2021 Competition Winners

Composition Competition


 

Primary Division

First Place                                                                                                                                                Second Place

 

Colin Cheneveret                                                                                                                                                        Jesse Guo
Student of Deb Busche                                                                                                                                                                                Student of Kazumi Petinaux

                                                                                                                                                                             

 

Elementary Division

First Place                                                                                                                                                Second Place

 

Elizabeth Day                                                                                                                                                          Eliza Loncar
Student of Kazumi Petinaux                                                                                                                                                                                 Student of Becki Lewis

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

 

Junior Division

First Place

Nina Lu
Student of Deb Busche

 

Senior Division

First Place

 

Alexandra Lee
Student of Becki Lewis

 

 

Performance Competition

 

Early Elementary Solo

First Place                                                                                                                                               Second Place

 

 

Albert Zang                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Glenn Story
Student of Anne Lin                                                                                                                                                                              Student of Mary Lynne Bennett

                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                            

 

 

 

 

Elementary Solo

First Place                                                                                                                                               Second Place

 

 

Eddie Chen                                                                                                                                                                 Jesse Guo
Student of Anne Lin                                                                                                                                                                                    Student of Kazumi Petinaux

                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                         

 

 

 

Early Intermediate Solo

First Place          

 

Rayna Huang   
Student of Anne Lin             

 

Second Place

 

Gabrielle Handoko
Student of Mary Lynne Bennett       

                         

 

 

 

Intermediate Solo

First Place 

 

Kathryn Mi
Student of Anne Lin      

                                  

 

 

 

 

Second Place

 

Tania Liao
Student of Jing-I Jang

 

 

Elementary Duet

First Place                                                                                                                                                                                                        Second Place

 

Andrew and Benjamin Shuai                                                                                                                                                 Olivia and Owen Tan
Students of Anne Lin                                                                                                                                                                                  Students of Kazumi Petinaux

 

Eiffel Tower Waltz by Catherine Rollin                                                                                                      Eiffel Tower Waltz by Catherine Rollin

Vivace by Daniel Gottlob Turk                                                                                                                                         Vivace by Daniel Gottlob Turk

 

 

Intermediate Duet

First Place  

                                         

Ryan and Matt Choe
Students of Anne Lin

The Grand Finale by Catherine Rollin           

Italian Polka by S. Rachmaninoff           

 

 

 

Advanced Duet

First Place            

 

Gabriella Jacobs-Alarcón and Ray Xiao
                          Students of Anne Lin                          

   

Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saens

“The Aquarium”

“Finale”

Second Place

 

 

Nathaniel Mueller and Walter Scheri
Students of Connie Phillips

Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saens

“The Aquarium”

 “Finale”

 

 

Advanced Honors Awards

 

First Place  and American Prize      

                          

 

Jackson Hunt
Student of Yeeha Chiu

The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1 Prelude and Fugue no 17 in A flat Major BWV 862 by Johann S Bach

Etude in C sharp Minor Op. 10 no. 4, Torrent 1 by Frederic Chopin

Gargoyles Op. 29 by Lowell Liebermann

Jackson Hunt is 17 years old and is in the 11th grade at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School. He has had a passion for performing classical music and writing music since a very young age, and has performed in recitals at Carnegie Hall (New York), Heinz Hall, Kresge Hall, Carnegie Music Hall (Pittsburgh) and Stambaugh Auditorium. He has won numerous awards for both piano performance and composition, including winning 3rd prize nationally at the MTNA Composition Competition for the past two years. He has also received first prizes in the Lois Streator Lois Smith Competition, Keystone Composition Competition, Penn State Young Composers Competition, the Steinway Jr. Piano Competition, the Pittsburgh International Piano Competition, the Pittsburgh Concert Society Competition, and the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Concerto Competition. He currently studies piano with Steinway Artist Yeeha Chiu and Sean Baran. He studies composition with Pittsburgh Area composer Robert Schultz, and violin with Rochelle Agnew. He has been a pianist for chamber and orchestra groups for the past several years, and currently plays piano and violin in the Lincoln Park Orchestra. Writing and performing music has brought Jackson great joy personally, and he hopes to be able to share that joy through his performances and compositions.

 

Second Place

 

 

Alex Happ
Student of Martha Babbitt

Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op. 64, no. 2 by Frederic Chopin

Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy

 

Alex is a graduating senior at Upper St. Clair High School. Alex has played piano under the instruction of Martha Babbitt for over 10 years, and he also performs in biannual recitals with her other students. Some of Alex’s other interests include playing hockey, skiing, lifeguarding, traveling with his family, and volunteering in his community. Alex will be attending the University of Notre Dame in the fall of 2021 to study finance and applied computational mathematics and statistics, and he is also excited to continue his piano journey!