Alexander Kobrin wins Van Cliburn piano contest

Russia’s Alexander Kobrin, 25, won the gold medal Sunday night at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, a prestigious 17-day contest known for launching classical music careers.

The silver medal went to Joyce Yang, 19, a native of South Korea. Sa Chen, 25, of China took third place. Each medalist wins $20,000 in cash and three years of concert management.

The other finalists Davide Cabassi, 28, and Roberto Plano, 26, both of Italy, and China’s Chu-Fang Huang, 22 each won $10,000.

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