Korean pianist wins Maria Canals Concours
Korea's Ann Soo-jung has won the 58th Maria Canals International Music Concours which ended in Barcelona, Spain on Wednesday, according to the contest's homepage and Ann's family in Seoul Thursday.
The 24-year-old pianist defeated Nozomi Nakagiri from Japan and Ukraine's Vadym Kholodenko with a score of 9.33 by playing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major. She received a prize purse of 20,000 euros (29.9 million won).
Nakagiri and Kholodenko received 9.2 and 8.73 points, respectively, to finish second and third.
Ann is a graduate of Seoul's Korea National University of Arts. (Yonhap)