Zhanbo Zheng, 17, of China, wins first prize in 2014 Primrose International Viola Competition
Primrose International Viola Competition and to all participants! Here are the prize winners:
Congratulations to the prize winners of the 2014
- First Prize: Zhanbo Zheng of China
- Second Prize: Manuel Vioque-Judd of France
- Third Prize: Cong Wu of China
First-prize winner Zhanbo Zheng in the middle, with second-prize winner Manuel Vioque-Judd on the left and third-prize winner Cong Wu on the right.
And here are the winners of the other prizes:
- Concerto Prize (Best performance of 20th c. concerto): Yifei Deng of China
- Best Performance of the Commissioned Work, Aldonza by Christian Colberg: Matthew Cohen of USA
- Best Bach Performance (Linnet Press Editions Award): Kei Tojo of Japan
- Mozart Prize (Best performance of Mozart Kegelstatt Trio): Cong Wu of China
- Primrose Prize (Best performance of a Primrose transcription): Kendra James of Canada
- Sonata Prize: Manuel Vioque-Judd of France
- Tone Award: Olivia Palazzolo of USA
- Honorable Mentions: Born Lau of China, and Kei Tojo of Japan
Awards were granted after a Final round which featured the three finalists playing a concerto work with the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra. Manuel Vioque-Judd played "Lachrymae" by Benjamin Britten; Cong Wu played Concerto in B minor by Handel/Casadesus; and Zhanbo Zheng played "Lachrymae" by Benjamin Britten.
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