Taiwanese conductor wins 2nd prize at international competition

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Taiwanese conductor wins 2nd prize at international competition

Taipei, March 31 (CNA) Hsieh Szu-yun (謝斯韻), a choral conductor from Taiwan, won second prize at the second "Boris Tevlin International Competition of Choral Conductors" in Moscow on Friday.

Hsieh, an associate conductor of the Taipei Philharmonic Chamber Choir, tied with Natal'ya Nefyodova of Russia for second place in a field of 24 contestants.

The first prize has not yet been awarded, according to the website of the Moscow Conservatory, which held the international competition March 27 to April 1 in Moscow.

Hsieh's second prize includes 100,000 rubles (about US$1,750) and the title of laureate in the competition. She is scheduled to conduct the Chamber Choir of the Moscow Conservatory at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Taipei Philharmonic Chamber Choir's senior manager Ferdinand Ting (丁達明) said the emcee at the award ceremony announced Hsieh as hailing from Taiwan but the Moscow Conservatory listed her country of origin as China/Taiwan.

Hsieh has alerted the Moscow Conservatory to the issue, Ting said.

(By Lo Yuan-shao and Kuan-lin Liu)
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