Annual Competition

We are pleased to announce the results of the 22nd Annual Masters Concerto and Aria Competition sponsored by the Kenwood Symphony Orchestra!

The winners of this year’s competition are:

  • Heather Hjelle, voice, singing from Wagner’s Tannhauser: “Dich Teure Halle”
  • Adrienne Johnson, piano, playing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, mvmt. 1
  • Daniel Keeler, cello, playing Lalo’s Cello Concerto in D minor, mvmt. 1
  • Jimin Lee, voice, singing from Gounod’s Faust: “Jewel Song”
  • Amos Lucidi, piano, playing Ravel’s Concerto for the Left Hand
  • Michael Min, voice, singing from Puccini’s Tosca: “E lucevan le stelle”
  • Christopher Raddatz, clarinet, playing Debussy’s Première rhapsodie
We also have several Honorable Mention candidates:
  • Beth Blackledge, flute, playing Mozart’s Flute Concerto in G major, mvmt. 3
  • Rebecca Kimpton, english horn, playing Stephenson’s Concerto for English Horn and Strings, mvmt. 1
  • Courtney Wiley, voice, singing from Saint-Saëns’ Samson et Dalila: “Mon coeur s’ouvre a ta voix”
  • Wenshuai Zhang, piano, playing Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2, mvmt. 1

Save the Date for the 2020 competition: November 14-15, 2019.
Here is the 2019 contest application for your reference.

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