Congratulations to All Winners !
Leah Amory, (age 14) violin
Seokhoon Henri Yoon, cello (age 14) – $250 IVC award and alternate Grand Winner
Elizabeth Lee, violin (age 9) – $250 Main Violin award
Jun Lin, violin (age 15) – $250 Main Violin award
Aoi Kitazawa, piano (age 8) – $250 IVC award
Nicole Izaguirre, piano (age 13) – $250 IVC award
Jicheol Ha, piano (age 17) – $250 KMS Capital award
Aimee Chang, piano
Sofia Adele Polcri, piano
Audrey Ang, violin
Dexter Doris, violin
Dylan Hamme, violin
Bernadette Kim, violin
Madeleine Pintoff, viola
Nathalie Lelogeais, piano
Vivian Yao, piano
Lawrence Chai, viola
Jeremy Jahng, viola
Jeremy Cha, cello
Eumin Hong, cello
Irene Lee, cello
Shelley Choi, violin
Frank Wang, violin
Karen Jang, violin
Juling Wang, violin
Iris Wu, violin
Abigail Yoon, violin
Phoebe Ro, viola
Ziyue Ma, cello
Brooklyn-based violinist, Christopher Ferrara, has gained international recognition as an acclaimed chamber musician and prominent educator throughout the United States and Europe. Redefining what it means to be a classical musician in the 21st century, Ferrara has incorporated his enthusiasm for chamber music and all-things-tech to draw an entirely new demographic to the concert hall. From live video broadcast to intimate 360 camera footage of performances, Ferrara is committed to reimagining ways to connect audiences to live chamber music performances.
As a performer, Ferrara has shared the stage with many of today’s leading artists including former and current members of the Ensō, Jack, Daedalus, Brentano, Cooperstown, and Emerson String Quartets. He is a regular invitee to chamber music series across the country and most recently joined the New York Classic Forum as one of their principal artists.
Fusing his proclivity for tech, videogames, and chamber music, Ferrara spent several years touring as principal violinist and AV engineer of the Triforce Quartet – an ensemble that specializes and performs videogame music covers. During his tenure, the quartet gained international acclaim, recorded two full albums, and paved the way in fostering many relationships in the industry, including guest appearances with Video Games Live, Capcom Live, and performances at many notable videogame conventions such as PAX and MAGFest.
Robert Reed is an accomplished cellist and educator with an active performing schedule that includes chamber recitals, and solo appearances with orchestras throughout the US. Since 1998 he has been a frequent guest of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, with whom he has toured Europe and Japan. He holds degrees in performance from New England Conservatory and from the University of Michigan where he received his doctorate. Dr. Reed counts among his teachers Laurence Lesser, Stephen Kates, Colin Carr, Erling Blondal Bengtson, and distinguished pedagogue, Louis Potter, Jr. (author of the Art of Cello Playing). Dr. Reed’s extensive experience as a chamber musician has been shaped by coaching from such figures as Leon Fleischer, Eugene Lehner, Benjamin Zander, members of the Juilliard and Cleveland String Quartets, victor Rosenbaum, Russell Sherman, and Martin Katz. Reed was also a member of the Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra for over 15 years, and he has appeared in performance with many notable celebrities such as the Three Tenors, Joshua Bell, Aretha Franklin, Smokey Robinson, John Denver, Rod Stewart, Yes, Deep Purple, Mary J. Blige, Earth Wind and Fire, and Andrea Bocelli, to name just a few.
As an educator, Dr. Reed has held positions at Eastern Michigan University, Hillsdale College, Albion College, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, and Interlochen Summer Music Camp. Dr. Reed is currently Associate Professor of Music at BMCC/City University of New York. He is a founding member of the Musica Trinitatis Concert Series at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Manhattan, and is an executive board member of the prestigious Violoncello Society.
Pianist JINHEE PARK has built an international reputation as a versatile artist of both vocal and instrumental chamber musician as she has given extensive performances in Italy, Korea,
Taiwan, United States, and China. During her current residency in New York, she has performed in Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Lincoln Center, and featured in WQXR’s Midday Masterpieces Series. In her native Korea, she had performed as a concerto soloist with Changwon Symphony and New Seoul Philharmonic. Aside from her performing career, she has worked with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Julius Drake, Hye-Kyung Hong, Christoph Prégardien, and Craig Rutenberg. During the summer months, Ms. Park has given extensive performances in Aspen music festival, Toronto Summer Music Festival, and Chautauqua Institution. She currently works at the Juilliard School and serves as a vocal coach at Manhattan School of Music and in Chautauqua Institution. Ms. Park received her Bachelor’s degree at the Seoul National University and received her Master’s degree at Juilliard School under the tutelage of Jonathan Feldman, Margo Garrett, Andrew Harley, and Diane Richardson. She is currently pursuing Professional Studies at Manhattan School of Music with Warren Jones as a full-scholarship recipient.
Pianist Jun Cho has appeared as both solo and chamber musician at major New York venues including Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, and Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center. Mr. Cho has also performed as concerto soloist with the orchestras of Rice University, The Juilliard School and The Mannes School. An avid collaborator, Mr. Cho has performed with renowned musicians including Ithzak Perlman, Kathleen Winkler, and Toby Appel. He has given extensive collaborative performances at the Aspen Music Festival and the Sejong Music Festival, and served as a collaborative piano faculty at the Heifetz Institute. He currently serves as a faculty member at the Perlman Music Program. Jun Cho received his Bachelor’s and Master’s of Music degrees at The Juilliard School and currently resides in New York City while pursuing a doctoral degree at The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.