Naumburg International Violin Competition | 1st Prize | The Naumburg Foundation

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GRACE PARK & JOSEPH LICCARDO | DVORAK | ROMANCE IN F MINOR | 2018 NAUMBURG INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 1ST PRIZE | THE NAUMBURG FOUNDATION

 

21-year-old German cellist Sebastian Fritsch was awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Tonali Competition, in Hamburg, Germany.

2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to 20-year-old Bryan Chen from Canada and 17-year-old Manuel Lipstein from Germany.

SEBASTIAN FRITSCH | TONALI INTERNATIONAL CELLO COMPETITION | FINAL ROUND | 360° VIEW | JOSHUA WEILERSTEIN & DEUTSCHE KAMMERPHILHARMONIE BREMEN

 

28-year-old Diana Tishchenko from Ukraine was awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Long Thibaud Crespin International Violin Competition – in Paris, France.

2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to 24-year-old Mayumi Kanagawa from the United States and 24-year-old Dmitri Smirnov from Russia.

4th, 5th and 6th prizes were awarded to 18-year-old Louisa Staples from the United Kingdom, 26-year-old Arata Yumi from Japan and 25-year-old Daniel Kogan from Russia/Canada.

 

16-year-old Masha Lakisova from the United States was awarded 1st prize at the 2018 inaugural Tibor Junior International Violin Competition – in Sion, Switzerland.

2nd prize was awarded to 17-year-old Iris Scialom from France.

Joint 3rd prizes were awarded to 16-year-old Arthur Traelnes from Switzerland and 17-year-old Qingzhu Weng from China.

 

10-year-old Natsuho Murata from Japan was awarded 1st prize at the 2018 il Piccolo Violino Magico International Competition – in San Vito al Tagliamento, Italy.

2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to 13-year-old Bohdan Luts from Ukraine and 13-year-old Shihan Wang from China.

NATSUHO MURATA | MENDELSSOHN VIOLIN CONCERTO | 1ST MVT | 2018 IL PICCOLO VIOLINO MAGICO INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION | 1ST PRIZE | 10-YEARS-OLD

 

15-year-old VC Rising Star María Dueñas from Spain was awarded 1st prize in the Senior Division of the 2018 Yankelevich International Violin Competition – in Omsk, Russia.

2nd prize was awarded to 24-year-old Fedor Beznosikov from Russia.

Joint 3rd prizes were awarded to 25-year-old Eimi Wakui from Japan and 25-year-old Yun Tang from China.

 

Joint 1st prizes in the Junior Division of the 2018 Yankelevich International Violin Competitions was awarded to 13-year-old Varvara Agayeva from Russia and 13-year-old Wong Pui Ying from China.

Joint 2nd prizes were awarded to 10-year-old Sofia Koltakova from Russia and 10-year-old Stefania Pospekhina from Russia.

Joint 3rd prizes were awarded to 15-year-old Elizaveta Novikova from Russia and 13-year-old Daria Manza from Russia.

 

30-year-old violinist Sergei Dogadin, from Russia, was awarded 1st prize at the inaugural 2018 Viktor Tretyakov International Violin Competition – in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

Joint 2nd prize was awarded to Chisa Kitagawa from Japan and Runyin Zhang from China.

3rd prize was awarded to Shucong He from China.

 

27-year-old Christine Jeong Hyoun Lee from South Korea and 25-year-old Sang Eun Lee from South Korea were awarded joint-1st prize at the 2018 IsangYun International Cello Competition –  in Tongyeong, South Korea.

3rd prize was awarded to 28-year-old Lev Sivkov from Russia.

