Ioana Cristina Goicea took first prize in the violin division of the Johannes Brahms International Competition in Pörtschach, Austria. The 20-year-old from Romania (pictured), who studies with Mariana Sirbu at the 'Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy' Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Leipzig, received 2,500 euros.
Second prize in the violin division went to Benjamin Marquise Gilmore from the UK. Chinese violinist Danfeng Shen won third prize.
In the cello division, South Korean Ja Kyoung Huh took the 2,500-euro first prize. Zlatomir Fung, from the US, was second, and Mon-Puo Lee, from Spain, came third.
The chamber music division was won by the Stratos Quartet, comprising Finnish pianist Pauli Jämsä, Austrian violinist Katharina Engelbrecht, Austrian violist Magdalena Eber, and Czech cellist Jan Ryska.
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