The Aris Quartet, from Germany, and the German–Russian duo of cellist Daniel Wachsmuth and pianist Ludmilla Kogan shared first prize in the chamber music division of the International Johannes Brahms Competition in Pörtschach, Austria. First prize in the violin category went to Petr Matejak, 24, from the Czech Republic. Seventeen-year-old Mei Diyang, from China, took first prize in the viola division. The cello category first prize was won by Benjamin Truchi, 24, from France.