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The Stradivarius International Violin Competition recently announced the winners of its International Junior Division and Utah Division.
Midvale City Mayor JoAnn Seghini awarded the grand prizes at the awards ceremony and Prizewinner's concert. The Stradivarius International Violin Competition concluded its final day on July 13 at Libby Gardner Hall at the University of Utah.
Winners for the International Junior Division: Emma Meinrenken from Canada, won First Laureate, and prizes of $7,500 (Charles W. Fine Violins Award), a violin (hand made by Charles W. Liu, the President of the competition and respected violin maker, valued at $15,000), and an invitation to appear as a soloist with the Utah Symphony in their 2014 Deer Valley Festival. Other winners included Emma Meinrenken, Colleen Venable, Gallia Kastner, Annelle Kazumi Gregory, Felicity James Winners for the Utah Division, as described by the organization: Shenae Anderson , age 15 from Draper, Utah, won 1st Prize, $750 (Charles W. Fine Violins Award), an invitation to appear as a soloist with the Salt Lake Symphony. Margaret Ivory Oliverson, age 15 from Holladay Utah, won Second Place and a prize of $500 (Charles W. Fine Violins Award), Karen Ferry, age 13 from Corinne, Utah, won Third Place and a prize of $400 (Charles W. Fine Violins Award). Suni Norman, age 16, Tooele Utah, won 4th Price of $400 (Charles W. Fine Violins Award). Bree Fortheringham, age 16, Layton Utah, won 5th Price of $200 (Charles W. Fine Violins Award),