Seoul-born Taejun Park has won the J.&A. Beare Solo Bach Competition for string players, held at the Bishopsgate Institute in London. The 18-year-old violinist, a student of Albrecht Breuninger at the Musikhochschule Karlsruhe, was awarded £1,000. The second prize of £500 went to 20-year-old Latvian violinist Kristine Balanas. French cellist Claire-Lise Démettre, 23, won the £300 third prize.