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    Default Prize winner, help please

    Hello,

    I have to write a short biography of a musician; during 2006-2011, he won 5 first prizes at international competitions.
    I think, I should write:


    "Percussionist and composer XX was born in Krakow (Poland) in 1990.

    2006-2011 he won five 1st prizes at international percussion competitions.
    In 2009 XX became a student of the xx where he is pursuing a double major in Applied Percussion and Composition".

    His debut marimba album “Incoming” was released in 2011.

    Do you think everything is OK?

    Thank you for your help!

    Artur

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    Default Re: Prize winner, help please

    Quote Originally Posted by AArtur View Post
    Hello,

    I have to write a short biography of a musician; during 2006-2011, he won 5 first prizes at international competitions.
    I think, I should write:


    "Percussionist and composer XX was born in Krakow (Poland) in 1990.

    2006-2011 he won five 1st prizes at international percussion competitions.
    In 2009 XX became a student of the xx where he is pursuing a double major in Applied Percussion and Composition".

    His debut marimba album “Incoming” was released in 2011.

    Do you think everything is OK?

    Thank you for your help!

    Artur
    If you are talking about a period of time from one date to another, we don't usually use "during", we use "between". So "Between 2006 and 2011, he won first prize five times ..." (I prefer that to "he won five first prizes").

    Otherwise, I think it's fine.

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    Default Re: Prize winner, help please

    Thank you!
    Artur




    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    If you are talking about a period of time from one date to another, we don't usually use "during", we use "between". So "Between 2006 and 2011, he won first prize five times ..." (I prefer that to "he won five first prizes").

    Otherwise, I think it's fine.

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