The Max Rostal Competition, sadly shrunken since its transfer to the Berlin University for the Arts, failed to produce a violin winner this time round. The secnd prize was shared by Daniel Cho, Kyumin Park and Johanna Pichlmai.
The viola award went to Tobias Reifland, 24.
The top prize is now just 7,000 Euros.
A student of Carl Flesch, Max Rostal (1905-91) was a vastly influential London teacher.