South Korean composers scoop prizes at Enescu music festival
Three South Korean composers won top prizes at the George Enescu International music competition. -AFP
Three South Korean composers won top prizes at the George Enescu International music competition held in Bucharest, organizers said on Sunday.
Kwang Ho Cho with his "Cytisus/A-Phonie" and Mihyun Woo with 'The play of light for string quartet", tied for the first prize in the chamber-music section.
In the category Symphonic music, Chang Eunho finished first with his symphonic poem "The Human".
Chinese musician Tian Bonian, 25, won the first prize in the cello competition among 48 candidates from around the world.
There were no first prizes in the piano and violin section.
The competition is held here every two years in Bucharest during the Enescu music festival, one of Europe's most famous. Prizes range from 15,000 to 5,000 euros.
The festival was launched in 1958 to pay tribute to the Romanian composer and violinist George Enescu (1881-1955), whose pupils included the late Yehudi Menuhin.
The festival was banned by the communist regime in 1971 but came back to life after the fall of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu in 1989.
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