American, 25, wins $50k at Joachim CompetitionNews
The Hannover-based contest, which has been cleaned up of past corruptions, was won last night by an American violinist, Maria Ioudenitch.
In addition to the first prize of 30,000 Euros, she came away with the 10k laureate grant, 5k new-work prize, 3k chamber music award and 2k Urtext prize – almost a clean sweep.
Russian born, Maria moved with her family to Kansas City at three years old. She has studied with Pamela Frank and Shmuel Ashkenasi at the Curtis Institute and is taking a master’s degree at the New England Conservatory with Miriam Fried.
The competition jury was composed of Carolin Widmann, Ana Chumachenco, Suyoen Kim, Christine Schäfer, Zohrab Tadevosyan, Ulf Wallin, Donald Weilerstein, Robert Levin, Eleonore Büning and Andrew Manze.