Chinese violinist Ying Fu, 28, won the €12,000 first prize at the Premio Rodolfo Lipizer International Violin Competition in Gorizia, Italy. Fu, who studies with Cho-Liang Lin at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, and previously studied there with the late Sergiu Luca, joined the first violin section of the Cleveland Orchestra in 2011.

Two South Korean violinists, 18-year-old Jaewon Kim and 20-year-old Jae Hyeong Lee, shared second prize in the competition.