Oberlin, July 29 — Following the recital round of the Oberlin Cooper International Violin Competition in Warner Hall of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music late this evening, the jury announced the audience prize winner, the fourth, fifth and sixth place winners, and the three finalists who will play concertos with with Jahja Ling and The Cleveland Orchestra on Friday evening at Severance Hall. The first-prize winner will be awarded $10,000, second-place $6,000 and third-place $3,000.
The audience prize of $500, determined by ballots submitted by listeners, went to 15-year-old Joshua Brown of Gurnee, Illinois.
The fourth, fifth and sixth place winners, who will take home prizes of $1,000 each, are Karisa Chiu, 16, Palatine, IL, Alice Haekyo Lee, 15, Toronto, ON, Canada, and Maya Anjali Buchanan, 15, Rapid City, SD. The three finalists, Belle Ting, 15, Taipei, Taiwan (above, left), Gallia Kastner, 18, Arlington Hts., IL (above, right), and Joshua Brown, will perform concertos by Glazunov, Brahms and Shostakovich (No. 1). Tickets are available online from the Severance Hall box office, and the event will be broadcast live over WCLV, 104.9 FM and wclv.com. Photos by Roger Mastroianni.