2016 IVC Winners

Congratulations to All Winners !

Grand – Featured soloist with the NY Tutti Ensemble (spring 2017)

Max Bobby, cello


Joshua Cai, viola ($250 Main Violin award)
Sophia Stoyanovich, violin ($250 Main Violin award)
Ayane Nakajima, piano ($250 award)
Jonah Murphy, flute ($250 award)


Daniel Kim, cello
Joshua Kovac, cello
Shelley Choi, violin
Julia Jones, violin
Eilene Lee, violin
Christine Ramirez, violin
Samantha Silverstein, violin
Krystal Sun, violin
Kira Lee, flute


Ian Maloney, cello
Aram Kim, violin
Katelyn Moon, violin
Anabelle Johnston, piano
Alexander Seo, piano
Arco Piano Quintet – Stephanie Park and Young Ye Rho, violins / Hyun Cheong, viola / Aaron Jinsoo Rhee, cello / Ashlynn Hyun, piano

Honorable Mention

Grace Choi, viola
Nicole Izaguirre, piano
Lesley Sung, piano
Rachel Kim, flute
Phoebe Ro, viola
Deborah Ro, cello

Helene Jeanney : piano

Jung Lin : piano

Boris Baev : oboe & english horn

Performance Experience

2016-Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, Principal Oboe
2015-Zelda Orchestra, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – CBS, English Horn
2015-Scranton Symphony Orchestra. Principal Oboe
2015-New York Concerti Sinfonietta, Carnegie hall, Oboe
2015-The Ureuk Symphonie Orchestra, Merkin Concert Hall, Principal Oboe
2012-Present, American Ballet Theater Orchestra, Section Oboe, English Horn,Principal Oboe
2014-2015-Australian Chamber Orchestra, European and Australian tours
2013-Present Westchester Philharmonic, Principal Oboe & Second oboe-English Horn
2014-Camerata Virtuosi NJ, Carnegie hall, Principal Oboe
2014-American Symphony Orchestra (ASO), English horn
2013-Present, “Phantom of the Opera”, “Gentleman’s guide to love and murder”, “The King and I” and “On the Town” on Broadway, sub position
2013-Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra (Israel), Principal Oboe, English Horn
2012-Present Adelphi Symphony Orchestra, Principal Oboe & English Horn
2012-St. Lukes Orchestra, second Oboe
2006-2013, The New Haifa Symphony Orchestra, (Israel) Principal and Solo Oboe ( English Horn)
2007-Kibutzim Orchestra, (Israel) Principal Oboe
2003-2004-Reutlingen Symphony Orchestra, (Germany) Assistant Principal
1999-2004-the orchestra of the International Bach Academy, (Germany) Second Oboe and English Horn
2002-2004-Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra (Germany), Principal and Solo Oboe
2002-Bach Soloists Stuttgart (Japan tour), Principal Oboe
2000-2002-Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra, (Germany) Principal Oboe

Chamber Music

2012-2015, Sylvan winds chamber music series
2013-2015, Nouveau Winds (Founding member)
2012-Renaissance music at the Jewish Museum (NYC)
2008-Contemporary music at the Tel Aviv Museum (Israel)
2007-Chamber Music for woodwinds, Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance Hall (Israel)
1999-2005-staatliche hochschule für musik und darstellende kunst Woodwinds Quintet, Stuttgart (Germany)


2004-2005-“Hochschule fur music”, Solo Class Diploma, Weimar (Germany); Prof. Ingo Goritzki
1996-2004-Staatliche hochschule für musik und darstellende kunst,
Orchestra Musician Diploma, Stuttgart (Germany); Prof. Ingo Goritzki


Ms. Sherry L. Sylar, Assistant Principal Oboe, New York Philharmonic
Maestra JoAan Falleta, Buffalo Symphony Orchestra
Matt Dine, Principal Oboe, American Ballet Theater Orchestra and Orpheus ensemble.

Soo-Kyung Park : flute


Flutist Soo-Kyung Park enjoys a multi-faceted career as a soloist, chamber musician, artistic director, producer and teacher. Upon arriving in United States in 1984, Ms. Park was accepted at The Juilliard School in the Pre-College Division, where she studied with Bonnie Lichter. She continued her studies at The Juilliard School where she earned both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music Performance under the tutelage of Julius Baker and Jeanne Baxtresser.

Ms. Park first won international acclaim as winner of the Promising Artist Search in her native South Korea, where she performed in recital at the Seoul Arts Center, and subsequently won first prize in the New York Flute Club Competition, performing in New York’s Cami Hall. She has performed solo and chamber music concerts in the United States, and throughout Europe and Asia. Her recent performances include solo performance with the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra at IBK Hall in Seoul, Korea, Atempo Chamber Ensemble in Hackensack, New Jersey and guest artist concert at Dana Flute Festival at Youngstown University, Ohio. Her radio credits include APR’s “Performance Today” and WQXR’s “McGraw Hill Young Artist Showcase” hosted by Bob Sherman, where she was featured performing Mozart’s Flute Concerto

Highly in demand as a teacher and coach, Ms. Park has taught master classes in many different cities of United States, Europe and Korea. She is currently an Artist Professor at New York University as well as a faculty member of the Manhattan School of Music, Pre-College Division.

In addition to maintaining an active flute studio, she is founder and president of an educational consulting company specializing in preparing American and International students for conservatory auditions and national/international competitions and jobs. She also has produced numerous master classes and solo recitals featuring world renowned flutists, including Jeanne Baxtresser, Jasmine Choi, Karl-Heinz Schutz, Jean-Michel Tanguy, Carol Wincenc among others.

As the founding member and artistic director of the Musicians of Lenox Hill, she has led the ensemble for annual performances at the Temple of Israel in NYC for nearly two decades.

Ms. Park has written for “Flute and Flutist” magazine in Korea, where her contributions include featured cover story interviews with Jeanne Baxtresser and Carol Wincenc. Her articles have also appeared in the Juilliard Journal and the New York Flute Club Newsletter.

In 2013, her first album, “Reminiscing” was released under SONY Korea label.

Louise Dubin : cello

Andy Lin : viola/violin

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