A 14-year-old South Korean has won the Tibor Varga 2023 International Violin Competition in Sion, Switzerland. Seohyun Kim was the youngest competitor. Seohyun Kim beat Switzerland’s Raphael Nussbaumer, 17, and Japan’s Rennosuke Fukada, 23. A total of 24 young violinists under the age of 26 took part in the competition, which recorded a new peak in participation, with 149 entries, up 20% on 2021.

Seohyun Kim also won the Youth Jury Prize, while Schwyz’s Raphael Nussbaumer took the Audience Prize and the Over-20s Jury Prize, says the Sion Violon Musique Foundation in a press release.

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