Winners Announced in 16th Annual Walgreens National Concerto Competition

HIGHWOOD, Ill. – A total of 203 young musicians from all corners of the USA competed in Midwest Young Artists’ 17th Annual Walgreens National Concerto Competition, which took place on December 29-30 at the Ravinia and MYA Center in Highwood.
March 1, 2013 - PRLog -- Students from 3rd to 12th grade competed for more than $10,000 in scholarships and cash prizes in the MYA Orchestra Division and the Open Division, which were divided into the Junior Level (for students up to 8th grade) and the Senior Level (for 9th through 12th graders). Judges from the Eastman School of Music, The University of Illinois, SMU and other prestigious institutions selected the winners. Perhaps the most exciting prize for these musicians is the chance to perform their winning pieces with MYA full orchestras.

17th Annual Walgreens Concerto Competition Winners 2012 Results:

MYA Senior Division

Overall Winner: String - Aidan Perreault, Sibelius Violin Concerto; will play with Symphony
Honorable Mentions: David Berghoff, Hindemith Der Schwanendreher for viola Emily Camras, Shostakovich Cello Concerto Christopher Gao, Prokofiev Sinfonia Concertante for cello Genevieve Smelser, Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 Rachel Stenzel, Saint-Saens Violin Concerto No. 3
Piano Winner: Nick Trimark, Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1
Voice Winner: Marie Stumpf, Handel "Svegliatevi nel core"
Early Music Winner: Janani Sivakumar, Bach Violin Concerto in A minor
Honorable Mention: Torin Bakke, Mozart Clarinet Concerto
Other Instruments Winner: Max Farbman, Creston Concertino for Marimba
Honorable Mentions: Kathryn Chiodo, Nielsen Flute Concerto Taylor Isberg, Mozart Clarinet Concerto Theodore Mavrakis, Debussy Premiere Rhapsody for Clarinet Nathaniel Mitchell, Arutunian Trumpet Concerto

MYA Junior Division

Overall Co-Winner: String -Masha Lakisova, Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
Honorable Mention: Sofiya Kyrylyuk, Bruch Violin Concerto Anastasia Dalianis, Elgar Cello Concerto Adam Lee, Saint-Saens Cello Concerto
Piano Winner: Alice Zhang, Mozart Piano Concerto No. 12; will play with Philharmonia
Honorable Mention: Kimberly Han, Mendelssohn Piano Concerto
Early Music Overall Co-Winner: Masha Lakisova and Sofiya Kyrylyuk, Bach Double Concerto; will play with Concert Orchestra
Honorable Mention: Reuben Park, Haydn Cello Concerto Other Instrument: Ethan Ramaly, Chaminade Concertino for Flute

Open Senior Division

Overall Winner: Piano - Chaeyoung Park, Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3
Honorable Mention: David Hou, Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1
String Winner: Kelly Talim, Brahms Violin Concerto Alternate Winner: Nathan Walhout, Bloch Schelomo (Solomon) Rhapsodie hebraique for Cello
Honorable Mention: Ursula Steele, Walton Viola Concerto Lucia Ticho, Shostakovich Cello Concerto
VoiceWinner: Emily Pogorelc, Rossini Come tacer?for Soprano
Early Music Winner: Zlatomir Fung, Haydn Cello Concerto Honorable Mention: Jordan Gunn, Haydn Cello Concerto
Other Instrument Winner: Sung Yong (Roy) Cho, Mozart Clarinet Concerto
Honorable Mention: Serena Voltz, Gregson Tuba Concerto Jeeahn Ko, Hue Fantasie for Flute

Open Junior Division

Overall Winner: Piano - Roger Shen, Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2
String Winner: Karisa Chiu, Saint-Saens Violin Concerto No. 3
Honorable Mention: Fiona Shea, Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1Zachary Brandon, Wieniawski Polonaise for ViolinJulian Ji-Hoon Rhee, Wieniawski Scherzo and Tarantella for Violin Clarissa Bevilacqua, Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1
Early Music Winner: Roger Shen, Mozart Piano Concerto No. 15
Honorable Mention: Corey Chung, Mozart Piano Concerto No. 12
Other Instrument: Winner: Addison Herr, Debussy Premiere Rhapsodie for Clarinet
Honorable Mention: James Vaughen, Artunian Trumpet Concerto
The application deadline for next season’s 18th Annual Walgreens Concerto Competition is December 1, 2013, and applications are being accepted now –

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Midwest Young Artists (MYA) is one of the leading youth music ensemble programs in the country and represents some of the brightest young musicians in the world. A top rated nonprofit by Great Non-Profits, MYA offers exceptional training in jazz, choral, chamber, wind symphony and orchestral performance. Founded in 1993, MYA currently reaches more than1,000 students from 74 communities in the Chicago area, with students ranging in age from12 months old through 12th grade. MYA encompasses 8 youth orchestras, more than 65 chamber music ensembles, four choral groups, a comprehensive jazz program, a wind symphony and a multi-level music theory program. Students have the opportunity to travel abroad and perform in major venues throughout the United States and around the world. MYA graduates are accepted at the most prestigious conservatories and colleges in the USA and abroad.
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