Russian cellist Alexey Stadler, 21, won first prize at this year's Tonali Grand Prix in Hamburg, Germany. Stadler, who studies with Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar, received €10,000.

The Tonali Grand Prix is an annual competition that alternates between violinists, cellists and pianists. The first competition, for violinists, was held in 2010.