Violin competition gives prizes to video applicantsmain
The Rubinstein International Violin Competition, based in Düsseldorf, unable to hold a live contest, has awarded its prizes to the best audition videos it received.
First prize went to Yuna Ha, 28, from South Korea, a member of the Esmé Quartet. Second went to Alexandra Weissbecker, 19, from Germany.
Is this sensible? admirable? ethical?