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Violinist Richard Lin triumphs at Sendai International Music Competition

Monday, 10 June 2013

US–Taiwanese violinist Richard Lin won first prize at the Sendai International Music Competition in Japan at the weekend. The 21-year-old (pictured), a student of Aaron Rosand at the Curtis Institute of Music, received JPY3,000,000 (£19,500).

Japanese violinists Tatsuki Narita and Chieri Tomii, both 21, took second and third prize respectively. Fourth prize went to 18-year-old Russian Anna Savkina. Bomsori Kim, 23, from South Korea, won fifth prize, and 25-year-old American Tekalli Suliman came sixth.

The Sendai International Music Competition, which also has a piano division, is held every three years. This year's event featured 38 violinists from 15 countries.

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