Lio Kuokman, recently appointed assistant conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra, has been declared winner of the Evgeny Svetlanov Competition.
The first prize was not awarded. Kuokman was second. A British conductor, Samuel Burstin, came third.
The winner gets 15,000 Euros and a second chance to conduct the radio philharmonic orchestra of France.
Kuokman, 32, is in the process of moving from Hong Kong to the US.