20-year-old Sara Dragan from Poland has this week has been awarded 1st prize in the Senior Category at the 2019 Novosibirsk International Violin Competition – in Novosibirsk, Russia.

A student of the competition’s Jury Chairman, Zakhar Bron, Sara will receive US $2,000.

Sara is a former 1st prize winner at the 2018 Lipinski and Wieniawski International Competition for Young Violinists – where her teacher also served as Jury President.

She was also awarded 1st prize at the 2017 ‘Young Paganini’ International Violin Competition, in Legnica, Poland – a competition founded and organized by her mother, which Zakhar Bron and his then teaching assistant, Stefan Tarara also served on the jury.

2nd prize in this year’s Senior Category was awarded to Laura Handler – also a student of Zakhar Bron.

1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes in this year’s Junior Category were awarded to Teo Gertler, Laura Koster, Ivan Kerbiou – also students at the Zakhar Bron Academy.