Violist Matthew Lipman won the $7,500 first prize and the $1,000 grand prize at the  WAMSO Minnesota Orchestra Volunteer Association's Young Artist Competition in Minneapolis, US. Lipman, 19, studies with Heidi Castleman at the Juilliard School of Music. Second prize went to cellist Hans Goldstein, 23. Violist Vicki Powell, also 23, took third prize.