The 18-year-old Ukrainian receives the €35,000 First Grand Prize, as well as the audience prize, the press jury prize and the Prize of the French Republican Guard Orchestra


Violinist Bohdan Luts performed the Sibelius Violin Concerto in the final round © Corentin Schimel- Fondation Long-Thibaud 

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Violinist Bohdan Luts has won the first prize at the Long-Thibaud International Competition in Paris, France. The 18-year-old Ukrainian received the €35,000 First Grand Prize, as well as the audience prize, the press jury prize and the Prize of the French Republican Guard Orchestra. Second prize and €20,000 went to Dayoon You (22, South Korea) and third prize, worth €12,000, was taken by Koshiro Takeuchi (18, Japan). Fourth and fifth prizes went to Vikram Francesco Sedona (23, Italy) and Miyu Kitsuwa (23, Japan) respectively.

Bohdan Luts has previously won the first prize at the 2022 Alberto Lysy International Violin Competition, and joint first prize at the Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition the same year. He studied at the Krushelnytska Music School in Lviv, at the Lysenko Music School in Kyiv and at the International Menuhin Music Academy. His teachers have included Oleg Kaskiv, Renaud Capuçon, Olga Korinets, Yaroslava Kataryna and Maria Futorska, and he has participated in masterclasses with violinists including Pinchas Zukerman and Gábor Takács-Nagy.

This year’s jury comprised Sarah Nemtanu (France), Silvia Marcovici (Romania), Akiko Suwanai (Japan), Jean-Jacques Kantorow (France), Marc Laforet (France), Sergey Khachatryan (Armenia), Boris Kuschnir (Austria) and Jean-Claude Casadesus (France).

The Long-Thibaud Competitoin was founded in 1943 by pianist Marguerite Long and violinist Jacques Thibaud. Previous winners have included violinists Kristóf Baráti, Anshel Brusilow, Christian Ferras, György Pauk, Vladimir Spivakov and Diana Tishchenko.

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