Christine Jeong Hyoun Lee | 2018 IsangYun International Cello Competition

27-year-old Christine Jeong Hyoun Lee from South Korea has been awarded joint-1st prize at the 2018 IsangYun International Cello Competition – in Tongyeong, South Koreahttps://theviolinchannel.com/isangyun-international-cello-competition-2018-joint-1st-prize-awarded/Christine Jeong Hyoun Lee | Schumann | Cello Concerto in A Minor | 1st Mvt | Adrien Perruchon & Tongyeong Festival Orchestra | 2018 IsangYun International Cello Competition | Joint-1st Prize

Posted by The Violin Channel on Sunday, November 4, 2018

CHRISTINE JEONG HYOUN LEE | SCHUMANN | CELLO CONCERTO IN A MINOR | 1ST MVT | ADRIEN PERRUCHON & TONGYEONG FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA | 2018 ISANGYUN INTERNATIONAL CELLO COMPETITION | JOINT-1ST PRIZE

 

Sang Eun Lee | 2018 IsangYun International Cello Competition

25-year-old Sang Eun Lee from South Korea has been awarded joint-1st prize at the 2018 IsangYun International Cello Competition – in Tongyeong, South Koreahttps://theviolinchannel.com/isangyun-international-cello-competition-2018-joint-1st-prize-awarded/Sang Eun Lee | Dvorak | Cello Concerto in B Minor | 3rd Mvt | Adrien Perruchon & Tongyeong Festival Orchestr | 2018 IsangYun International Cello Competition | 1st Prize

Posted by The Violin Channel on Saturday, November 3, 2018

SANG EUN LEE | DVORAK | CELLO CONCERTO IN B MINOR | 3RD MVT | ADRIEN PERRUCHON & TONGYEONG FESTIVAL ORCHESTR | 2018 ISANGYUN INTERNATIONAL CELLO COMPETITION | 1ST PRIZE

 

21-year-old Jonathan Swensen from Denmark was awarded 1st prize at the 2018 14th Khachaturian International Cello Competition – in Yerevan, Armenia.

2nd prize was awarded to Fedor Amosov from Russia.

Joint 3rd prizes were awarded to Chae-Wong Hong from South Korea and Rustem Khamidullin from Russia.

 

The Cleveland Institute of Music-based Callisto String Quartet was awarded 1st prize in the Senior String Division and the competition’s Grand Prize at the 45th Annual Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition – at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, United States.

2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to the Viano String Quartet and the Thalea String Quartet.

Callisto String Quartet | Haydn B Flat | Fischoff Chamber Music Comp

The Cleveland Institute of Music-based Callisto Quartet has this week been awarded 1st prize in the Senior String division and the competition’s Grand Prize at the 45th Annual Fischoff National Chamber Music Association Competition – at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, United States | Comprising violinists Paul Aguilar and Rachel Stenzel, violist Eva Kennedy and cellist Hannah Moses, the ensemble will receive US $13,500 – plus a number of important domestic and international performance opportunities https://theviolinchannel.com/callisto-quartet-2018-fischoff-chamber-music-competition-grand-prizeCallisto Quartet | Haydn | String Quartet in B Flat Major, Op. 71 No. 1 | 1st Mvt | 2018 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition | Grand Prize

Posted by The Violin Channel on Thursday, May 17, 2018

CALLISTO QUARTET | HAYDN | STRING QUARTET IN B FLAT MAJOR NO. 71 NO. 1 | 1ST MVT | 2018 FISCHOFF NATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION | GRAND PRIZE

 

1st prize in the Junior Division of the 45th Annual Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition was awarded to the Chicago-based Kairos String Quartet.

2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to the Razumovsky Quartet and the Geneva String Quartet.

 

The New York-based Aizuri Quartet was awarded the US $100,000 Grand Prize at the 2018 M-Prize Chamber Music Competition – in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States.

2nd and 3rd prizes in the Senior Strings category were awarded to the VC Artists Verona Quartet and the Vera Quartet.

The Chicago-based Kairos Quartet was awarded the US $5,000 1st prize in the Junior Strings category.

AIZURI QUARTET | 2018 M-PRIZE CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION | GRAND PRIZE

 

29-year-old Nagao Haruka from Japan was awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Carl Flesch International Violin Competition – in Mosonmagyaróvár, Hungary.

