The US violinist Hao Zhu, who was declared winner last night of the triennial Concours Musical International de Montréal, has got what it takes to impress a jury.
Zhu, 22, is a past winner of the American String Teachers Association National Solo Competition and, with the Viano String Quartet, of the 2018 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition.
In Montréal he also won the audience prize. He was the only male among six finalists.
First prize (C$30,000): Hao Zhou, 22, USA
Second (C$15,000): Johanna Pichlmair, 29, Austria
Third: (C$10,000): Fumika Mohri, 25, Japan/Germany