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Japanese cellist Dai Miyata wins Rostropovich prize

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Dai Miyata, a 23-year-old cellist from Japan, has won the first prize at the Concours Rostropovich in Paris. Miyata earned 10,000 euros for his victory. Jacob Koranyi, from Sweden, took second prize. Third prize went to Norbert Anger of Germany. The Concours Rostropovich, one of the world’s leading cello competitions, is held every four years. The 2009 event was the first since the death of the competition’s namesake in 2007.