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.