Based mostly in Washington, D.C., the Washington Worldwide Competitors for Strings introduced its 2022 prizewinners:
- 1st Prize, $10,000: Jaewon Wee (South Korea)
- 2nd Prize, $5,000: Gabrielle Despres (Canada)
- 1st Prize, $10,000: SoHui Yun (South Korea)
- 2nd Prize, $5,000: Jiwon Kim (South Korea)
- 1st Prize, $10,000: Sydney Lee (USA)
- 2nd Prize, $5,000: Romain-Olivier Grey (USA)
The viewers prize, which carried a worth of $1,000, was awarded to Jaewon Wee of South Korea.
The jury was comprised of Annie Fullard (violin), Daniel Foster (viola), and Emilio Colon (cello).
The winner of every class will even obtain a one-year mortgage of an instrument of as much as $500,000 in worth, offered by Christophe Landon Uncommon Violins. As well as, violinist Gabrielle Despres might be loaned a 1790 Italian violin made by Giuseppe and Antonio Gagliano.
All prize winners will obtain a efficiency alternative within the type of both a concerto look or a solo recital. Cellist Sydney Lee will even attend the Tennessee Cello Workshop, which is hosted by the College of Tennessee. There, Lee will carry out a solo live performance, in addition to give a masterclass.
Established in 1950 and sponsored by the Friday Morning Music Membership Basis, the Washington Worldwide Competitors alternates every year between the classes of Piano, Strings & Composition, and Voice. It has been a springboard for various notable musical careers.