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Solo Prizes Awarded at American String Teachers Association Competition

21 year old Belgian-Hungarian violinist Samuel Nebyu has been awarded 1st Prize in the Senior Violin Division and the $5000 Grand Prix Prize at the 2015 American String Teachers Association (ASTA) Solo Competition, in Salt Lake City, United States.

A student of Eduard Schmieder at Temple University, Samuel is a former 1st prize winner at the 'Remember Enescu' and Flame International String Competitions.


2nd prize in the Senior Violin Division was awarded to Yeu Qian – with an 'Honorable Mention' to Alex Ayers.

In the Junior Violin Division, 1st prize was awarded to Hao Zhou, 2nd prize to Lindsey Jelin Lee and an 'Honorable Mention' to Fiona Shea.

In the Senior Viola Division, 1st prize was awarded to Hayaka Komatsu and 2nd prize to Benjamin Chilton.

In the Junior Viola Division, 1st prize was awarded to Arjun Ganguly, 2nd prize to Lindan Burns and an 'Honorable Mention' to Miriam Wagstaff.

In the Senior Cello Division 1st prize was awarded to John Crawford.

In the Junior Cello Division, 1st prize was awarded to Kay Otake, 2nd prize to Gabriel Martins and 'Honorable Mentions' to Noah Lee and Mark Prihodko.

In the Senior Double Bass Division, 1st prize was awarded to Aaron Olguin, 2nd prize to Augustin Ramos and an 'Honorable Mention' to Samuel Suggs.

In the Junior Double Bass Division, 1st prize was awarded to Paris Myers and 2nd prize to John Mietus.

18 year old Hao Zhou from the United States was awarded the $1000 over-all Audience prize.


PICTURED: 2015 ASTA Solo Competition Grand Prize Winner, Samuel Nebyu from Belgium.

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