Winners 2009

  The Competition Finals took place Saturday, May 16, 2009

Grand Prize Winners 2009

 

 Michael Davidman, Level 1, piano

 Xiadi (Mark) Zhuang, Level 2, flute
 
Anteo Fabris, Original Composition, Three Pieces for String Quartet

 

Complete List of Winners
Level I, Junior High School
First Place Winners:
Michael Davidman, piano, grade 6, NEST(NewExplorationsInScienceAndMath), NY, private study with Efrim Briskin
Bihn Sangbin Park, cello, grade 6, Welsh Valley Middle School, Narbeth, Pa., private study with Metta Watts
Second Place Winners:
Kevin Li, piano, grade 7, S.I. Technical High School, private study with KeriAnn DiBari-Oberle
Bridget Murray, flute, grade 9, S.I. Technical High School, private study with KeriAnn DiBari-Oberle
Lockwood Taylor, voice, grade 9, Nutly High School, Nutly, NJ, private study with Michael Cundari
Geoffrey Wang, piano, grade 9, S.I. Technical High Schoo, private study with Michael Thomopoulos
Third Place Winners:
Agnes Chang, violin, grade 9, Great Neck South High School, NY, private study with Ann Setzer
Songhee Han, flute, grade 9, Tottenville High School, S.I., private study with KeriAnn DiBari-Oberle
Milton Su, piano, grade 8, Rocco Laurie Intermediate School, S.I., private study with Wen-Yi Lo
Honorable Mention:
Yuree Kim, flute, grade 8, I.S. 75, S.I., NY, private study with KeriAnn DiBari-Oberle
Eun Soo Koh, piano, grade 9, Emma Willard School, Troy, NY, Manhattan School of Music(Pre-college), private study with Zenon Fishbein
Kota Nomura, violin, grade 7, Jericho Middle School, Jericho, NY, private study with David Stuckenbruck
Kira Brabhu, piano, grade 7, Columbia Middle School, Berkeley Heights, NY, private study with Johanna Chao
Level II, Senior High School

First Place Winners:
Da Som Jung, piano, grade 10, St. Agnes Academic High School, College Point, NY, private study with KeriAnn DiBari-Oberle
Xiadi (Mark) Zhua Da Som Jung, flute, grade 11, S.I Technical High School, private study with KeriAnn DiBari-Oberle
Second Place Winners:
Regina Burd, piano, grade 10, Stuyvesant High School, NY, prikvate study with Alexander Sarest
Harry Chang, violin, grade 10, Great Neck North High School, NY, private study with Ann Setzer
Ting Li Chiu, violin, grade 10, East Brunswick High School, NJ, private study with Ann Setzer
Huei Lin, alto saxophone, grade 10, Stuyvesant High School, NY, private study with Loren Stillman
Katherine Liu, violin, grade 11, LaGuardia High School, NY, private study with Susan Kim
Third Place Winners:
Man Kin (Eric) Chow, piano, grade 12, Bayside High School, NY, private study with Yuka Yoshino
Ashley Han, flute, grade 11, S.I. Technical High School, private study with Susan Kim
Katherine Liu, violin, grade 11, LaGuardia High School, NY, private study with Susan Kim
Samantha Wilson, voice, grade 10, Oceanside High School, Long Island, NY, private study with Julia and Jim Sergi
Honorable Mention

Emily Chow, piano, grade 11, S.I. Technical High School, private study with Lidia Bofuslavsky
Daniel Kim, clarinet, grade 12, S.I. Technical High School, private study with KeriAnn DiBari-Oberle
Original Composition Winners
Grand Prize Winner:
Anteo Fabris, grade 12, LaGuardia High School for Music Art and the Performing Arts, private study with Steven Sacco
Three Little Pieces for String Quartet, 3rd move.
 Honorable Mention:

Andrew Poole Todd, GED, grade 11, private study with John Pospisil 
Scherzo for String Quartet

Arielle Rabinowitz, Buckingham Browne and Nichols School, grade 11, Brookline, MA , private study with Alla Elana Cohen
Undercurrents for clarinet, violin, vibraphone, bassoon, Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano 
Undercurrents for clarinet, violin, vibraphone, bassoon, piano is a single-movement piece that contains four contrasting sections. The first section is slow and contains a constant flowing motion. The second section is twice as fast as the first, suddenly becoming mysterious and calm. Within this section, there are three frequently repeated chords, initially stated by the piano, followed by the violin as double stops . In the third section, the tempo slows down slightly, and the mood becomes jovial and light. There is a phrase of four sixteenth notes that repeats frequently and establishes an underlying unity. The final section is the fastest  of the piece, culminating in a fury of sound as the instruments reach their final gestures. Throughout the entire movement, the piece gradually grows and develops dynamically and  slowly becomes more unified.

Danielle Galler-Rabinowitz, Buckingham Browne and Nichols School, grade 11, Brookline, MA, private study with Alla Elana Cohen 
Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano, Movement III (Andante Triste) Trio
Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano, a short, three-movement piece is a conversation between three distinct voices. Each instrument speaks in a similar thematic language, but differs slightly from the other voices; this difference may be in register, inversion, or retrograde. By using these specific techniques to differentiate between the instruments, the goal was to create an atmosphere that is, in a sense, polemic: although the instruments are not constantly at odds with each other, the thematic material in each movement is utilized differently by the three voices until the ear is "exhausted" by the sounds. Aside from pitch content, the piece also contains constant rhythmic repetition that continues throughout the three movements, representing the common thread between sections.
Recording: Ernie Jackson, Anthony Babino, Jonathan Caro
Coordinators: Leanne Surace, Aneta Kielkucki
Photographs: Leanne Surace, Anthony Babino