The 20-year-old Croatian violinist receives a cash prize of €5,000 and a number of performance opportunities
Luka Ljubas has won the eleventh Vaclav Huml International Violin Competition in Zagreb. The 20-year-old Croatian violinist, a student of Gerhard Schulz at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts, receives a cash prize of €5,000 and a number of performance opportunities.
Second prize, worth €3,500, went to Leonid Zhelezny from Russia, while third prize, worth €2,500, was awarded to Anne Marie Wehrmeyer from Germany.
Founded in 1977, the Vaclav Huml Competition marked its 40ths anniversary this year. Thirty-six competitors from 15 countries took part in the live rounds, performing for a jury including president Viktor Tretiyakov, vice presidents Tonko NiniÄ‡ and Zlatko Stahuljak, and Shizuka Ishikawa, Goran KonÄar, Kimiko Nakazawa and Leonid Sorokow.