Aylen Pritchin, 27, from St Petersburg was announced last night as winner of the Thibaud round of the Long Thibaud Crespin competition.
He receives 25,000 Euros.
Second was Naoka Aoki, 22 (Japan)
Third: Frederike Starkloff, 24 (Germany)
Fourth: Kyung Ji Min, 19 (South Korea)
Fifth: Hildegarde Fesneau, 19 (France)
The jury was chaired by the distinguished Italian soloist, Salvatore Accardo. Pritchin’s teacher, Eduard Grach, was a member of the jury, as was one of his ex-pupils.