First prize went to Czech violinist Marie Hasoňová and Romanian flautist Raluca Tihon

Marie Hasonova

Marie Hasonová

Having received 12 entries from 13 nations, the online ‘Coffee Mask’ International Music Video Competition for flute and violin duo, organised by the Kasseler Kulturforum, based in Kassel, Germany, and the Universal Korean Organic Ensemble-Viktoria & Virtuosi, announced its three prize winners. 

First prize of €2,000 went to Czech violinist Marie Hasoňová,  a student of Johannes Meissl, Vida Vujic and Avedia Kouyoumdjian at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, and Romanian flautist Raluca Tihon.

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Japanese violinist Karin Nakayama and German flautist Pia Marei Hauser won second prize, worth €1,500, while third prize, worth €1,000 went to German violinist Susanna Fini and French–Swedish flautist Svea Guémy.

Sitting on the jury were Ilya Gringolts, Benoit Fromanger, Adelheid Krause-Pichler, Eva Jander-Schulz and Viktoria Kaunzner.