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The Tannenwald Division, named in memory of one the Young Artist Competition's foremost supporters, consist of First prize, now $1000 and a solo appearance with either the Philharmonic Orchestra or the Chorale during the following concert season, and Second and Third Prizes of $650 and $350 respectively.
The Leonard D. Wood Awards, named in honor of Maestro Wood who conducted the Orchestra for many years, are intended to reward excellence in our younger contestants and to encourage them to continue to compete. It is awarded to a contestant who is 18 years of age or younger. The Wood Awards are $500 for First Place, $350 for Second Place and $150 for Third Place.
The Penelope Davis Hart Honorable Mentions are awarded at the discretion of the judges.
The 2013 competition took place on April 21st. The prize winners in the overall competition are:
Peter E.Tannenwald Awards
So Young Park
1st Place: (PERFORMANCE AWARD with $1000)
SO YOUNG PARKSoprano Soyoung Park was born in Busan, South Korea, and began singing at age thirteen. Miss Park received her Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Performance from Seoul National University, where she was awarded full scholarship and graduated first in her class. At SNU she performed the roles of Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata and Gilda in Rigoletto for their main-stage productions. Miss Park was awarded first prize in the Sungjung Music Competition in 2008 and Nanpa Vocal Competition in 2009. She also performed in the Young Artist Debut Concert at the Sejong Art Center in Korea.
Miss Park received the Presidential Scholarship for her Master’s Degree at the New England Conservatory in 2012, where she performed the roles of the Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte and Zerbinetta from the Prologue of Ariadne auf Naxos. She sang the Queen of the Night at Aspen Music Festival in 2012. Most recently she performed the role of Amore in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice at NEC and the role of Lisetta in the world premiere of the critical edition of Rossini’s La gazzetta in 2013. She was also awarded 1st place at the Forte International Music Competition in Carnegie Hall and performed with the Little Orchestra Society in Avery Fisher Hall. In May 2013 she will perform in the Boston Lyric Opera’s Open House concert at the Shubert Theatre. She is currently pursuing her Artist Diploma at the New England Conservatory in the studio of Lorraine Nubar.
2nd Place ($650): ROBERT ANEMONE, violin
3rd Place ($350): Tie
KRISTINA BACHRACH, soprano
JOHN GUARINO, violin
Honorable Mentions ($100):
PATRICK DAILEY, countertenor
JULIAN MARINI, soprano
Leonard D. Wood Awards
Ju Hyun Lee
1st Place ($500)
JU HYUN LEEJU HYUN LEE, 17, studies cello with Prof. Paul Katz and Ms. Allison Eldredge at the NEC Preparatory School. Since beginning cello lessons at age five, she has won competitions, notably second prize in the 2009 David Popper International Competition in Hungary. She won first prizes at the NEC Preparatory School Concerto Competition, James R. Powers Concerto Competition, Jeanne Selander Memorial Concerto Competition, New World Young Artist Competition, Muncie Young Artist Competition, and MAYO Concerto Competition.
She has performed on NPR’s “From the Top” and featured as soloist with NEC Youth Symphony Orchestra in Jordan Hall. She has also performed a debut recital in the KUMHO Prodigy Recital Series in Seoul, Korea and as a soloist with orchestras in Indiana, her home until 2010.
She has taken master classes and lessons with Janos Starker, Aldo Parisot, Timothy Eddy, Sharon Robinson, Myung Wha Chung, Richard Aaron, Lluis Claret, Karine Georgian, Lynn Harrell, and Jian Wang.
Ju Hyun is currently a junior at Boston University Academy.
2nd Place ($350): AUGUST RAMOS, double bass
3rd Place $150: DYLAN WANG, piano
Honorable Mention ($100): SAMMY ANDONIAN, cello