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Winners of the 2002 Musical Club of Hartford Scholarship Competition

The first, second and third place winners in the piano, voice, strings and woodwinds competitions performed superbly in a well-attended concert at Westminster Presbyterian Church on Sunday, January 27, 2002, at 3 P.M., at which time prize money totaling $2,800 was awarded.

Strings Competition

Benjamin Larsen, First Place, is a freshman at Simsbury High School. He studies cello with Eric Dahlin and David Finckel.

Laura Krentzman,Second Place, a senior at Southington High School, studies with Sharon Dennison.

Francis Kim, Third Place, is a junior at Hall High in West Hartford. He studies with Abraham Mishkind.

Honorable Mention: Elisabeth Pierce is a senior at Kingswood-Oxford School in West Hartford. She studies violin with Anharred Stowe.

Honorable Mention: Christopher Thibdeau is a cello pupil of Pamela Devenport. He is a junior at Newtown High School and lives in Sandy Hook.

Voice Competition

Seoyung Kim (Grace Kim), First Place, is a junior at Hall High School and studies voice with Monika Krajewska.

Noelle McMurtry, Second Place, a junior in the Creative Arts program at Watkinson School, Hartford, studies voice with Nancy Anderson at the Hartt School Community Division.

Ben Fink, Third Place, senior at Hall High School in West Hartford, studies voice with Mitch Piper in the Hartt School Community Division.

Honorable Mention: Sherri Snow, soprano, is a senior at Lewis Mills High School in Burlington and a voice student of Mitch Piper at Hartt School Community Division.

Honorable Mention: Samuel Wadsworth, counter tenor, studies voice with Mitch Piper in Hartt's Community Division. He is a senior at Hall High School in West Hartford.

Woodwinds Competition

Stanley Chyi, First Place, is a senior at Hall High, a pupil of Harvey Goldstein.

Rebecca Provodator, Second Place, a junior at Fairfield High, is a pupil of Brad Garner.

Michael Piraneo, Third Place Tie, is a senior at Trumbull High, a clarinet pupil of Dr. Richard Shillea.

Megan Aldridge, Third Place Tie, senior at RHAM High School in Hebron, is a bassoon pupil of Ben Hoadly.

Piano Competition

Mina Kim, First Place, a senior at East Granby High, is a piano pupil of Sima Brodsky at Hartt Community Division.

Sarah Chung, Second Place, is a tenth grader at Rockville High School in Vernon and a piano pupil of Carolyn Woodard in the Hartt Community Division.

Christine Cha, Third Place, a junior at Choate-Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, studies piano with Margreet Francis at Hartt School Community Division.

Honorable Mention: Bonni Brodsky is a freshman at Hall High School in West Hartford. Her piano instructor is Margreet Francis at Hartt School Community Division.

Honorable Mention: Ashley Atiyeh is a junior at Simsbury High School and a pupil of Margreet Francis at Hartt's Community Division.