Russian cellist, 25, wins Naumburg in New Yorkmain
Lev Sivkov, from Siberia, took the $15,000 first prize at the Naumburg 2015 International Cello Competition. A student of Jean-Guihen Queyras at Freiburg, Sivkov also wins two New York recitals.
Tied for second place were Juilliard’s Jay Campbell, 26, and Brannon Cho, 21.
The jury: Nicholas Mann, David Geber, Natasha Brofsky, Thomas Demenga, Norman Fischer, Bonnie Hampton, Marta Casals Istomin, Michael Kannen, Hei Yi Nei, and Richard Wernick.