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BREAKING | Prizes Awarded at United States’ 2018 Washington International String Competition

Violinist Youjin Lee, violist Muriel Garnet Razavi and cellist Tony Rymer have been awarded 1st prizes at the 2018 Washington International String Competition

22-year-old South Korean violinist Youjin Lee, 25-year-old American violist Muriel Garnet Razavi and 28-year-old American cellist Tony Rymer have been awarded 1st prizes at the 2018 Washington International String Competition – in Washington D.C., United States.

Each will receive US $10,000.

2nd prizes were awarded to 18-year-old American violinist Maya Anjali Buchanan - and 20-year-old Chinese violist Zhanbo Zheng.

3rd prizes were awarded to 20 year old German violinist Felicitas Schiffner - and 22-year-old Chinese cellist Zhihao Wu.

Youjin is a former prize winner at the Seoul International Violin Competition and the Irving M. Klein International String Competition.

Muriel is a former prize winner at the Michael Spisak and Città di Cremona International Viola Competitions.

Tony is a former prize winner at the Enescu International Cello Competition - and recently gave solo performances with the Atlanta Symphony, Boston Pops, Cleveland Orchestra, Detroit Symphony and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

The 2018 jury comprises: Dmitri Berlinsky, Rita Porfiris and Paul Katz.

Founded in 1950, previous 1st prize winners include: violinist Jennifer Frautschi, violists Cynthia Phelps, Roberto Diaz, Carol Rodland and VC Young Artist Matthew Lipman – and cellist Ralph Kirshbaum.

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