Stefan Tarara has won first prize at the Rodolfo Lipizer International Violin Competition in Gorizia, Italy. The 25-year-old German, who studies with Zakhar Bron at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Mannheim, received €12,000. Second prize was shared between 24-year-old Ermir Abeshi, from Albania, and Maria Milchtein, 25, from Russia.