Joint 2nd prize was awarded to 23-year-old Feng Eryu from China and 18-year-old Louisa Staples from Great Britain.

3rd prize was awarded to 27-year-old Julia Turnovsky from Austria.

 

16-year-old American violinist Alex Zhou was awarded 1st prize at the 2018 33rd Irving M. Klein International String Competition – in San Francisco, USA.

2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to 17-year-old violinist Julian Rhee and 19-year-old violinist Isabelle Ai Durrenberger.

Joint 4th prize was awarded to 22-year-old cellist Jean Kim and 16-year-old violinist Sophia Su.

 

Sara Dragan from Poland and Raquel Areal Martinez from Spain were awarded joint-1st Prize in the Senior Division of the 2018 Lipinski and Wieniawski International Competition for Young Violinists – in Lubin, Poland.

2nd prize was awarded to Eduard Kollert from Poland.

Joint-3rd prize was awarded to Michael Orlik from Poland and Goto Ko from Japan.

Joint-4th prize was awarded to Laura-Katharina Handler from Germany, Julian Walder from Austria and Marta Grygier from Poland.

5th prize was awarded to Marta Sikora from Poland.

 

22-year-old Yuliia Van from Ukraine and 24-year-old Roman Kholmatov from Ukraine were awarded joint-1st prize at the 2018 Mirecourt International Violin Competition – in Mirecourt, France.

3rd and 4th prizes were awarded at 17-year-old Claire Wells from the United States and 17-year-old Iris Scialom from France.

 

24-year-old VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi from Canada has been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Schadt String Competition – in Allentown, United States.

2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to violinists Ania Filochowska and Hannah Cho.

 

Polish accordionist Iwo Jedynecki and pianist Aleksander Krzyżanowski were awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Art of the Duo’ Boulder International Chamber Music Competition –  in Boulder, Colorado.

Joint 2nd prize was awarded to violinist YuEun Kim and pianist Sung Chang – and violist Matthew Cohen and pianist Zhenni Li from China.

IWO JEDYNECKI & ALEKSANDER KRZYŻANOWSKI | CÉSAR FRANCK | PRELUDE, FUGUE, AND VARIATION OP. 18 | 2018 THE ART OF THE DUO: BOULDER INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION | 1ST PRIZE

 

28-year-old Johanna Pichlmair, from Austria, was awarded 1st prize at the inaugural 2018 Ysaye International Violin Competition – in Liège, Belgium.

2nd prize was awarded to 22-year-old Anna Agafia Egholm from Denmark.

Joint 3rd prizes were awarded to 24-year-old Roman Kholmatov from Ukraine and 18-year-old Rong Xingzhou from China.

 

The 4 category prize winners were announced at the 2018 Andrea Postacchini International Violin Competition – in Marche, Italy.

1st Prize in the 8-11 year old category was awarded to Viktor Vasulev from Bulgaria.

2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to Sofia Demetriades from England and Maximus Chia from Singapore.

1st Prize in the 12-16 year old category was awarded to Michael Germer from Denmark.

2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to Raphael Nussbaumer from Switzerland and Mikhail Usov from Russia.

1st Prize in the 17-21 year old category was awarded to Dmytro Udovychenko from Ukraine.

2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to Patricia Cordero Beltran from Spain and Songao Wu from China.

1st Prize in the 22-35 year old category was awarded to Kim Gyehee from South Korea.

2nd and 3rd Prizes were awarded to Ruslan Turuntayev from Kazakhstan and Akiko Ueno from Japan.

25-year-old Milan Al-Ashhab from the Czech Republic was awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Fritz Kreisler International Violin Competition – in Vienna, Austria.

2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to 18-year-old Alice Lee from Canada and 18-year-old Paul Kropfitsch from Austria.

4th, 5th, and 6th prizes were awarded to 28-year-old Soo-Hyun Park from South Korea, 25-year-old Natsumi Tsuboi from Japan and 15-year-old Rino Yoshimoto from Japan.

