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Emilio Del Rosario Piano Concerto Competition

First established in 2010, the Emilio del Rosario Piano Concerto Competition was created in honor of master piano teacher Emilio del Rosario. Del Rosario dedicated his life to the art of teaching and nurturing pianists to the highest standards. 
Don't miss the final round of the General Division Competition!


Sunday, May 12 at 3 pm

Emilio del Rosario Piano Concerto Competition
Junior and Senior Division Finals

with the Harper College Symphony Orchestra

Performance Arts Center

1200 W. Algonquin Road

Palatine, IL 60067



Junior Division: 1st - $300,   2nd - $200,  3rd - $100

Senior Division: 1st - $500,   2nd - $400,  3rd - $300

Click to see the complete list of Elementary Division Winners and Junior and Senior Division Finalists >>

2013 Young Artist Division Winner 
(pre-college, 20 and under)

Ryan Jannak-Huang Emilio del Rosario Concerto Competition WinnerRyan Jannak-Huang  | Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2

As the winner, Ryan performed with the Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra led by Alan Heatherington in the final program of their 2012-2013 season on April 28 at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts.
Read a review of the performance here >>


Ryan Jannak-Huang, 15, has studied piano with Brenda Huang for 10 years.  He is winner of numerous awards some of which include: second place in the 2012 MTNA National Piano Competition, finalist in the 2012 Crain-Maling Foundation Chicago Symphony Orchestra Youth Auditions, first place winner in 2012 Milwaukee Chopin Youth Piano Competition Junior Division, first place winner of the 2010 Virginia Geyser Behrendt Piano Solo Scholarship and The Amei Hu Lin Scholarship Duet Competition with cellist Johannes Gray. In addition to performing with the Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra, he has performed with the Oistrach Symphony Orchestra. Ryan is an alumnus of The Academy at the Music Institute of Chicago.

Practice tip from Music Institute Faculty member Carrie Anselmo, violin
Practicing SMART

Advice from Carrie Anselmo, Suzuki violin faculty