Australian Richard Narroway has won the gold medal in the Stulberg International Strings Competition in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The 18-year-old cellist studies at Northwestern University's Beinen School of Music with Hans Jorgen Jensen. As well as the $5,000 top prize, Narroway also won the Bach Award. The silver medal went to 19-year-old violinist Bénédicte Lauzière from Quebec. Allan Steele, a 16-year-old cellist from Chicago, took the bronze.