 

26-year-old Maria Wloszczowska, from Poland, was awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Bach International Violin Competition – in Leipzig, Germany.

2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to 25-year-old Maia Cabeza from the United States/Canada and 28-year-old Hed Yaron Meyerson from Germany/Israel.

 

15-year-old VC Rising Star Maria Dueñas from Spain was awarded 1st prize at the 2018 2nd Vladimir Spivakov International Violin Competition – in Ufa, Russia.

2nd prize was awarded to 25-year-old Fyodor Beznosikov from Russia.

3rd prize was awarded to 22-year-old Issei Kurihara from Japan.

 

18-year-old Italian violinist Vikram Sedona has been awarded 2nd prize at the 2018 George Enescu International Violin Competition – in Bucharest, Romania.

3rd prize was presented to 17-year-old Italian violinist Giuseppe Gibboni.

No 1st prize was awarded at this year’s competition.

 

23-year-old Marcel Johannes Kits from Estonia was awarded 1st prize at the 2018 George Enescu International Cello Competition – in Bucharest, Romania.

2nd prize was awarded to 17-year-old Yibai Chen from China.

3rd and 4th prizes were awarded to 25-year-old Stanislas Kim from France and 26-year-old Shizuka Mitsui from Japan.

 

15-year-old violinist Charlotte Marckx from the United States was awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Stulberg International String Competition – at the Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to 15-year-old cellist La Li and 17-year-old violinist Maya Anjali Buchanan.

BREAKING | Prizes Awarded at USA’s 2018 Stulberg International String Competition

15 year old violinist Charlotte Marckx from the United States has this week been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Stulberg International String Competition – at the Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michiganhttps://theviolinchannel.com/charlotte-marckx-stulberg-international-string-competition-1st-prize-2018/Charlotte Marckx | Saint-Saens Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor | 3rd Mvt | 2018 Stulberg International String Competition | 1st Prize | 15 Years Old

Posted by The Violin Channel on Sunday, May 20, 2018

CHARLOTTE MARCKX | SAINT-SAENS VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 3 | 3RD MVT | 2018 STULBERG INTERNATIONAL STRING COMPETITION | 1ST PRIZE | 15 YEARS OLD

 

22-year-old South Korean violinist Youjin Lee, 25-year-old American violist Muriel Garnet Razaviand 28-year-old American cellist Tony Rymer were awarded 1st prizes at the 2018 Washington International String Competition – in Washington D.C., United States.

2nd prizes were awarded to 18-year-old American violinist Maya Anjali Buchanan and 20-year-old Chinese violist Zhanbo Zheng.

3rd prizes were awarded to 20 year old German violinist Felicitas Schiffner and 22-year-old Chinese cellist Zhihao Wu.

 

17-year-old Simon Zhu from Germany was awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Valsesia Musica International Violin Competition – in Varallo Sesia, Italy.

Joint 2nd prize was awarded to 23-year-old Yukari Ohno from Japan and 28-year-old Oleksandr Pushkarenko from Ukraine.

SIMON ZHU | TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO | LORENZO PASSERINI & ORCHESTRA ANTONIO | 2018 VALSESIA MUSICA INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 1ST PRIZE | 17 YEARS OLD

 

18-year-old Matthew Hakkarainen from the United States was awarded 1st prize at the 37th Premio Rodolfo Lipizer International Violin Competition, in Gorizia, Italy.

2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to Hawijch Elders from the Netherlands – and Simon Ximeng Zhu from Germany

4th, 5th and 6th prizes were awarded to Hui Hua from China, Issei Kurihara from Japan and Simon Wiener from Switzerland.

MATTHEW HAKKARAINEN | PROKOFIEV VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 2 1ST MVT & TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO | 2018 LIPIZER INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 1ST PRIZE

 

29-year-old Luosha Fang, from China, was awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Tokyo International Viola Competition – in Tokyo, Japan.

