Annual Competition

Congratulations to the winners of the 19th annual Masters Concerto and Aria


Competition!  You will be able to hear them perform at our concerts on Saturday, February 11, and Sunday, February 12.

  • Carolyn Forte, soprano, singing Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915
  • Hyeeji Kim, piano, playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3 in c minor, mvmt. 1
  • Cameron Longabaugh, saxophone, performing Tomasi’s Concerto pour saxophone et orchestre, mvmt. 1
  • Joseph Okell, tenor, singing from Bizet’s Carmen: “La fleur que tu m’avais jetée”
  • Sonja Wangensteen, harp, playing Reinecke’s Harp Concerto in e minor, mvmt. 1
  • Sarah Wright, violin, playing Brahms’ Concerto in D Major, mvmt. 3
We also had several Honorable Mention candidates:
  • Anna Christofaro, voice, singing from Braunfels’ Die Voegel: “Ach! Liebwerte Freunde gegrusst”
  • Jeehoon Kim, voice, singing from Verdi’s Rigoletto: “Cortiginia vil razza dannata”
  • Salam Murtada, piano, playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, mvmt. 1
  • Minhee Park, piano, playing Mozart’s Concerto in E-flat Major, No.9, mvmt. 1

Please send an e-mail to our MCAC coordinator if you would like to receive announcements about future contests.  You can reach Julie Pronovici at or (763) 535-9824.

The 20th Annual MCAC competition is expected to be in November 2017.  For reference, here is this year’s application form with the full contest rules.

To become an MCAC donor:
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Kenwood Symphony Orchestra
P.O. Box 19591
Minneapolis, MN 55419

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