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Vikram Francesco Sedona is the winner of the 32. City of Vittorio Veneto Violin Competition
The 2nd Prize went to the Frenchman Luka Ispir, while the 3rd Prize went to the German Andreas Siles-Mellinger
It ended on 2 October with the final concert at the prestigious Lorenzo Da Ponte Theater Violin Competition "City of Vittorio Veneto" Prosecco DOC International Award. The event, with the participation of the Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala Academy in Milan directed by the Maestro David Coleman, saw the 21-year-old win Vikram Francesco Sedona (from Preganziol, Treviso), which won the first prize of € 8,000 offered by the Prosecco DOC Protection Consortium.

In addition to the most prestigious prize, Vikram Francesco Sedona was also awarded five of the seven scholarships up for grabs, including the 'Mario Benvenuti' offered in memory of the founding Master of the Competition. Also in Sedona went the precious violin worth € 18,000.00 built specifically for this edition from luthier Lorenzo Rossi. The winner also wins numerous prize concerts, including those offered by the Teatro alla Scala in Milan and by the Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venice.

The second prize of € 5,000.00 offered by the Municipality of Vittorio Veneto was awarded to Luka Ispir (22 years old, France), while the third prize of € 2,000.00 offered by the Lions Club of Vittorio Veneto went to Andreas Siles-Mellinger (23 years old, Germany).

The jury decided to award a Taisiya Zinova (Latvia) a special one diploma of merit worth € 750.00 offered by the Rotary Club Conegliano Vittorio Veneto.

The jury was chaired by Ernesto Schiavi, artistic director of the RAI National Symphony Orchestra. The other members were the artistic director of the competition Francesco De Angelis, solo violin and Konzertmeister of the Teatro alla Scala and of the Filarmonica della Scala; David Coleman, British conductor and composer; Silvia Marcovici, violinist; Stefano Da Ros, composer and head of the jury secretariat and artistic coordination of the Competition.

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The recording of the final concert is available on the Youtube profile of the Municipality of Vittorio Veneto at: https://youtu.be/PqlxcnKV64
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