Annual Competition

We are pleased to announce the results of the 21st Annual Masters Concerto and Aria Competition sponsored by the Kenwood Symphony Orchestra!

The winners of this year’s competition are:

  • Brian Hadley, bassoon, playing Rota’s Concerto for Bassoon, mvmt. 3
  • Jiyeon Hwang, soprano, singing from Donizetti’s Don Pasquale: “Quel guardo il Cavaliere … So anch’io la virtù magica”
  • Seongkyeong Kim, piano, playing Beethoven’s Piano concerto No. 4, mvmt. 1
  • Xin Lin, piano, playing Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No.3, mvmt. 3
  • Kristin Morant, soprano, singing from Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail: “Martern aller Arten”
  • Salam Murtada, piano, playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, mvmt. 1
  • Hocheol Shin, cello, playing Schumann’s Cello Concerto Op.129, mvmt. 1
  • Amanda Verstegen, soprano, singing from Donizetti’s Linda di Chamounix: “Ah! tardai troppo…O luce di quest’ anima”

Save the Date for the 2019 competition: November 16-17, 2019.
Here is the 2018 contest application for your reference.

For questions, please e-mail the MCAC Coordinator or call Julie Pronovici at (763) 535-9824.


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