Kuschnir pupil wins 1st prize – and he’s not even on the jurymain
The 2018 Long Thibaud Crespin International Violin Competition has been won in Paris by Diana Tishchenko, 28, from Ukraine.
She is a student of the influential Boris Kuschnir in Graz and a runner-up at the Shanghai Isaac Stern competition.
2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to 24-year-old Mayumi Kanagawa from the United States and 24-year-old Dmitri Smirnov from Russia.
The jury consisted of: Renaud Capuçon (pres.), Alena Baeva, Kolja Blacher, James Ehnes, Martin Engstroem, Liana Gourdjia, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Guillaume Sutre, Akiko Suwanai, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Maxim Vengerov and Qian Zhou.