Prague Spring Competition 2015 Winner Yubeen Kim
Prague Spring Competition 2015 just announced the winner to be Yubeen Kim from South Korea. Only 17 years old, Yubeen Kim studies at the Lyon Conservatoire in France. See The Flute View's Interview with Yubeen Kim earlier this year.
The Second Prize was a tie awarded Korean born, Sunghyun Cho who is currently a member of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. He graduated from Oberlin where he studied with Michel Debost and also enrolled as a Masters degree candidate at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich under the guidance of Prof. Andrea Lieberknecht.
The 2nd Prize was also awarded to Hélène Boulègue from France, who currently plays piccolo with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Luxembourg.
The 3rd Prize was awarded to Joséphine Olech (1994) who has been studying at the Paris Conservatory since 2012.
Watch the competition on YouTube here:
Part 1 with Joséphine Olech and Yubeen Kim
Part 2 with Hélène Boulègue and Sunghyun Cho
The members of the jury were as follows:
Chairman, András Adorján – Denmark
Philippe Bernold – France
Barbara Gisler- Haase – Austria
Renate Greiss‑Armin – Germany
Roman Novotný – Czech Republic
Jiří Válek – Czech Republic
Carol Wincenc – USA