Winners 2008


Performance Competition

The Preliminaries were held March 15, 2008
First Place Winners 2008

High School Level (Level II)

 


 Harry Chiang, violin

 


 Moriah Finer Trenk, piano

 


Katherine Koo, clarinet 

 


James Mendelsohn, viola 

 Pre High School Level (Level 1)


Stephanie Sun, piano       


         Jake Taylor, cello

 Complete List of Performance Competition Winners

High School Level (Level II)
First Place Winners
Harry Chiang, violin, grade 9, Great Neck High School, N.Y., private study with Ann Setzer
Katherine Koo, clarinet, grade 11, Academy of the Holy Angels, Old Tappan, NJ, private study with Laura Flax
James Mendelson, viola, grade 11, The Dalton School, NYC, private study with Alexander Rees
Moriah Finer Trenk, piano, grade 9, Scarsdale High School, Scarsdale, N.Y., private study with Paul Ostrovsky
Second Place Winners
Benjamin Adler, clarinet, grade 12, LaGuardia High School, NYC, private study with Laurie Friedman
Howard Yew, piano, grade 11, Susan F. Wagner High School, private study with Wen-Yi Lo
Third Place Winners
Jean Baak, piano, grade 10, Susan F. Wagner High School, S.I., private study with Joyce Chung Liu
Xiadi (Mark) Zhuang, flute, grade 10, S.I. Technical High School, private study with KerriAnn Dibari-Oberle
Honorable Mention
Erik Andersen, cello, grade 11, S.I., Technical High School, private study with Madeline Caspari
Sneha Banergee, piano, grade 10, S.I. Technical High School, private study with Joyce Chung Liu
Natan Belchikov, piano, grade 9, Hunter College High School, private study with Nataliya Medvedovskaya

Pre-High School Level (Level I)
First Place
Stephanie Sun, piano, grade 6, IS 14, private study with Wen-Yi Lo
Jake Taylor, cello, grade 5, Special Music School, NYC, private study with Vladimir Panteleyev
Second Place Winners
Jean-Gabriel Reotutar, piano, grade 7, I.S. 34, S.I., parivate study with Joyce Chung Liu
Samantha Silverstein, violin, grade 3, Salt Brook School, New Providence, N.J., private study with Misha Kuchuk
Honorable Mention
Stephen Joseph Giglia, piano, grade 5, P.S. 180, Brooklyn, N.Y., private study with Elena Antimova
Bridget Murray, flute, grade I.S. 24, S.I., private study with KeriAnn Dibari-Oberle

Pre-High School Level (Level I)
First Place Winners
Stephanie Sun, piano, grade 6, IS 34, private study with Wen-Yi Lo
Jake Taylor, cello, grade 5, Special Music School, NYC, private study with Vladimir Panteleyev
Second Place Winners
Jean-Gabriel Reotutar, piano, grade 7, I.S. 34, S.I., private study with Joyce Chung Liu
Samantha Silverstein, violin, grade 3, Salt Brook School, New Providence, N.J., private study with Misha Kuchuk
Third Place Winners
Jeffrey Sun, piano, grade 2, P.S. 48, S.I., private study with Wen-Yi Lo
Kenta Nomura, violin, grade 3, Cantiague Elementary School, Jericho, NY, private study with Dale Stuckenbruck
Honorable Mention
Stephen Joseph Giglia, piano, grade 5, P.S. 180, Brooklyn, N.Y., private study with Elena Antimova
Bridget Murray, flute, grade 8, I.S. 24, S.I., private study with KeriAnn Dibari-Oberle
The Grand Prize Winners 2008
Level 1 Co-Winners

  
Stephanie Sun, piano
                                    Stephanie Sun is currently twelve years old and attends Tottenville Intermediate
                                    School (IS 34) on Staten Island.  She is a member of ARISTA at her school and has
                                    one of the highest grade point averages. She plays piano, violin and flute. She
                                    also enjoys reading and writing. Her piano study wi with Wen-Yi Lo. Since six she
                                    has been studying piano with Sanchie Bobrow is is a member of the Mighty String
                                    Demons. Stephanie has participated in various competitions and performances. She
                                    won Second and Third places several times in the Wagner College Young Musicians
                                    Competition. She has also won Third place and Honorable Mention for Violin. She
                                    took part in the Mid-Season Musicale of the Associated Music Teachers last year
                                    and this past August she won Second Prize in the Talent Search category of the
                                    LISMA International Music Teachers League.  She also participated in the September
                                    11 Memorial Ceremony for the Borough President.  This year she played the Brahms
                                    Hungarian Dance No. 5 as “future musician” at the State of the Borough Address.
   
Jake Taylor, cello
    Jake Taylor is 10 years old and is a private student of Vladimir Panteleyev at The Special
              Music School of America near Lincoln Center in Manhattan.  Jake has been playing cello since
      the age of two and a half and has performed around Manhattan in the chamber group the
   "Taluvy Trio" for the past five years. He is a soloist in the Metropolitan Children's Chorus
             where he has performed featured roles onstage in Die Zauberflaute, La Giaconda and many
             others.  Jake's other interests include tennis, electric guitar, swimming, tap dancing, modern
               dance,and lego engineering.  Under the direction of Ellen Robbins, Jake has performed his
                modern dance choreography on three occasions for the Dance Theater Workshop's Family
           Matters series. Jake is also a US certified sailor. Jake would like to thank his teacher Vladimir
Panteleyev for his continued guidance and support. 

 Level 2

 

 

 Katherine Koo, clarinet

 

Recording: Ernie Jackson, Anthony Babino, Jonathan Caro
Coordinators: Leanne Surace, Aneta Kielkucki
Photographs: Leanne Surace
Special thanks to Ernie Jackson, Shirley Bock, Mark Farley