2019 Walgreens National Concerto Competition - December 28-30, 2019

Music Institute winners at the Walgreen's National Concerto Competition


December 28-30, 2019
Bennett Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, Illinois

MYAC Center at Fort Sheridan, Highwood, Illinois


Over 200 exceptional young musicians from all corners of the country, competed in Midwest Young Artists Conservatory's 2019 Walgreens National Concerto Competition.  Students from elementary through 12th grades competed for scholarships and cash prizes in the MYAC Division and the Open Division, which were both further divided into the Junior Level (up to eighth grade) and the Senior Level (ninth- through 12th-graders).


Overall winners will perform at the February 23, 2020 MYAC concert at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall at Northwestern University. Category winners are chosen to perform at a Winners Recital at Bennett-Gordon Hall at Ravinia Festival campus in Highland Park. Winning soloists may also be selected for performance opportunities with area professional and community orchestras.

Congratulations to the following MIC students who competed in the Open Division:

Honorable Mention
Zechary Mo, 
strings, Academy student of Davis King and Roland Vamos

Ashley Kim, piano  – Academy student of Matthew Hagle and James Giles

Jan Nedvetsky, cello - Academy student of Horacio Contreras



Overall Winner
Noah Kim,
piano - student of Yumy Kim


Early Music Division


Esme Arias Kim, viola - Academy student of Almita Vamos

Honorable Mention

Matthew Hahn,  piano - student of Christina Tio