Written by Laurie Niles
Published: March 2, 2014 at 5:06 AM [UTC]
"If (Yehudi Menuhin) were here tonight, he would be absolutely thrilled as to what happened to this competition," said competition Artistic Director Gordon Back. "Tonight you have witnessed some of the best playing you'll hear in any competition, in any city, of any age."
Announcing the winners, jury chairman Pamela Frank said, "I would like to thank these young players. Tonight was a culmination not only of a celebration of the violin, but also a celebration of music in general. Tonight, this was one of the greatest concerts I've ever heard, period. We have four fantastic artists in our midst, and we will hear more from them. The big winner is the music world, to have you all in it."
The winners are:
First Prize: Stephen Waarts, 17, (American-Dutch) - Studies at Curtis Institute with Aaron Rosand
Second Prize: In Mo Yang, 18 (Korean) - Studies at New England Conservatory
Third Prize: Christine Seohyun Lim, 19 (American-Korean) - Studies at Curtis Institute
Fourth Prize: Stephen Kim, 18 (American) - Studies at Curtis Institute with Shmuel Ashkenasi and Joseph Silverstein
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