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Sarah Christian wins 2. prize at the international ARD competition

In the final of the international ARD competition the young violonist Sarah Christian has won the second prize. She shared it with Andrea Obsio from Italy. The jury chaired by Mauricio Fuks of Canada decided to withhold the first prize.

Furthermore Christian won the audience prize. All finalists played Prokofiev’s first violin concerto with Michael Francis conducting the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.

From round one there were 37 musicians from over twelve countries of the world in the category violin. The competition is still running in other categories until 10th of September. The prize-winner concerts will be on 13, 14 and 15 of September and are livestreamed by the BR online.

In summer of this year Christian released her debut album on the label GENUIN Classics with Prokofiev’s Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in F minor, op 80 and Schubert’s Fantasy for Violin and Piano in C major, Op. post. 159, D. 934. The piano is played by Lilit Grigoryan, who companied Christian in the competition as well.

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