Winners 2007

   The Young Musicians Competition expresses its sincere appreciation to The New York City Department of Cultural AffairsThe Host Organization for this grant is St. Pauls/St. Lukes Lutheran Church Sam Ash Music Corp.Their support has helped make this year's Competition possible.  Performance Competition The Preliminaries were held March 25, 2007First Place Winners 2007 High School Level (Level II)    Laura Kegeles, cello     Benjamin Bregman, violin     Chanah Elizabeth Ambuter, harp Pre-High School Level (Level I)Geoffrey Wang, piano Helen Yao, piano Jesse Murray, cello Manami Mizumoto, violin Luis Diaz, fluteComplete List of Performance Competition Winners for 2006High School Level (Level II)First Place Winners:Chanah Elizabeth Ambuter, harp, grade 10, Vernon Township High School, private wtudy with Bridget KibbeyBenjamin Bregman, violin, grade 11, Milburn High School, private study with Patty KopecLaura Kegeles, cello, grade 11, homeschool, private study with Vladimir PanteleyevSecond Place Winners:Irma Daunoraite, cello, grade 11, The Beacon School, private study with Vladimir PanteleyevAshley Han, flute, grade 9, S.I. Technical High School, private study with Keri-Ann DiBari-OberleAlexandra Kelly, viola, grade11, Bridgewater Raritan High School, private study with Heidi CastlemanDaniel Kim, clarinet, grade 10, S.I. Technical High School, private study with Keri-Ann DiBari-OberleHoward Yew, piano, grade 10, Susan Wagner High School, S.I., private study with Wen-Yi Lo Third Place Winners:Michael Chiang, viola, grade 11, Great Neck North High School, private study with Kenji BunchCynthia Chon, flute, grade 12, Tottelville High School, S.I., private study with Yelena Khaymovitch Honorable Mention:Erik Anderson, cello, grade10, S.I. Technical High School, private study with Madeline CasparieNicole Kilray, violin, grade 11, Poughkeepsie Day School, private study with Anna OstrofskyMarcel Krasner, cello, grade 9, Edward Murray High School, Brooklyn, NY, private study withAndre EmilianoffDeborah Milburn, violin, grade 10, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art, NY, NY, private study with Min Sum KimSarah-Jane Pinsky, cello, grade 9, Notre Dame Academy High School, S.I., private study with Madeline Caspari   Pre-High School Level (Level I)First Place Winners;Luis Diaz, flute, grade 8, Special Music School (P.S. 859), private study with Valerie HolmesManami Mizumoto, violin, grade 6, Special Music School, (P.S. 859), private study with Vlktor Basis Jesse Burrnside Murray, cello, grade 4, Special Music School, (P.S. 859), private study with Vladimir Panteleyev Geoffrey Wang, piano, grade 7, St. Joseph Hill Academy, S.I., private study with Michael ThomopoulosHelen Yao, piano, grade 8, Staten Island Academy, private study with Anthony NewtonMoriah Feiner Trenk, piano, grade 8, Scarsdale Middle School, private study with Paul Ostrovsky Second Place Winners:Asa Capsouto, cello, grade 8, homeschool, NYC, private study with Sibylle JohnerHarry Chiang, violin, grade 8, Great Neck North Middle School, private study with Ann SetzerKira Elise Mathias-Prabhu, violin, grade 5, Thomas P. Hughes School, Berkeley, NJ, private study with Min KimSarah-Jane Pinsky, voice, grade 9, Notre Dame Academy, S.I., private study with Elizabeth MullerThird Place Winners:Matthew Fishteyn, piano, grade 8, Special Music School, PS 859,  NYC, private  study with Cynthia Lilly Kira Elise Mathias-Prabhu, violin, grade 5, Thomas P. Hughes School, Berkeley, NJ, private study with Izabella LissKira Frances Mathias-Prabhu, violin, grade 5, Thomas P. Hughes School, Berkeley Heights, N.J., private study with Izabella LissTara Frances Mathias-Prabhu, violin, grade 3, Kent Place School, private study with Izabella LissHonorable Mention:Caelie Butler, violin, grade 8, Tri-Valley Central School, Grahamsville, NY, private study with Anastasia SolbergHarry Chiang, piano, grade 8, Great Neck North Middle School, private study with Noel LinYuree Kim, flute, grade 6, I.S. 24, S.I., private study with KeriAnn DiBari-OberleSarah-Jane Pinsky, cello, grade 9, Notre Dame Academy, S.I., private study with Madeline CasparieCush Solberg, piano, grade 6, homeschool, Ellenville, NY, private study with Susan Seligman Stephanie Sun, violin, grade 5, P.S. 48, S.I., private study with Sanchie BobrowStephanie Sun, piano, grade, 5, P.S. 48, S.I., private study with Wen-Yi Lo The Grand Prize Winner was selected at the Competition Finals, May 19 Level II  Laura Kegeles, cello   Laura presented her prize recital Sunday May 18, 2008, at 3:30, in the Music Performanance Center, Campus Hall.                                                  Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, Edward Elgar                                                                        1st move. Adagio-moderato                                                                         2nd move., Lento-Allegro molto                                                                         3rd move., Adagio                                                                         4th move., Allegro, ma non troppo                                                  Sonata for Cello and Piano in B minor, Dimitry Kabalevsky                                                                         1st move., Andante molto sostento                                                                        2nd move., Allegretto con moto                                                   "Vito" Spanish Dance, David Popper Laura Kegeles, 17 years old, was born and raised in New York City.  She is a member of the Young Artist Program at the Elaine Kaufman Cultural Center, where she takes private lessons with Vladimir Panteleyev.  Laura has had solo performances in various halls in New York City, including Steinway Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Weill Recital Hall, and the Russian Tea Room.  Her appearances with orchestra have included four performances with the Kiev State Orchestra, as a laureate of the school's annual concerto competition.  This summer, Laura will be in residence at the Aspen Summer Music Festival and School.  Laura will begin her undergraduate studies at the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati this fall, in the studio of Yehuda Hanani.     For Composition Winners see  Original Composition Competition Winners 07 Recording Engineers: Ernie Jackson, Jeffrey Cavorley, Lauren PatsosPhotographs: Pia Simone GarberAssistants: Jim Mauro, Pia Simone Garber