And the prediction was spot-on, as 18-year-old Nathalia Milstein became the first woman to win the triennial contest in its 30-year history. She also put France into an equal lead with Russia in terms of winners, clocking up the third win out of ten, with compatriots Romain Deschamps (2006) and Philippe Cassard (1988), who was the inaugural winner.
Milstein followed Deschamps in a brilliantly assured performance of a Prokofiev concerto, a composer whose immediately recognisable style reconciles...
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