The only male in the last 22 contestants has won the 2016 London contest.
Ziyu He from China is 16 years old.
1st Prize Winner – Ziyu He, 16, China
2nd Prize Winner – SongHa Choi, 16, South Korea
3rd Prize Winner – Yu-Ting Chen, 20, Taiwan
4th Prize Winner – Jeein Kim, 20, South Korea
The jury of nine was chaired by American violinist Pamela Frank; with five former laureates Julia Fischer, Ray Chen, Tasmin Little, Ning Feng and Joji Hattori. Menuhin’s son and pianist Jeremy Menuhin, Korean violinistDong-Suk Kang and director of the Verbier Festival Martin Engstroem.
Ziyu He was born in Qingdao, China and began the violin aged 5 with Professor Xiangrong Zhang. Since 2011 he has studied at the University Mozarteum and Leopord Mozart Institute, under the tutelage of Professor Paul Roczek for violin, and since 2014 viola with Professor Thomas Riebl. He won the 2014 Eurovision Young Musicians.