Erzhan Kulibaev, a 25-year-old from Kazakhstan, has won first prize at the second Buenos Aires International Violin Competition. Kulibaev, who studied with Zakhar Bron in Madrid and in Novosibirsk, received $20,000 for his first prize, and also won a $2,500 award for the best performance of Argentine tangos. Second prize went to Russian violinist Marianna Vasileva, also 25. Suyeon Kang, 23, from Australia and South Korea, and 16-year-old Haruka Doi, from Japan, shared third prize.