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2009 Johansen International Competition

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The Fifth Triennial Johansen International Competition for Young String Players took place at the Sumner School Museum, Washington, DC, on March 12–14, 2009. To learn more about the 2009 competition, and to see what repertoire was performed during Semi-Final and Final rounds, take a look at the 2009 JIC Program.

Prize Winners

Violins

  • First Prize – $10,000 – Nancy Zhou, age 16; student of Jaime Laredo and Long Zhou, from San Antonio, Texas.
  • Second Prize – $7,000 – Jae-Hyeong Lee, age 16; student of Nam-yun Kim at Korean National University of Arts; from Seoul, Korea.
  • Third Prize – $5,000 – Yerang Kim, age 15; student of Aaron Rosand at Curtis Institute of Music; from Seoul, Korea.

Violas

  • First Prize – $10,000 – Matthew Lipman, age 17; student of Roland Vamos at Music Institute of Chicago; from Chicago, Illinois.
  • Second Prize – $7,000 – Yifei Deng, age 16; student of Li Sheng at Music Middle School Affiliated with the Shanghai Conservatory; from Shanghai, China.
  • Third PrizeNo viola third prize awarded.

Cellos

  • First Prize – $10,000 – Sang Eun Lee, age 15; student of Myung-Wha Chung at Korean National University of Arts; from Seoul, Korea.
  • Second Prize – $7,000 – Gabriel Cabezas, age 16; student of Hans Jensen at Music Institute of Chicago; from Chicago, Illinois.
  • Third Prize – $5,000 – Matthew Allen, age 17; student of Greg Sauer at Florida State University; from Tallahassee, Florida.

Best Performance of Commissioned Work, Scherzo, by Lenny Williams – $500 – Nancy Zhou, age 16; student of Jaime Laredo and Long Zhou; from San Antonio, Texas.

Performance and Other Opportunities

Individual winners performed in a Winners’ Recital, held in Washington, DC, in October 2009, and some winners made solo appearances with the Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra, the Capital City Symphony, the Prince George’s Philharmonic, and the FMMC Avanti Orchestra. The first-prize viola winner participated in the London Master Classes. Winners were also eligible to receive a full-tuition scholarship to attend the Young Artist Division of the Brevard Music Center Summer Institute and Festival in North Carolina. All winners received five years of complimentary student membership in the Friday Morning Music Club.

Judges

Pamela Frank, Atar Arad, and Ralph Kirshbaum

Collaborative Pianists

Akira Eguchi and Eri Kang

Composer

Lenny Williams, Scherzo