Joint-2nd prizes were awarded to Sejune Kim from South Korea and VC Young Artist Ziyu Shen from China.

 

The 4 category prize winners were announced at the 2018 Leonid Kogan International Competition for Young Violinists – in Brussels, Belgium.

Joint 1st Prize in the 9 years and younger category was awarded to Himari Yoshimura from Japan and Sofia Demetriades from Great Britain.

2nd Prize was awarded to Oleksandra Vasylkova from Ukraine.

Joint 3rd Prize was awarded to Mi-Helen Horn from Germany and Leander Hennes Resch from Germany.

1st Prize in the 10 to 13 year old category was awarded to Kai Orlinov from Bulgaria.

Joint 2nd Prize was awarded to Luca Alberto Kaufman from USA/Italy and Darya List from Germany.

Joint 3rd Prize was awarded to Maya Yoffe from Germany and Mihai Mangir from Moldova.

Joint 1st Prize in the 14 to 17 year old category was awarded to Grégoire Torossian from France and Rebecca Roozeman from Finland/Netherlands.

Joint 2nd Prize was awarded to Emilya Gasparyan from Greece and Joshua Galasse from Belgium.

Joint 2nd Prize in the 18 to 23 year old category was awarded to Dillon Jeffares from Great Britain and Ye Gyeong Lim from South Korea.

3rd Prize was awarded to Elena Kyoko Cotrone from France/Japan.

No 1st prize was awarded in this year’s 18 to 23 year old category.

 

23-year-old violinist Eva Zavaro from France was awarded 1st prize in the Violin Division of the 2018 Johannes Brahms International Music Competition – in Pörtschach, Austria.

2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to 18-year-old violinist Maine Nishiyama from Japan – and 27 year old violinist Julia Turnovsky from Austria.

18-year-old Luca Giovannini from Italy and 31-year-old Alexey Zhilin from Russia were awarded joint-1st prize in this year’s cello division.

3rd prize was awarded to 22-year-old cellist Sul Yoon from South Korea.

In the 2018 Chamber Music division, the Duo Maestro, comprising cellist Alexey Zhilin and pianist Andrey Baranenko, were awarded 1st prize.

2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to the Arcon Trio and Atalante Quartet.

 

22-year-old Venezuelan violinist Ruben Rengel was awarded the $50,000 Senior 1st Prize at the 2018 21st Annual Sphinx Competition – in Detroit, United States.

2nd prize was awarded to 19-year-old cellist Gabriel Martins.

3rd prize and this year’s audience prize were awarded to 21-year-old violinist Randall Goosby.

RUBEN RENGEL | SAINT SAËNS VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 3 IN B MINOR | 2018 SPHINX COMPETITION | 1ST PRIZE

 

20-year-old violinist Tim Yu from Australia was awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Gisborne International Music Competition – in Gisborne, New Zealand.

2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to 16-year-old cellist Charlotte Miles from Australia – and 22-year-old violinist Aziel Verner from New Zealand.

 

12-year-old Australian violinist Dindin Wang was awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Kendall National Violin Competition – in Sydney, Australia.

 

15-year-old German double bassist Antonia Hadulla was awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Anton Rubinstein International Double Bass Competition – in Düsseldorf, Germany.

2nd prize was awarded to Andreas Ehelebe from Germany.

Joint 3rd prize was awarded to Indi Stivín from Czech Republic and Wen Zhelin from China.

 

28-year-old Czech cellist Václav Petr was awarded 2nd prize at the 2018 Prague Spring International Cello Competition – in Prague, Czech Republic.

Joint 3rd prize was awarded to Julia Hagen from Austria and Aleksey Shadrin from Ukraine.

VACLAV PETR & JULIA HAGEN | 2018 PRAGUE SPRING INTERNATIONAL CELLO COMPETITION | FINAL ROUND | JIRI ROZEN & PRAGUE RADIO SYMPHONY

 

24-year-old American violinist Usha Kapoor and 23-year-old American pianist Edward Leung were awarded 1st prize at the inaugural Birmingham International Piano Chamber Music Competition – at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

 

The Berlin-based Trio Marvin was awarded 1st prize in the Trio division, plus the 2018 Grand Prize, at the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition – in Melbourne, Australia.

