Olga Volkova won first prize at the Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition in Odense, Denmark. The 21-year-old Russian, who studies with Zakhar Bron in Cologne, received DKK 125,000 (£13,500). The second prize went to Niklas Walentin Jensen, 18, from Denmark. Eva Thorarinsdottir, a 25-year-old violinist from Iceland, took third prize.

Topics