Date published: February 1, 2010
Fumiaki Miura, a Japanese 16-year-old, won first prize at the Hannover International Violin Competition, also winning the audience Prize.
Miura is the youngest first-prize winner since the competition began in 1991. Miura's father is concertmaster of an orchestra in Japan, and his sister studies piano. He began playing the violin at age 3 and until recently studied with Tsugio Tokunaga in Tokyo. He will continue his studies in Vienna.
The Hannover International Violin Competition was founded in 1991 and is presented every three years by the Stiftung Niedersachsen in cooperation with the University of Music and Drama Hannover, North German Broadcasting and the Staatsoper Hannover. The Hannover International Violin Competition is a member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions, Geneva. The next Competition will take place in the fall of 2012.
For more information, visit www.violin-competition.de.