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Sergei Dogadin wins first prize in the 2015 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover

Laurie Niles

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Published: October 9, 2015 at 9:13 PM [UTC]

Winners were announced today in the the 9th Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition in Hannover, Germany. They are:

  • First prize (€50,000): Sergei Dogadin, 27 (Russia)
  • Second prize (€30,000): Shion Minami, 26 (Japan)
  • Third prize (€20,000): Richard Lin, 24 (Taiwan/USA)
  • Fourth prize (€8,000): Benjamin Marquise Gilmore, 27 (Netherlands/USA)
  • Fifth prize (€8,000): Ayana Tsuji, 17 (Japan)
  • Sixth prize (€8,000): Amalia Hall, 26 (New Zealand)

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L-R: Sergei Dogadin, Shion Minami, Richard Lin. Photo by Benjamin Bonouvrier.

Their performances can be viewed on the competition's website: Click here to listen to the latest performances and click here to view archived performances.

Dogadin, who played the Shostakovich Concerto during the final round, studied at St. Petersburg Conservatory, where he was a student of V. Ovcharek, and his father, A. Dogadin. He also took master classes with Boris Kushnir and Zakhar Bron. In 2012 he was accepted to the International Menuhin Music Academy (IMMA) in Gstaad (Switzerland) where he became a student of Maxim Vengerov. A winner of top prizes in the 2011 Tchaikovsky Competition (2nd), 2005 Paganini Competition (1st), 2002 Andrea Postaccini Competition (grand prize, 1st) and many more, Dogadin plays on a 1758 Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violin.

Sergei Dogadin
Sergei Dogadin. Photo by Benjamin Bonouvrier.

Jury members for the Joachim competition are: Salvatore Accardo, Boris Kuschnir, Rudolf Koelman, Silvia Marcovici, Lucie Robert, Kaija Saarikettu, Takashi Shimizu, Weidong Tong, and Ingolf Turban. The competition’s artistic director, Krzysztof Wegrzyn, also serves as chair of the jury but does not vote.

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From 2011 Tchaikovsky competition, Sergei Dogadin:

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