Maestro rising: Philly assistant wins top Paris prizemain
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.