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Winners and Honorable Mentions for the 2019 Musical Club of Hartford High School Strings Competition

1st place winner: Jisoo Kim, violin
Sonata in A Minor, BWV 1003, I. Grave - J.S. Bach
Sonata in G Major, Op. 30, No. 3, I. Allegro assai - L. van Beethoven
Accompanist: Gaylien Chun
 
Jisoo Kim, violinist, lives in Avon. She is a senior at Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, MA and a student of Lynn Chang and Robyn Bollinger at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School. She is a member of Youth Philharmonic Orchestra at NEC Prep and has performed chamber music at NEC Prep and her school.

Winners and Honorable Mentions for the 2019 Musical Club of Hartford High School Vocal Competition

1st Place Winner:  Sarah Marze, Soprano
Concert Performance Pieces: 
Amiamo by Gaetano Donizetti (1797 – 1848)  (3:00)
Fear no more the heat o’the sun by Gerald Finzi (1901-1956) (4:30)
   From Let Us Garlands Bring, Op. 18; words from Cymbeline by William Shakespeare
Accompanist:  Stephen Scarlato
 
Sarah Marze, a senior at Canton High School, is an Ensign-Darling Vocal Fellow at The Bushnell.  She has studied voice with Nancy Andersen at the Hartt School for eight years.  She also studies with vocal coach David Chrzanowski,  piano teacher Diana Lawler, and clarinet teacher Alan Francis.

Winners and Honorable Mentions for the 2019 Musical Club of Hartford High School Winds Competition

1st Place winner:   Madeleine Park, Flute
Concert performance piece:     Fantaisie Pastorale Hongroise, Opus 26  - Franz Doppler (7:00)
 Accompanist:    Gay Chun
 
The First Place winner in the Musical Club of Hartford’s High School Winds Competition is Madeleine Park, a sophomore at Greenwich High School.  Born in Singapore, she started playing the flute in 3rd grade, and has been studying under Soo Kyung Park for the past 4 years.  At Greenwich HS she is Principal Flute in the Wind Ensemble, and was chosen to perform at Ct Music Educators Western Regional Festival.

Musical Club Announces Its Annual High-School Competitions

The Musical Club of Hartford Announces Its Annual High-School Competitions (Click for details)
The Musical Club of Hartford Presents the 42nd Annual High School Music CompetitionThe Musical Club of Hartford Presents the 1st Annual High School Jazz Competition

 

Winners and Honorable Mentions for the 2017 Musical Club of Hartford High School Winds Competition

1st Place winner:
Hazel Wang
Concert performance piece: Pierre Sancan, 1946, Sonata for flute and piano, (9:03)

Accompanist: Gaylien Chun

The First Place winner in the Musical Club of Hartford’s High School Winds Competition was Hazel Wang, a sophomore at the Ethel Walker School, in Simsbury, Ct.
In China, Hazel studied with Daming Zhang, Bile Zhang, Jeffrey Khaner. In CT she studied with Gonzalo Cortes, and currently studies with Minta White.

Winners and Honorable Mentions for the 2017 Musical Club of Hartford High School Strings Competition

Musical Club of Hartford 2017 High School Music Competition
Strings Division
January 8, 2017

First Place - Strings
Kayla Bryan, Guilford Connecticut - Violin

Kayla Bryan is a junior at Guilford High School, and a violin student of Donna Agai at the Hartt School Community Division. She is a member of the Connecticut Youth Symphony where she won the 2016 Concerto Competition. She was also the recipient of awards in the Hamden Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition and the David Einfeldt Chamber Music Seminar Concerto Competition.

Winners and Honorable Mentions for the 2017 Musical Club of Hartford Evelyn Bonar Storrs High School Piano Competition

Piano Competition Winners

1st Place winner:
Julius Shieh
Concert performance piece: Joseph Haydn, 1732-1809. Sonata in E minor, Hob.XVI:34: I. Presto

First Place in the Piano Competition was awarded to Julius Shieh, a ninth grade student at Avon High School and a student of Stanford Online High School.  Since 2016 he has studied piano with Margreet Francis at The Hartt School Community Division (HCD), and since being at HCD, was selected to perform in the HCD’s Piano Department’s Honors Recital.  He was also awarded the Watson Morrison Scholarship Award.

Forty-first Annual Scholarship Competitions for Connecticut High School students

The Musical Club of Hartford, Inc., which celebrated its 125 year history in 2015-16, is an organization whose primary goal is to nurture the Musical Arts and promote excellence in music, both among seasoned music lovers as well as the younger generations. The Musical Club makes music more readily available to people of all ages and social backgrounds in our community.

First Prize $500 - Second Prize $300 - Third Prize $200, awarded in each category.

The piano competition took place on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford.

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