Laureates were announced on Thursday night at the competition Gala Concert after an intense week for the competitors, who finished the final round Monday and Tuesday, then waited until the Gala to learn their placement. Here is a list of all the laureates:
CMIM GRANTS for three unranked finalists ($2,000):
Ayana began studying violin at the age of three, won the First Prize at the Osaka International Music Competition in 2008, and First Prize at the 63rd Student Music Competition of Japan in 2009. Recently she was one of the 16 semi-finalists and was selected the best performance of the Paganini Caprices at the 2014 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis Second Prize(Top Prize) at the 11th Seoul International Music Competition in 2015. Ayana has performed with orchestras including the Nagoya Philharmonic, Tokyo City Philharmonic and Osaka Symphony Orchestra.. She currently studies with Koichiro Harada at Tokyo College of Music High School.
Watch the entire Gala Concert:
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