The Busch Ensemble has won first prize in the ensemble division of the Royal Over-Seas League Competition in London. The UK-based chamber group, founded in November 2010 by violinist Mathieu van Bellen and cellist Jonathan Bloxham, received £10,000.

First prize in the solo strings division went to violinist Ben Baker, 22, from New Zealand. He won £5,000 and a £1,000 Overseas Award.