15-year-old Daniel Lozakovitj (Sweden), has been awarded First Prize at the first Vladimir Spivakov International Violin Competition, in Ufa, Russia. Second Prize is shared by 23 year old Agnes Langer, from Hungary and 26 year old Mai Suzuki, from Japan. Third prize was awarded to 22 year old Leonid Zhelezny, from Russia. The jury comprised: Vladimir Spivakov (Chair), Mikhail Kopelman, Boris Kushnir, Gabor Taras – and VC ‘Artist’ Nikita Boriso-Glebsky.

Daniel Lozakovitj was born in April 2001 and began playing the violin in 2007, making his concerto debut with the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra and Vladimir Spivakov two years later. He then became a protégé of Spivakov, this culminating with this award…

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