19-year-old Canadian violist Emad Zolfaghari (Curtis Institute of Music) was named first-prize winner in the 2024 Primrose International Viola Competition in Los Angeles. He also won the Audience Prize.

Second Prize went to Kinga Wojdalska, 25, of Poland (Zürcher Hochschule der Künste) and Third Prize to Andy Park, 22, of United States (Yale University)

Canadian violist Emad Zolfaghari was accepted into the Curtis Institute of Music at age 16, where he currently studies with Hsin-Yun Huang. He is the first-prize winner of the Irving M. Klein International String Competition and the International Morningside Music Bridge Competition. He is the second-prize winner of the Johansen International String Competition and third-prize winner of the OSM String Competition.

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