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Composers hit high note in Romania

BUCHAREST, Romania - Three South Korean composers won top prizes at the George Enescu international music competition in Bucharest, Romania, organizers said on Sunday.

Cho Kwang-ho, with his “Cytisus/A-Phonie,” and Woo Mi-hyun, with “The play of light for string quartet,” tied for the first prize in the chamber-music section.

In the category for symphonic music, Chang Eun-ho finished first with his symphonic poem, “The Human.”

Chinese musician Tian Bonian, 25, won the first prize in the cello competition. There were no first prizes awarded in the piano and violin sections.

The competition is held every two years in Bucharest during the Enescu Festival, one of Europe’s most famous. AFP
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