NCS Violinist Stella Chen awarded first prize in Queen Elisabeth Violin Competition
Noree Chamber Soloists is proud and overjoyed to share that NCS violinist Stella Chen was award the 1st Prize of the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Violin Competition 2019 held in Brussels. Following a final round on Saturday 25 May, in which candidates performed a concerto of their choice and Finnish composer Kimmo Hakola’s newly written Fidl op. 99, accompanied by the Belgian National Orchestra under Hugh Wolff, the Queen Elisabeth Violin Competition has awarded its first prize to Stella Chen.
The 26-year-old American violinist receives €25,000, a CD recording, a number of important international performance opportunities – plus the 4 year use of the 1708 Huggins Stradivarius violin, on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation.
(source: The Strad)