Competitions, Awards and Appointments: March 2022

[1] Kebra-Seyoun Charles pc Shaleah Feinstein

This month’s competition results, appointments and forthcoming contests


US double bassist Kebra-Seyoun Charles, 24, has won the Sphinx Competition’s senior division. The prize comes with $50,000 and concert engagements. Charles is a graduate of the New England Conservatory and currently studies at the Juilliard School. Second place ($20,000) went to Venezuelan violinist Gabriela Lara, 21, while US violist Harper Randolph, 25, came third ($10,000) and also received the audience prize ($5,000).

Violinist Isobel Warmelink, 25, has won the €12,000 Oskar Back Prize for 18–25-year-olds at the Netherlands Violin Competition for Dutch violinists. Warmelink is a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. Emma Roijackers, 26, took the €6,000 second prize as well as the audience prize, while third prize and €4,000 went to Iris van Nualan, 19. The €3,000 Davina van Wely prize for 14–17-year-olds was awarded to Joshua Tavenier, 16….

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