A Russian wins richest violin competition

A Russian wins richest violin competition


norman lebrecht

October 10, 2015

The winner of the 9th Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition in Hannover is Sergei Dogadin.

He leaves with 50,000 Euros and Naxos recording and a stash of concert dates. Dogadin, 27, came joint second at the 2011 Tchaikovsky competition in Moscow (the first prize was not awarded).

The awards in full:



1. Sergei Dogadin
2. Shion Minami, 26 (Japan)  €30,000
3. Prize: Richard Lin, 24 (Taiwan)  €20,000
4. Prize: Benjamin Marquise Gilmore (US/Netherlands)  €8,000
5. Prize: Ayana Tsuji (Japan)  €8,000
6. Prize: Amalia Hall (New Zealand)  €8,000


Judges: Salvatore Accardo, Boris Kuschnir, Rudolf Koelman, Silvia Marcovici, Lucie Robert, Kaija Saarikettu, Takashi Shimizu, Weidong Tong, Ingolf Turban.


  • Barbara says:

    I’m afraid to say that the New Zealander will probably not even be mentioned in the NZ Press. If she had played rugby as well……
    So I give my congratulations and best wishes for a bright and happy future.