The Leopold Mozart International Violin Competition has been held every three or four years since 1987 in honor of Wolfgang Amadé Mozart’s father, Leopold, in the elder’s birthplace of Augsburg, Germany. Wolfgang’s father was an excellent teacher to his famous son. The year Wolfgang was born, his father opened his important violin school in Augsburg.
Leopold Mozart Competition winners with NEC affiliations
Ji-Won Song '17 M.M., first prize, audience prize
Jehye Lee '08 M.M., '10 G.D., first prize, audience prize, chamber music prize
Yura Lee '05 A.D., first prize and Mozart Medal, audience prize, prize of the Young Musicians' Jury
Gahyun Cho '11 G.D., second prize (shared)
Katja Lämmermann '05 G.D., third prize, special prize Richard-Strass-Sonate
Carolin Widmann '99 A.D., special award