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A 19-year-old Japanese woman took the top prize at the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition, considered a springboard for young pianists to an international career, in western Switzerland on Friday.

Yumeka Nakagawa, a first-year student at the University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar in Germany, became the laureate of the 29th edition of the prestigious contest after playing Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2.

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