The first prize at the Joseph Szigeti International Violin and Viola Competition in Budapest was shared by violinists Wang Xiao and Aleksandra Kuls.

Wang, 25, from China, studies at the Manhattan School of Music with Lucie Robert. Kuls, 21, from Poland, is a student of Kaja Danczowska at the Krakow Academy of Music.

The second prize went to 26-year-old Hungarian violinist Ern? Kállai, who also won the audience prize. There was no third prize awarded.