The Young Musicians Competition recognizes the outstanding talents of young musicians, provides a space where young competitors can perform for and receive evaluations from respected judges, and distributes monetary awards to winners who may also earn opportunities to perform as part of the Arizona Musicfest concert series.

Click through the tabs on the left for more information about last season and details on our upcoming competition series!

Piano

Division I (7th & 8th Grade)

  • 1st Prize: Morgan Beckstead – Queen Creek
    • Student of Fei Xu
  • 2nd Prize: Marina Galasso – Tucson
    • Student of Ji-Young Kim
  • 3rd Prize: Tony Kim – Phoenix
    • Student of Yali Luo
  • 3rd Prize: Angelina Zhang – Tempe
    • Student of Hong Zhu

Division II (9th & 10th Grade)

  • 1st Prize: Jessica Zhang – Chandler
    • Student of Fei Xu
  • 2nd Prize: Christie Solomon – Queen Creek
    • Student of Fei Xu
  • 3rd Prize: Sharon Hui – Mesa
    • Student of Mandarin Cheung-Yueh

Division III (11th & 12th Grade)

  • 1st Prize: Jessica Zhang – Tempe
    • Student of Hong Zhu
  • 2nd Prize: Sage Binder – Phoenix
    • Student of Snezana Krstic
  • 3rd Prize: Not Awarded

Strings, Harp, & Guitar

Division I (7th & 8th Grade)

  • 1st Prize: Jonathan Okseniuk, violin – Mesa
    • Student of Jing Zeng
  • 2nd Prize: Seungchan Aiden Min, violin – Chandler
    • Student of Min Park
  • 3rd Prize: Tony Kim, cello – Phoenix
    • Student of Jan Simiz
  • Honorable Mention: Benjamin Burton, Maya Lai

Division II (9th & 10th Grade)

  • 1st Prize: Leo Kubota, cello – Tempe
    • Student of Thomas Landschoot
  • 2nd Prize: Sean Ellis, violin – Phoenix
    • Student of Dimitri Lazarescu
  • 3rd Prize: Alicia Yang, viola – Chandler
    • Student of Susanne Rothaar

Division III (11th & 12th Grade)

  • 1st Prize: Alicia Wu, viola – Scottsdale
    • Student of Susanne Rothaar
  • 2nd Prize: Aliyah Powe, violin – Tucson
    • Student of Timothy Kantor
  • 3rd Prize: Belle Wang, violin – Mesa
    • Student of Danwen Jiang
  • Honorable Mention: Audrey Wang, Sophia Zhang

Woodwinds & Brass

Division I (7th & 8th Grade)

  • 1st Prize: Felix Shen, flute – Scottsdale
    • Student of Elizabeth Buck
  • 2nd Prize: Not Awarded
  • 3rd Prize: Not Awarded

Division II (9th & 10th Grade)

  • 1st Prize: Gracie Potter, trombone – Surprise
    • Student of Chris Wolf
  • 2nd Prize: Andy Kim, clarinet – Phoenix
    • Student of Stefanie Gardner
  • 3rd Prize: Jennyfer Park, flute – Mesa
    • Student of Barbara Chao

Division III (11th & 12th Grade)

  • 1st Prize: Supriya Weiss, flute – Scottsdale
    • Student of Brian Gordon
  • 2nd Prize: Caroline Wu, oboe – San Tan Valley
    • Student of Martin Schuring
  • 3rd Prize: Alicia Wu, flute – Paradise Valley
    • Student of Brian Gordon

Vocal*

  • 1st Prize: Elisabeth Kinghorn, soprano – Tucson
    • Student of Stephanie Fox
  • 2nd Prize: Elisabeth Fear, soprano – Phoenix
    • Student of Anna-Lisa Hackett
  • 3rd Prize: Not Awarded

Chamber Ensemble*

  • 1st Prize: Euros String Quartet – Steven Moeckel, coach
    • Belle Wang, violin – Mesa
    • Leon Kobayashi, violin – Chandler
    • Alicia Wu, viola – Scottsdale
    • Jonathan Pak, cello – Phoenix
  • 2nd Prize: MEF Pierrot Ensemble – Carol Mellis, coach
    • Supriya Weiss, flute – Scottsdale
    • John Burton, clarinet – Gilbert
    • Audrey Wang, violin – Scottsdale
    • Jonathan Pak, cello – Phoenix
    • Kevin Tang, piano – Chandler
  • 3rd Prize: Lam-Dai Piano Duo – Yali Luo, coach
    • Nathan Lam, piano – Chandler
    • Rachel Dai, piano – Chandler
  • Honorable Mention: Duartét Saxophone Quartet, sYLVer Piano Trio

 

*There is only one division in the Vocal and Chamber Ensemble Competitions

2019 Young Musicians Competition:

Piano

Competition Dates: November 23 & 24, 2019

 

Check back in July for Applications and Guidelines!

2019 Young Musicians Competition:

Strings, Harp, and Guitar

Competition Date: March 21, 2019

 

Check back in July for Applications and Guidelines!

2019 Young Musicians Competition:

Winds and Brass

Competition Date: March 22, 2019

 

Check back in July for Applications and Guidelines!

2019 Young Musicians Competition:

Voice

Competition Date: March 29, 2019

 

Check back in July for Applications and Guidelines!

2019 Young Musicians Competition:

Chamber Ensemble

Competition Date: March 29, 2019

 

Check back in July for Applications and Guidelines!