1st prize in the String Quartet division was awarded to the Goldmund Quartet from Germany.

2nd and 3rd prizes in the Trio division were awarded to the Trio Gaon and the Amatis Piano Trio.

2nd and 3rd prizes in the String Quartet division were awarded to the Eliot Quartett and the Callisto Quartet.

 

19-year-old Japanese cellist Haruma Sato was awarded 1st prize the 2018 Lutosławski International Cello Competition – in Warsaw, Poland.

2nd place was awarded to 22-year-old Ueno Michiaki from Japan.

3rd and 4th prizes were awarded to 15-year-old Yibai Chen from China and 19-year-old Herbert Oliver from the United States.

 

16-year-old cellist Constantin Philipp Heise was awarded 1st prize in the string division of the 2018 Agustin Aponte International Music Competition – in Tenerife, Spain.

2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to violinists Yixiu Lin and Ioana Elisabeta Olteanu.

 

The Ohio-based DAJJ Quartet was awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Saint Paul String Quartet Competition – in Minnesota, United States.

2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to the Kairos Quartet and the Bear Quartet.

DAJJ QUARTET | SHOSTAKOVICH | STRING QUARTET NO. 10 | 2ND MVT | 2018 SPSQC | 1ST PRIZE

 

The German-based Esmé Quartet was awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition, in London.

2nd prize was awarded to the German-based Goldmund Quartett – and 3rd prize to the US-based Viano String Quartet.

 

The Madrid-based Quatuor Tchalik was awarded 1st prize at the 2018 International Mozart String Quartet Competition – in Salzburg, Austria.

2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to the Eliot Quartet and the Quatuor Akos.

 

24-year-old Karolina Errera from Russia-Germany was awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Yuri Bashmet International Viola Competition – in Moscow, Russia.

Joint 2nd prize was awarded to Alexander Tatarinov from Russia and Pavel Romanenko from Kazakhstan.

 

24-year-old Danish violinist Christine Bernsted was awarded 1st prize at the 2018 inaugural Melbourne International Violin Competition – in Melbourne, Australia.

 

18-year-old South Korean-Canadian cellist Grace Sohn and 25-year-old Czech cellist Kristina Vocetková were awarded joint 1st prize at the 2018 Anton Rubinstein International Cello Competition, in Berlin, Germany.

Joint 2nd prizes were awarded to 27-year-old South Korean cellist Yoosin Park and 23-year-old Israeli cellist Haran Meltzer.

Joint 3rd prizes were awarded to 27-year-old British cellist Ariana Kashefi and 27-year-old South Korean cellist Yoonhye Chung.

4th, 5th and 6th prizes were awarded to Joshua Petersen from Germany, Anton Spronk from the Netherlands and Beata Antikainen from Finland.

 

Japanese violists Kei Ito and Momoko Aritomi were awarded joint 2nd prize at the 2018 Anton Rubinstein International Viola Competition, in Düsseldorf, Germany.

3rd prize was awarded to violist Haeun Park from South Korea.

No 1st prize was awarded at this year’s competition.

 

17-year-old Inés Issel Burzyńska from Poland/Spain was awarded the Grand Prize at the 2018 Georg Philipp Telemann International Violin Competition – in Poznan, Poland.

Joint 2nd prizes were awarded to 15-year-old Wiktor Dziedzic from Poland, 16-year-old Lorenz Karls from Austria and 17-year-old Oleh Yuzkiv from Poland.

Joint 3rd prizes were awarded to 17-year-old Lina Jukneviciute from Lithuania, 11-year-old Oleksii Tyshchenko from Russia and 16-year-old Wiktoria Bialostocka from Poland.

4th prize was awarded to 12-year-old Leonard Toschev from Germany.

