The world’s best violin maker is Koreanmain
The winners of the International Violin Makers Competition have been announced in Moscow.
Top in the modern category is Sunghee Hong (pictured), who works at the Stradivari college in Cremona.
Best in the imitation instrument category is Milena Noventa, from Parma.
Maria Strelnikova (Moscow) and Andreas Preuss (Tokyo) took the viola prize; best cello maker is Eduard Schwen (Hamburg). Top bow maker is Luboš Odlas from the Czech Republic.