A Russian wins richest violin competition

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.

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  • 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.

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