Cleveland, July 31 — Following the final round of the Oberlin Cooper International Violin Competition at Severance Hall tonight, competition donors Thomas and Evon Cooper announced the jury’s decision to split first prize between Belle Ting, 15, from Taipei, Taiwan, and Gallia Kastner, 18 of Arlington Heights, Illinois. Each will receive a cash prize of $10,000. Second place winner, Joshua Brown, 15 or Gurnee, Illinois, won $6,000. The third prize was not awarded this year.
Collaborating with The Cleveland Orchestra under Jahja Ling, Ting played Alexander Glazunov’s Concerto in a minor, and Kastner brought the evening to a conclusion with Johannes Brahms’s Concerto in D. Brown played Dmitri Shostakovich’s Concerto No. 1. (Photo: Roger Mastroianni).