 

The category prizes were awarded at the 2018 Johansen International Competition for Young String Players – in Washington D.C, USA.

In the violin category, 1st prize was awarded to 17-year-old Julian Rhee from the United States.

2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to 16-year-old Charlotte Marckx and 17-year-old Phoenix Avalon.

In the viola category, 1st prize was awarded to 14-year-old Beatrice Chen from the United States.

2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to Yixiu Lin and Samuel Rosenthal.

In the cello category, Joint-1st prize was awarded to 15-year-old Krzysztof Michalski from Poland and 16-year-old Michal Balas from Poland.

3rd prize was awarded to Isaiah Kim.

 

The category prizes were awarded at the 2018 International Grumiaux Competition for Young Violinists – in Brussels, Belgium.

20-year-old Emma Gibout from France was awarded 1st prize in the 18 to 21 years old category.

2nd prize was awarded to 21-year-old Ariel Horowitz from the United States.

Joint 3rd prize was awarded to 20-year-old Kanon Kobayashi from Japan and 19-year-old Victoria Wong from Australia.

15-year-old Michael Germer from Denmark was awarded 1st prize in the 14 to 17 years old category.

Joint 2nd prize was awarded to 17-year-old Reiko Ito from Japan and 17-year-old Jaime Maceira-Naya from Spain.

Joint 3rd prize was awarded to 17-year-old Erik Mayr from Austria, 16-year-old Janel Najafli from Azerbaijan, 16-year-old Ferdinand Pavel Slezak from Slovakia and 17-year-old Miro Takahashi from Japan.

12-year-old Leonard Toschev from Germany and 13-year-old Pauline Van Der Rest from Belgium were awarded 1st prize in the 11 to 13 year old category.

2nd prize was awarded to Chiara Volpato Redi from Italy.

Joint 3rd prize was awarded to 12-year-old Alberto Friman from Finland, 13-year-old Aleksandra Khmara from Ukraine, 13-year-old Mark Lewin from Germany, 13-year-old Anna Seres from Switzerland and 13-year-old Matija Spasojevic from Serbia.

Joint 1st prize was awarded to 10-year-old EunSeo Cho from South Korea, 10-year-old SungWoo Lee from South Korea and 10-year-old Viktor Vasilev from Bulgaria in the 10 years and younger category.

Joint 2nd prize was awarded to Teo Gertler from Slovakia and 8-year-old Mariyana Stoeva from Bulgaria.

Joint 3rd prize was awarded to 10-year-old Fredrika Mikkola from Finland, 9-year-old Anastasia Mishula from Germany, 10-year-old Yume Tomita from Japan, 9-year-old Deniz Yakin from Turkey and 10-year-old Fei Yang-Sady from the United States.

 

Three joint-1st prizes were awarded at the 2018 46th Hudson Valley Philharmonic String Competition – at Vassar College, in Poughkeepsie, USA.

In an unprecedented jury decision, all three finalists, violinists Ania Filochowska, Max Tan and Choi Tung Yeung, were awarded joint-top prize.

 

American violin virtuoso Leila Josefowicz was announced as the 2018 recipient of the prestigious US $100,000 Avery Fisher Prize – in recognition of outstanding achievement and excellence in music.

 

25-year-old VC Young Artist Ioana Cristina Goicea from Romania was announced as one of six 1st prize recipients at the 2018 German Music Competition – in Bonn, Germany.

This year’s other 1st prize recipients included bassoonist Theo Plath, accordionist Maciej Frackiewicz, composers Ling-Hsuan Huang and Francesco Ciurlo and the Eliot String Quartet.

 

The 2018 Yamaha Young Performing Artists were announced: Violinist Joshua Brown, Flutist Abby Easterling, Oboist Eder Rivera, Clarinetist Sara Han, Saxophonist Eric Nakanishi, Trumpeter Joseph Tkach, Trombonist Ian Kaufman, Percussionist Chin-Li Sophia Lo, Drummer Carles Pereira, Bassist Cole Davis, and Pianist Angie Zhang.

