Russian violinist Marianna Vasilyeva has won first prize at the Sion-Valais International Violin Competition in Switzerland. The 24-year-old, a student of Zakhar Bron in Cologne, received $15,000. Second prize went to JiEun Anna Lee, 16, from South Korea. Mizuki Chiba, 15, from Japan, took third prize.

Vasilyeva previously won the Prague Spring International Music Competition in 2010 and the Lipinski and Wieniawski International Competition for Young Violinists in 2009.