GENEVA, Nov. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – Korean composer Choi Jae-hyuck won this year’s Composition Prize of the Geneva International Music Competition, the organizer said Sunday, local time.
The 22-year-old musician brought home the honor with Nocturne III for clarinet and orchestra at the 72nd competition held in the Swiss city.
Studying at The Juilliard School, Choi is considered to have a remarkable ability to express emotions through his music.
The classical music event, launched in 1939, is one of the world’s most well-regarded competitions. Previous Korean winners include cellist Chung Myung-wha in 1971, composer Cho Kwang-ho in 2013 and pianist Mun Ji-yeong in 2014.