Saturday, July 02, 2011

Nigel Armstrong makes good showing

Nigel Armstrong, a recent Colburn School graduate, finished fourth Friday in the violin category of the quadrennial Tchaikovsky Competition in Russia -- a category that had no winner.

As has happened on occasion in the past, judges declined to award a gold medal for first prize, instead choosing two silver medalists, Sergey Dogadin of Russia and Itamar Zorman of Israel. South Korean's Jehye Lee, the lone female violin finalist, came in third, and American Eric Silberger finished fifth.

Armstrong's 5,000 euro prize is worth about $7,300.

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