Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Dusseldorf-based competition has awarded prizes on the basis of candidates’ application videos
The Rubinstein International Violin Competition – in Dusseldorf, Germany - has awarded joint 1st prize to the 28-year-old South Korean violinist Yuna Ha and the 19-year-old German violinist Alexandra Weissbecker. Both will receive €1000.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, this year’s prizes were awarded based on the candidates’ application video performances.
A graduate of Seoul National University, Ha is currently studying with Svetlin Roussev, Olivier Charlier and Friedemann Eichhorn at the Hochschule für Musik Weimar and the Paris Conservatory.
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Weissbacker is studying with Pierre Amoyal at the Salzburg Universität Mozarteum.
3rd prize of €500 was awarded to Seonhye Song from South Korea.
The 2020 jury comprised: Yuri Bondarev, Wonhee Bae and Daniel Garlitsky.