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2016 Sejong Music Competition Winners


December 8, 2016

 

Congratulations to all the MIC Winners!


The Thirteenth Annual Sejong Music Competition was held on
Sunday, December 4, 2016 at the University of Illinois at Chicago
Performing Arts Center. This competition is open to all pre-college violin and piano students residing in the US regardless of ethnic background.


The goals of the Sejong Music Competition are to discover talented young musicians and encourage them in their studies, and to also introduce traditional Korean music expressed through Western media. Through this competition, The Sejong Cultural Society hopes to increase the awareness and understanding of Korea’s cultural heritage amongst the younger generations growing up in the United States so as to promote harmony among people of various ethnic backgrounds and bridge Asian and Western cultures.


JUNIOR PIANO DIVISION

3rd Place:  Christian Choi, 13, student of Sung Hoon Mo

 

ELEMENTARY PIANO DIVISION

2nd Place:  Matthew Hahn, 9, student of Christina Tio

Best Interpretation of a Korean piece:  David Dai, 9, student of Christina Tio

 

PRIMARY PIANO DIVISION

1st Place:  Ryan Lee, 6, student of Elaine Felder


SENIOR VIOLIN DIVISION
1st Place:  Zachary Brandon, 18, Academy student of Almita Vamos and

                 Hye-Sun Lee (and winner of "Best Interpretation of a Korean Piece")
2nd Place: Ria Honda, 16, Academy student of Almita and Roland Vamos
3rd Place:  Claire Arias-Kim, 15, student of Almita and Roland Vamos

Honorable Mention:  Thompson Wang, 16, Academy student of Almita and

                              Roland Vamos

 

JUNIOR VIOLIN DIVISION

3rd Place:  Isabel Chen, 13, student of Jasmine Lin

Honorable Mention:  Linda Wang, 12, student of Hye-Sun Lee

ELEMENTARY VIOLIN DIVISION
2nd Place: Hannah Ding, 6, student of Injoo Choi

 

PRIMARY VIOLIN DIVISION

2nd Place:  Emily Chen, 7, student of Injoo Choi

Honorable Mention:  Claire Moon, 6, student of Hye-Sun Lee

Teacher Spotlight on Aubrey Faith-Slaker, piano
Teacher Spotlight on Aubrey Faith-Slaker, piano

"Hiding a Nancy Drew mystery book in the piano bench while keeping one eye on the front room window so I could go back to practicing when my mom drove up was NOT effective practicing."