Korea's Lee Hyo-ju Takes First Place in Chopin Competition

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Korea's Lee Hyo-ju Takes First Place in Chopin Competition

In the third Moscow International Youth Chopin Competition, Lee Hyo-ju of Korea (15, in the third year at Yewon School) was awarded the grand prize, while Park Jin-sun from the same school was placed fifth.

Taking place every four years, this competition is open to youths under 16 years of age, and 35 youngsters from eight countries - including Russia, America, Germany, and Japan - participated in the preliminary and final rounds of the competition held in Moscow from April 9 to 17.

In compliance with the regulation that all contestants must perform only pieces by Chopin, Lee played Chopin's Piano Concerto No.21 and tied for first, receiving a certificate and $3,500 in prize money.

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