The 27-year-old receives a cash prize of €25,000


Aylen Pritchin has been awarded first prize at the Long-Thibaud-Crespin International Violin Competition in Paris. The 27-year-old, multiple prize-winning Russian receives €25,000 and concerts in Europe.

Second prize, worth €12,000, is awarded to 22-year-old Naoka Aoki from Japan and third prize, worth €6,000, to 24-year-old Friederike Starkloff from Germany.

The Long-Thibaud-Crespin competition is dedicated to piano, violin and singing, focusing each year on a single discipline. The 2014 violin jury was headed by Salvatore Accardo and included Russian violinist Eduard Grach, US violinist Joseph Silverstein and French violinist Philippe Graffin.

Photo: Wieniawski Violin Competition

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