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Winners of the 2004 Musical Club of Hartford Scholarship Competition

Strings Competition Winners

Kathryn Kilian, Violin, First Place, a 10th grader at Hall High School in West Hartford and a student of Brunilda Myftaraj.

Taylor Cowdery, Violoncello, Second Place. Taylor, a 16-year-old Junior at Kingswood-Oxford School, a Simsbury resident. He is currently enrolled in the Juilliard Pre-College studying with Darrett Adkins. Taylor also continues his studies at the Hartt School in chamber music with Brunhilda Myftaraj and with his teacher and coach of many years, Eric Dahlin.

Derrick Yu, Violoncello, Third Place. Derrick is in 11th grade at Kent School and studies with Cheung Ming Yon and Lucy Bardo.  

Woodwinds and Brasses Competition Winners

Nicholas Johnson, Flute, First Place. Nicholas, from West Simsbury, is a sophomore at the Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts in Natick, MA, near Boston. He studies flute with Ann Bobo and has also studied with Greig Shearer.

Chelsea Knox, Flute, Second Place. Chelsea is a 10th grader student at Litchfield High School and a pupil of Greig Shearer at The Hartt School. She has also studied with Nan Frost of Cornwall.

Robert Phillips, Bassoon, Third Place. Robert is a junior at Northwestern Regional High School and studies under Ben Hoadley.

Voice Competition Winners

Amanda Opuszynski, Mezzo Soprano, First Place. Amanda is a 12th grader at East Catholic High School in Manchester, studying voice with Donna Schaffer.

Eric Rehm, Bass Baritone, Second Place. Eric is a Junior at Simsbury High School, where he is an active member of the music, art and performing arts department. Mr. Joseph Baginski is his private vocal instructor.

Hannah Fuerst, Mezzo-Soprano, Third Place. Hannah, a senior at Southington High, sings in her high school’s choir and participates in the Performer’s Certificate class at Hartt School Community Division. Her voice teacher is Charles Kellis.  

Evelyn Bonar Storrs Piano Competition Winners

Sarah Chung, Piano, First Place. Sarah is a senior at Rockville High School in Vernon and a pupil of Carolyn Woodard at The Hartt School Community Division.

Bonni Brodsky, Piano, Second Place. Bonni is in grade 11 at Hall High School, West Hartford, and studies piano with Margreet Francis at The Hartt School Community Division. She also studied with her mother, Sima Brodsky.

Augustine Pyo, Piano, Third Place. Augustine is a senior at Glastonbury High School and a pupil of Carolyn Woodard at The Hartt School Community Division.

Honorable Mention

Hannah Chin, Gr. 11, Hall High School, West Hartford; pupil of Anna Maria Silvestri.
Robert Henderson, Gr. 12, Kent School, Kent; pupil of Johanna Albrecht.
Sarah Primmer, Gr. 11, Simsbury High School, Simsbury; pupil of Joanne Scattergood.
Annie Rosen, Gr. 12, Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford; pupil of Myrna Reynolds.

Sarah K. Glenister, Gr. 12, home-schooled, North Windham; pupil of Anne Kan.
Wendy Liu, Gr. 11, Scarsdale High School, Scarsdale, NY; pupil of Sandra Shaw Murphy.

Matt Mouradian, violin, Gr. 11, from Madison, CT; a pupil of Wendy Sharp. 

Melissa Warren, flute, Gr. 12, Glastonbury; a pupil of Susan Allen.
Alicia Fecto, flute, Gr. 12, Barkhamsted; pupil of Bridget Gilchrist.

Judges for the Competitions
(Judges are independent and not affiliated with the Musical Club of
Hartford, Inc.)

Piano: Gary Steigerwalt and Kari Miller
Voice: Jerome Pruett and Susan Duggan
Strings: Corinne Mills
Winds: Greg Crameri and Bruce Stott

Piano: Laura Holleran, Chair
Dorothy Bognar, Anne Cassarino, Diane and Robert Day, Susan DeWolf, Linda MacGougan

Strings: Susan Allen, Chair; Winds: Bridget Gilchrist, Chair; Voice: Helen
Douglas, ChairPhyllis Armstrong, Elizabeth Carabillo, Robert Connell, Diane Day, Mary Dodd, Michelle Duffy, Joan Glazier, Anne Mayo, Mary Owen, Ruth Yancovich