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Japanese–American violinist Mayumi Kanagawa wins Heifetz Competition in Vilnius

Tuesday, 05 March 2013

Japanese–American Mayumi Kanagawa (left) won the €6,000 first prize at the Jascha Heifetz International Violin Competition in Vilnius, Lithuania. The 18-year-old is a graduate of the Colburn School in Los Angeles, where she studied with Robert Lipsett. She was first-prize winner of the 2011 Irving M. Klein Competition in San Francisco.

Second prize went to French 17-year-old David Petrlik. Ayako Tanabe, 25, from Japan, and Alexander Kotelnikov, 21, from Russia, shared third prize.

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