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Academy Sweeps A.N. & Pearl G. Barnett Chamber Music Competition

April 3, 2016

 

Congratulations to all of the students and coaches who participated in Merit School of Music’s A. N. & Pearl G. Barnett Chamber Music Competition on Sunday, April 3, 2016

 

Grand Award Winner and Strings & Piano Division 1st Place Winner, Iris Piano Trio -- Ria Honda, Alexandra Kim and Natalie Nedvetsky (coached by Paul Vanderwerf and Milana Pavchinskaya)

 

2nd Place - Vibrante String Quartet -- Hannah White, Zachary Brandon, Freya Irani and Leevy Williams (coached by Mathias Tacke)

 

3rd Place - Degas Quartet -- Maya Buchanan, Joshua Brown, Tess Krope and Josiah Yoo (coached by Sang Mee Lee and Roland Vamos) 

 

The Merit School hosted 19 chamber groups in the 4th Annual A.N. & Pearl G. Barnett Chamber Music Competition. The winning groups won cash prizes and the Iris Piano Trio will perform on WFMT. 


Former Academy Winners

 

2015

Grand Award Winner and Strings & Piano Division 1st Place Winner - Fortis Piano Quartet -  Joshua Brown and Kitsho Hosotani, violin/viola, Nathan Mo, cello, Daniel Szefer, piano 

2nd Place - Atara String Quartet - Karisa Chiu, violin, Hannah White, violin, Tess Krope, viola, Krystian Chiu, cello

3rd - Premier Quartet - Ria Honda, violin,  Nicholas Brown, violin, Katherine Gallagher, viola, Richard Li, cello 

 

2014

Grand Award Winner and Strings & Piano Division 1st Place Winner   – Trio Solaris - Gallia Kastner, violin, Nathan Walhout, cello, Andrew Guo, piano
2nd Place – Vox Quartet - Hansuh Rhee, violin, Serena Harnack, violin, Mira Williams, viola, Nathan Mo, cello 
3rd Place – Atara String Quartet - Karisa Chiu, violin, Hannah White, violin, Tess Krope, violin, Krystian Chiu, cello

 

2013

Grand Award Winner and Strings & Piano Division1st Place Winner   – Quartet Lumiére - Gallia Kastner, violin, Rebecca Benjamin, violin, Mira Williams, viola, Josiah Yoo, cello

3rd Place - Trio Giocoso - Serena Harnack, violin, Nathan Mo, cello, Andrew Guo, piano

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