Discover National Chamber Music Competition

February 21, 2016


The Midwest Young Artists 9th Annual Discover National Chamber Music Competition was held at Ravinia Festival's Bennett Gordon Hall on Sunday, February 21. The annual competition is designed to provide an educational as well as a competitive experience for young chamber ensembles. Contestants competed for over $5,000 in cash prizes and scholarships and the winner of each division will perform in a Winners Recital on March 12, 2016 at the Midwest Young Artists Center.



Overall and String/Piano Division Winner:  Calliope Trio

(The Academy at Music Institute of Chicago) – Andrew Guo, piano; Karisa Chiu, violin; Nathan Mo, cello. Coached by Tatyana Stepanova and Paul Vanderwerf


Honorable MentionCantare Piano Quintet

(The Academy at the Music Institute of Chicago) – Seoyun Baek, piano; Isabella Brown, Barbara Juminaga, Zechary Mo, violins/viola; Mia Wimbiscus, cello. Coached by Elaine Felder and Sang Mee Lee


Other Instruments Honorable MentionTrio Moderne

(The Music Institute of Chicago) – Ellie Kim, violin; Daniel Aisenberg, clarinet; Jisu Yang, piano.  Coached by Milana Pavchinskaya