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Taiwanese violinists clean up at Singapore competition

2015/01/22 11:30:35

Tseng Yu-chien (left), Richard Lin (right) and Sirena Huang

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) Young Taiwanese violinist Tseng Yu-chien (曾宇謙) took first prize in the first Singapore International Violin Competition Wednesday.

The second-prize winner, Richard Lin (林品任), is also from Taiwan, while third prize went to Sirena Huang (黃愷珉), an American citizen of Taiwanese descent.

Tseng described the competition as a rare experience and said he was very happy to be named champion.

The triennial competition is hosted by the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music at National University of Singapore and is open to talented violinists below the age of 30.

This year's competition drew 35 participants from 14 countries.

(By Huang Tzu-chiang and Y.F. Low)
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