The 2015 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition in Hanover has announced 39 successful contestants, chosen from submitted videos. The list is here.
Violinists aged 16 to 27 compete for €140,000 in prizes and the loan of a Guadagnini violin.
Three of the contestants are lists as half-US, which usually means they are studying at a US college.
The absence of Brits is unsurprising. Do we still teach violin in the UK?