Annual Competition

We are pleased to announce the results of the 20th Annual Masters Concerto and Aria Competition sponsored by the Kenwood Symphony Orchestra!

The winners of this year’s competition are:

  • Mark Brudevold, flute, playing Hanson’s “Serenade for Flute, Harp, and Strings”
  • Jeehoon Kim, baritone, singing from Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia: “Largo al factotum della citta”
  • Young Eun Lee, soprano, singing from Offenbach’s Les Contest d’Hoffman: “Les oiseaux dans la charmille”
  • Bingjie Liu, piano, playing Saint-Saens’ Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, mvmt. 1
  • Jieun Park, violin, playing Saint-Saens’ “Havanaise”
  • Patricia Ryan, cello, playing Saint-Saens’ Cello Concerto No. 1, mvmt. 3
  • Adrienne Stankey, piano, playing Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3, mvmt. 1
We also have several Honorable Mention candidates:
  • Leah Carver, soprano, signing from Dvorak’s Rusalka: “Song to the Moon”
  • Heather Hjelle, soprano, singing from Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana: “Voi lo sapete”


Save the Date for the 2018 competition: November 10-11, 2018.  Here is the 2017 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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