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Yu Pyol Mi Wins Int'l Juvenile Piano Concours
Pyongyang, February 9 (KCNA) -- Yu Pyol Mi, Korean schoolgirl, was awarded the diploma for the first place and the special prize at the 56th Schumann International Juvenile Piano Concours.

The final contest was held Germany from Jan. 8 to 10.

It brought together at least 70 excellent pianists under 18 from different countries and regions including the DPRK, Germany, China and Russia.

The concours were divided into six groups according to ages.

Yu, 8, placed first in the Asia-Pacific regional contest of the concours held in Beijing from September to October last year.

She successfully played piano music pieces requiring high artistic and performing skills at the finals to be acclaimed by the jury and experts, thus placing the first in the group.

The diploma for the first place and the special prize "Grotrian-Steinweg" in the name of the organizational committee of the concours were conferred upon her at the awarding ceremony held on Jan. 31.

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