Prize includes paid recital at Carnegie Hall to take place on 22 September this year
The second Manhattan International Music Competition has announced its winners for 2017, with German violinist Anne Luisa Kramb taking the top prize in the string category, earning herself $2,500 and a Carnegie Hall recital.
Fellow prize winners Alexey Melnikov (piano) and Michele Angelini (tenor) will share the recital, which will take place on 22 September.
The competition is unusual in being judged solely from video submissions, while winners are also offered representation by affiliated management company Manhattan Concert Artists, which describes itself as ’an artistic agency conceived to support extraordinarily gifted young musicians’.
Kramb, who was born in 2000, has a number of competition successes to her name already, with wins at the Mlody Paganini International Violin Competition in 2014, the International Telemann Competition in 2015, the Bacewicz International Violin Competition in Lodz in 2015 and the Spohr Competition, Weimar in 2016, and also won a junior award at the 2016 Menuhin Competition.
She studies at the Kronberg Academy and plays an Enrico Rocca violin, on loan from the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben.
The Manhattan Competition also announced gold and silver prize winners, who will be offered representation: Gold for Maria Kouznetsova (with distinction), Mairead Hickey (with distinction), Ji Won Song, Christine JeongHyoun Lee, Mikhail Nemtsov, and David Petrlik; and Silver for Eri Masaoka, Gyehee Kim, Lisa Sung, Coleman Itzkoff, and Dominik Emanuel Wagner.
16-year-old Ellinor D’Melon was given the ’Young Virtuoso Award’.