 

The 2019 Lincoln Center Awards for Emerging Artists were announced in in New York City: Violinist VC Artist Angelo Xiang Yu, Dancer and actress Mikaela Bennett, Dancer Savannah Durham, Composer and sound artist Ashley Fure, Actor Nadine Malouf, Bassist Endea Owens, Soprano Gabriella Reyes, Musician Adam Tendler, Dancer Sebastian Villarini-Velez, and Filmmaker Eduardo Williams.

 

The French-based Quatuor Ébène String Quartet was awarded the annual 2019 €15,000 Frankfurt Music Prize.

 

28-year-old Felix Mildenberger from Germany was awarded 1st prize winner at the London Symphony Orchestra‘s 2018 Donatella Flick Conducting Competition – in London.

 

The Jànos Starker Foundation announced 23-year-old cellist, VC Young Artist Santiago Cañón Valencia from Colombia as the recipient of the 2018 Starker Foundation Award.

 

The Pau Casals Foundation, in Tarragona, Spain, announced 21-year-old Spanish cellist Carla Conangla Oliveras and 21-year-old American cellist Johannes Gray as joint-1st prize recipients of the 2018 Pablo Casals International Award for Young Cellists.

 

Superstar Dutch violinist Janine Jansen was awarded the prestigious €100,000 Johannes Vermeer Award – the Netherland’s annual state prize for the arts.

 

20-year-old American cellist Gabriel Martins was awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Orford Music Award Competition – in Orford, Quebec, Canada.

2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to Canadian-Algerian pianist Mehdi Ghazi and American cellist Noah Lee.

4th and 5th prizes were awarded to Canadian pianist Jocelyn Lai and American pianist James Palmer.

 

35-year-old Hungarian conductor Gábor Káli was awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Nestle and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Competition – in Salzburg, Austria.

 

The Verbier Festival, in Switzerland, announced 24-year-old VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi as the recipient of the 2018 ‘Verbier Festival Academy Prix Yves Paternot’ prize – presented to the ‘Most Accomplished Young Musician’ at this year’s festival.

 

The Houston Symphony Orchestra awarded marimbist Jisu Jung as the 1st prize winner of the 2018 43rd Houston Symphony Ima Hogg Competition – in Houston, USA.

2nd prize was awarded to violinist Hyun Jae Lim.

3rd and 4th prizes were awarded to cellist Alexander Hersh and violinist Michael Ferri.

 

31-year-old American conductor Roderick Cox was announced as the recipient of the prestigious US $30,000 2018 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award.

 

Venezuelan-born conductor Gustavo Dudamel was awarded the 2018 25th Annual US $250,000 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize – in recognition of his services to music education.

 

57-year-old Korean composer Unsuk Chin was awarded the 2018 New York Philharmonic Marie-Josée Kravis Prize for New Music.

 

28-year-old American conductor Ryan Bancroft was awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Malko Competition for Young Conductors – in Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

American composer Jennifer Higdon was awarded the prestigious US$100,000 2018 Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition.

 

The Royal Philharmonic Society, in collaboration with the Association of British Orchestras, announced Royal Liverpool Philharmonic second violinist David Rimbault as the recipient of the 2018 ‘Salomon’ Prize.

 

Israeli-born composer Avner Dorman was awarded the 2018 ‘Azrieli Prize for Jewish Music’  – for his composition ‘Nigunim’ for solo violin and orchestra.

 

J & A Beare announced 23-year-old British violinist Cristian Grajner de Sa as the recipient of the 2018 annual ‘J & A Beare Bow Prize’.

 

The Juergen Ponto Foundation, in Germany, announced the Berlin-based Vision String Quartet as the recipients of their 2018 biennial music bursary.

 

American genre-crossing violin virtuoso, VC Artist Charles Yang was awarded the 2018 €10,000 ’Leonard Bernstein Award’.

 

We acknowledge the outstanding achievements of this year’s prize winners.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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