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2005 Winners List

Senior Events – Ages 18 - 35

Ernst Krenek Competition

 

Mikhail Korzhev

First Place
Winner – Teacher: Daniel Pollack

Prize: Solo Recital at the Bosendorfer-Saal in Vienna, Austria

Nationality: Russian – Resides in Rowland Heights, CA

Performance: Krenek’s Sonata No. 2, Opus 59

Sponsored by the Ernst Krenek Society

Naoko Sugiyama

Second Place
Winner – Teacher: Randall Hodgkinson

Prize: $1,000

Nationality: Japanese – Resides in Brookline, Massachusetts

Sponsored by the Ernst Krenek Society

Solo Competition

Stepan Simonian First Place
Winner - Teacher: Pavel Nersessi

Nationality: Russian – Resides in Moscow

Performance: Liszt Transcription of Wagner’s Overture to “Tannhauser”

Prize: Solo Recital at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York

Sponsored by the Adams Family

Hyun-Soo Lee

Second Place
Winner – Teacher: John Perry

Prize: $1,000

Nationality: Korean – Resides in Los Angeles, California

Emi Kagawa – Honorable Mention

Prize: $500

Nationality: Japanese – Resides in Forest Hills, New York

Orchestral Competition With The International

Chamber Ensemble of Rome

Conductor: Francesco Carotenuto

Sungeun Kim

 

First Place
Winner – Teacher: Julian Martin

Prize: Solo and Orchestral Performances in Rome, Italy with the International Chamber Ensemble of Rome

Nationality: Korean – Resides in Okemos, Michigan

Performance: Brahms Concerto in B-Flat, Opus 83

Accompanied by The International Chamber Ensemble of Rome – Conductor: Francesco Carotenuto

Sponsored in part by Isabel and Lawrence Barnett

Nikolai Maloff

Second Place
Winner – Teacher: Jane Coop

Prize: $1,000

Nationality: Canadian – Resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Sarah Rhee – Honorable Mention – Teacher: Nelita True

Prize: $500

Nationality: Canadian – Resides in Rochester, New York

Special Awards:

Stepan Simonian - 2005 McCallum Theatre Solo Recital Prize - January 15, 2006

Nikolai Maloff - A Solo Recital at Old First Church in San Francisco, Sponsored by the Ross McKee Foundation of the Bay Area - Sept. 23, 2005

Hyun-Soo Lee – A London Performance Award including a solo recital, a Concerto appearance with the “London Soloists Chamber Orchestra 2006 Series” and a full scholarship to London Master Classes, Summer 2006

Sungeun Kim – Recital on the 2005-2006 Sunday Afternoon Concert Series at the Palm Springs Desert Museum

Intermediate Events – Ages 13 - 17

Solo Competition

Michelle Naughton – (aged 16)

First Place
Winner – Teacher: Sergei Babayan

Prize: Solo Recital on St. John’s Cathedral Concert Series in Denver, Colorado

Nationality: American – Resides in Madison, Wisconsin

Ryan MacEvoy McCullough – (aged 17)

Second Place
Winner – Teacher: Dr. Deborah Clasquin

Prize: $750

Nationality: American – Resides in Eureka, California

Concerto Competition

Michelle Naughton – (aged 16)

First Place
Winner

Prize: Artist in Residency with the Gulf Coast Symphony in Fort Meyers, Florida

The residency includes a performance with the Symphony, a Solo Recital and participation/performance in the Musical Gateways Education Program.

Ryan MacEvoy McCullough – (aged 17)

Second Place
Winner

Prize: $750

Sean Chen – Honorable Mention – Teacher: Edward Francis

Nationality: American – Resides in Oak Park, California

Special Awards:

 

Michelle Naughton – A Solo Recital to open the new Rancho Mirage Library Auditorium -  Jan. 31, 2006

Ryan MacEvoy McCullough – A Recital at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Palm Desert, under the auspices of the Donna Norman Memorial Fund - Feb. 5, 2006

Junior Events – Ages 12 and Under

Solo Competition

Joseph Tsai (Age 12) – First Place Winner – Teacher: Chun Wang

Prize: A Recital with the “Music at Snowmass Chapel…Concerts for the Community” Series in Snowmass Village, Colorado

Nationality: American – Resides in Northridge, California

Elaine Zhong (Aged 12) – Second Place Winner – Teacher: Chunyi Wang

Prize: $500

Nationality: American – Resides in Chino Hills, California

Fantee Jones (Aged 11) – Honorable Mention – Teacher: Hsieh Tien

Nationality: American – Resides in Roseville, California

Concerto Competition

Abigail Sin (Aged 12) – First Place Winner – Teacher: Thomas Hecht

Prize: Concerto Performance with the Lamont Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Lawrence Golan, at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music in Denver, Colorado on May 26, 2005.

Sponsored in part By Dr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Darr

Nationality: Singapore – Resides in Singapore

George Li (Aged 9) – Second Place Winner – Teacher: Dorothy Shi

Prize: $500

Nationality: American - Resides in North Andover, Massachusetts

Andrew Tang (Aged 9) – Honorable Mention – Teacher: Paul Huebner

Nationality: American – Resides in Walnut, California

Special Awards:

Andrew Tang - Eli Birer Memorial Award Winner

Prize: $500

Sponsored by Lillian Birer Lapidus

Andrew also performed “Cat and the Mouse,” written by Aaron Copland at the Black and White Ball on February 6, 2005.