French Cellist Maxime Quennesson has won First Prize in the second annual Lillian and Maurice Barbash J.S. Bach Competition for strings.  A student of Gary Hoffman and artist-in-residence at the Queen Elisabeth Chapel in Belgium since 2019, Quennesson was born in Orsay, France and began studying the cello at age 6.

The Second Prize went to violinist Claire. A native of Chicago, Ms. Bourg is currently pursuing an artist diploma from the Curtis Institute of Music, studying with Pamela Frank and Arnold Steinhardt.

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