Prize Winners Announcement

Crescendo International competition season 2018-19 has come to a close, it was spectacular and special in many ways.  We continue to be impressed and inspired by the hard work, dedication and musical growth demonstrated by our many participants!  It is truly a blessing to work with such wonderful and talented musicians, their parents and their teachers!

At Crescendo International Competition our goal is not merely to select the best performances but to inspire and motivate music students by rewarding those who work hard and inspire others.

This year we have distributed nearly $30,000.00 in small cash prizes among students who participated at Winners Recitals at Carnegie Hall and who gave outstanding performances.

Our judges were most impressed with the following performances which have been chosen for grand prizes:

 

Grand Prize Honors, shared prize fund of $5000:

 

  • Arya Su Gulenc, Turkey, student of Elena Cekic

  • Augusto Palumbo, Italy, student of Annalisa Cuel

  • Evelyn Shengxi YANG, United States, NY, student of Yinfei Wang

  • Julia Mirzoev, Canada, ON, student of Ani Kavafian/Jonathan Crow

  • Mingxuan Shen, Canada, QC, student of Angela Chan

  • Mio Imai, United States, PA, student of Kimberly Fisher

  • Peter Traver, United States, MA

  • Rebecca Soltis, United States, VA, student of Hui-Chen Chang

  • Ryu Haneul, South Korea, student of Yoon Hyewon

  • Serin Park, United States, NJ, student of Catherine Cho

 

 

Grand Prize Honors, shared prize fund of $3000:

 

  • Amy Woo, United States, NJ, student of Sehee Shin

  • Brianna Ma, Canada, BC, student of Ronald Morgan

  • Emma Liu, United States, PA, student of Eunju Kim

  • Eric Chen, United States, MI, student of Hai Xin Wu

  • Ian Ng, United States, CA, student of Carol Chuang

  • Ivy Hahn, United States, NJ, student of Solim Shin

  • Michelle Qiu, United States, VA, student of Anna Ouspenskaya

  • Sarah Park, United States, PA, student of Jeffrey Khaner

  • Thomas Torok, Canada, ON  , student of Li Wang

  • Yiqi Guo, China, student of Shi Cheng

 

 

Second Prize Honors, shared prize fund of $1500:

 

  • David Heschel Liebowitz, United States, MA, student of Natalia Harlap

  • Elisa Vladasi, United States, MA, student of Tatyana Foaksman

  • Ellie Hahn, United States, NJ, student of Solim Shin

  • Isaac Blackburn, United States, NY, student of Rie Matsumoto

  • Jonathan Lai, United States, NY, student of Eugene Levinson

  • Katherine Tran, United States, NJ, student of Sophia Agranovich

  • Lida Kaphar, United States, CA, student of Christine Choi

  • Lin Tokura, Japan, student of Mihoko Hirata

  • Mayu Kanai, United States, NY, student of Irina Morozova

  • Nabi Quane, United States, NJ, student of Solim Shin

 

 

Third Prize Honors, shared prize fund of $500:

 

  • Devon Packer, Canada, QC, student of Genevieve Snider

  • Hailey Sun, United States, PA, student of Igor Resnianski

  • Khánh Mai, Canada, ON  , student of Chunson Park

  • Ryan Xu, United States, CA, student of Evgeniy Sporov

  • Shirley Yuan, United States, MA, student of Ellen M Buoniconti

 

We wish all our  the best of success and will continue with our mission to help them develop and grow!