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First prize - Queen Elisabeth International Grand Prize
Andrey Baranov studied at the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory under Vladimir Ovcharek and Pavel Popov, before going on to further studies at the Lausanne Conservatory under Pierre Amoyal, whose assistant he became in 2009. In 2008 he won the Benjamin Britten International Competition (London) and the Henri Marteau Competition (Lichtenberg) and in 2010 he was a laureate of the Sendai (Japan), Indianapolis, Unisa (South Africa), Paganini, and Oistrakh (Moscow) international competitions. Since making his debut with the St Petersburg Philharmonic in 2005, he has played on all five continents in prestigious venues such as the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam) and the Tchaikovsky Hall (Moscow) and at festivals, including the Salzburger Festspiele. In 2012, the family of David Oistrakh honoured the quartet of which Andrey Baranov is the first violinist with his name.
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Second Prize
Tatsuki Narita started to learn the violin at the age of 3 and continued his musical studies at the Toho Gakuen School in Tokyo under Fujiwara Hamao. He has performed with a number of orchestras in Japan, including the Nagoya Philharmonic, the Osaka Philharmonic, the Tokyo Philharmonic, and the NHK Symphony Orchestra. He has won a number of prizes at competitions in Tokyo and Kirishima in his homeland. In 2010 he won Second Prize and the SACEM Prize at the Long-Thibaud International Competition in Paris. In 2010 he moved to Paris to study under Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Florin Szigeti, and Svetlin Roussev, with whom he has been pursuing his studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique.
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Third Prize
Hyun Su Shin began learning the violin at the age of 4; five years later she joined the pre-school training programme at the Korean National University of Arts, where she went on to study under Kim Nam Yun. She began her career as a soloist at the age of 11 and has performed in Europe, the United States, China, and Japan, with orchestras such as the NHK Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington D.C., the Tokyo Philharmonic, the Osaka Philharmonic, and the Seoul Philharmonic. After winning a number of competitions in Korea, she went on to impress at the Tibor Varga International Competition (Third Prize in 2005), the Hanover International Competition (Second Prize in 2006), and the Long-Thibaud International Competition in Paris (First Prize in 2008).
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Fourth Prize
Esther Yoo has been living in Belgium from age 6 and began studying at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich in 2005, under Ana Chumachenco, while attending the International School of Brussels. Since 2011 she has studied at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, with Augustin Dumay. She has also followed master classes by Zakhar Bron. She made her debut with an orchestra at the age of 8; since then she has played with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Seoul Philharmonic, the Orchestre National de Lorraine, Sinfonia Varsovia, the Moscow Symphony, and the Philharmonia Orchestra under Lorin Maazel. She has performed as a soloist in the Rising Stars series and at Carnegie Hall, the Palais des Beaux-Arts (Centre for Fine Arts), and Flagey. At the age of 16 she won Third Prize at the Sibelius International Competition.
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Fifth Prize
Tseng Yu-Chien started to study the violin at the age of 5. Since 2008 he has studied at the Curtis Institute of Music, under Ida Kavafian. He has won numerous prizes at international competitions, including the Isang Yun Competition (First Prize in 2011), the Pablo Sarasate Competition (First Prize in 2009) - at which he was the youngest laureate in the history of the competition -, and the Yehudi Menuhin Competition Junior division (Third Prize in 2006). He has performed as a soloist with a number of orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Orquesta Sinfonica de Navarra, the Taipei Symphony Orchestra, the Cross-Strait Peace Symphony Orchestra, and the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan, and has given numerous recitals in Spain and Taiwan.
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Sixth Prize
After a musical education in his homeland, where he was taught by Eduard Kutchinsky, Artiom Shishkov went on to further studies, starting in 2010, at the Universität fur Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna, under Dora Schwarzberg. He has been awarded several scholarships and has impressed at international competitions such as the Torun Competition in Poland (Second Prize in 2007) and the Brahms Competition in Portschach in Austria (Second Prize in 2006). In 2012 he won Third Prize in the International Max Rostal Competition (Berlin). A member of the Lipkind Quartet, he has given recitals in various European countries and has taken part in a number of festivals, including Art-November in Moscow and the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad (Switzerland).
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Unranked laureate
After studying in his homeland and later at the Conservatorio G.F. Ghedini in Cuneo (Italy), Ermir Abeshi pursued his studies under Salvatore Accardo at the Accademia Walter Stauffer in Cremona and at the New England Conservatory in Boston under Dora Schwarzberg. As concertmaster of the Cuneo Conservatory Orchestra from 2001 to 2005, he gave a number of concerts in Europe. He has also appeared in recitals as a soloist and in chamber music in Italy, the Czech Republic, Germany and in Boston. In 2004 he made his debut as a soloist with the Ghedini Symphony Orchestra. He has also played with the New England Conservatory Chamber Orchestra, the Bacau Philharmonic (Romania), and the Piedmont Symphony (Virginia).
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Marc Bouchkov first learned to play the violin at the age of 5 with his grandfather, Matis Vaytsner. In 2001 he entered the Conservatoire de Lyon, in Claire Bernard’s class, before going on to further studies at the CNSM in Paris and under Boris Garlitsky in Hamburg. At the age of 17 he won First Prize in the Henri Koch International Competition (Liege). Awarded the Edel-Prize scholarship, he also won First Prize at the Young Concert Artists Auditions in Leipzig in 2010. He has given many recitals in France, Belgium, and Germany and has also performed with the Moscow Soloists under Yuri Bashmet and with the Hamburger Symphoniker, the Hacettepe Senfoni Orkestrası in Ankara, the Orchestre Impromptu in Paris, and the Liege Royal Philharmonic.
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After studying at the Mount Royal University Conservatory in Calgary under William van der Sloot, Nikki Chooi went on to further studies at the Curtis Institute of Music (Philadelphia) under Joseph Silverstein and Ida Kavafian. First laureate of the Klein International Strings Competition (San Francisco) in 2009, he has also won a number of prizes at national competitions in Canada, as well as a special prize at the Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow (2007). He has performed as a soloist with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, the Victoria Symphony, the Santa Cruz Orchestra, and the Edmonton Symphony, among others, and has given numerous recitals in Canada and the United States (Marlboro Music Festival, Ravinia Festival, and Music from Angelfire).
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Unranked laureate
Dami Kim started the violin at the age of 5. She studied first under Aaron Rosand at the Curtis Institute of Music (Philadelphia) and later under Miriam Fried at the New England Conservatory (Boston). She has won numerous scholarships and competition prizes, including First Prize at the Joseph Joachim Competition (Hannover) in 2012 and at the Munetsugu Angel Violin International Competition (Nagoya) in 2011, various prizes at the Premio Paganini Competition (Genoa), and Fifth Prize at the Sendai International Competition in 2010. She has appeared with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the KBS Symphony Orchestra, the Seoul Philharmonic, the Daejeon Philharmonic, and the Kyung-Ki orchestra and has given recitals in Korea, Japan, Italy, and the United States.
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