Competitions

Competition Divisions

2019 Junior and Intermediate Competition Latest Results:

Concerto Finalists:
Intermediate Encouragement Prize – # 219 – Jonathan Kuo, Indonesia
Intermediate Concerto Finalist – # 222 Victor Shlyakhtenko
Intermediate Concerto Finalist – # 231 – Ningxin Zhan
Junior Concerto Finalist – # 119 – Nathaniel Zhang
Junior Concerto Finalist – # 124 – Ray Zhang

Junior Solo Finalists – 5 PM – Sat, Mar 30 – In Order of Appearance:
# 134 – Lucie Kim, 12, USA
# 127 – Hudson Ragins, 12 USA
# 119 Nathaniel Zhang, 12 USA

Intermediate Solo Finalists – 7 PM – Sat, Mar 30 – In Order of Appearance:
# 248 – Ryan Sheng, 15, USA
# 231 – Ningxin Zhan, 16, People’s Republic of China
# 217 – Kevin Cho, 16, USA

Scriabin Intermediate Prize Winners:

Juniors Advancing to the Solo Semi Finals Tues Night AT 6:30 pm in numerical order:

Sophie Chung = # 116 J (USA)
Shang-en Pai – # 118 J (Taiwan)
Nathaniel Zhang – # 119 J (USA)
Hudson Ragins – # 127 J (USA)
Lucie Kim – # 134 J (USA)
Andrew Gu – #163 J (Germany)

 Intermediate Solo Semi-Finals (in alpha order, NOT in order of performance:)
Clare Chiang
Kevin Cho
Maxine Park
Ryan Sheng
Victor Shlyakhtenko
Angel Wang
Ningxin Zhan
Fri, Mar 29 – Intermediate Concerto Round 1 – with 2nd piano – 1:00 PM – afternoon session starts
Fri, Mar 29 – Intermediate Concerto Round 1 – with 2nd piano – 6:30 pm – evening session starts
Sat, Mar 30 – Master Classes for Contestants – two locations for each time period: 9 am start and 1 pm start
Sat, Mar 30 – SOLO FINALS – $25 per ticket – 5 PM start – call 760-773-2575 to buy tickets, or click here to buy onlinehttps://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E344467&id=16
Sun, Mar 31 – DARK
Mon, April 1 – 7 PM –McCALLUM THEATRE, Junior and Intermediate Concerto Finals with Waring Festival Orchestra – for tickets, McCallum Box Office

The Waring sponsors three competition divisions:

Junior (pianists through age 12)
Intermediate (pianists ages 13 through 17)
Senior (pianists ages 18 through 30)

Eligibility is determined by age on the first day of the Competition.

The Competition is held biennially with the Junior and Intermediate Competitions scheduled for 2019 and the Senior Competition scheduled for end of March, beginning of April, 2021.

All pianists must participate in the Solo and may participate in the Concerto competition. Separate awards are given for both solo and concerto divisions.

Master Classes

The Waring also sponsors Master Classes with distinguished teachers.  Competitors are strongly encouraged to perform in or audit these valuable classes.