The University of Missouri-St. Louis Department of Music is proud to announce the winners of the 2020 virtual Young Artist Competition for both Collegiate and Junior Divisions!  

 

Information regarding auditions for the Young Artist Competition can be found by clicking "College Division" or "Junior Division" on the left of your screen.


WINNERS, 2020
College Division

Winners: Alayna Epps, soprano; Jiaping Hu, piano; Conor Mathenia, percussion
Runners-up: Anna Klein, piano; Lexi Neal, mezzo-soprano; Samantha Barton, piano 
Honorable Mention: Madeleine James, soprano

Junior Division:
Winners: Jay Lipsutz, viola; Izabella Saldana, flute; Kai Montgomery, bass/Natalie Van Winkle, cello (Duet)
Runners-up: Hannah Ohms, piano; Hope Hyink, viola
Honorable Mentions: Natalie Van Winkle, cello; Sophia Heaton, violin

  

Judges for 2020
Taras Gabora, performing artist and teacher. Professor of violin at McGill University, the JMC Orford Art Centre, Conservatoire de Musique du Québec

Tian Ying, performing artist and teacher. Associate Professor of Keyboard Performance at the Frost School of Music - University of Miami

 

WINNERS, 2019
Junior Division:
Winner: Katie He, violin
Runner-up: Michael Tu, Piano
Honorable Mention: Jacob Hinton, cello; Molly Prow, viola 

College Division:
Winner: James Farquhar, cello
Runners-up: Haydn Jones, violin; David Brown, cello
Honorable mention: Lexi Neal, Mezzo-Soprano

Congratulations to all who participated!

 

Kuehler Solo

Daniel Kuehler performs Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1 with the UMSL University Orchestra 

 

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