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2018 Walgreens National Concerto Competition

December 27-29, 2018


The Walgreens National Concerto Competition is held at the MYAC Center at Fort Sheridan and Bennett-Gordon Hall at Ravinia. Prizes include an opportunity to perform with the MYAC Symphony Orchestra and on the prestigious From the Top radio program. Walgreens Corporation’s annual sponsorship enables MYAC to provide students with distinguished judges, a video recording of their performance, written performance evaluations, and an inviting and nurturing environment in which to participate.


Over 250 exceptional young musicians from all corners of the country, competed in Midwest Young Artists Conservatory's 22nd Annual Walgreens National Concerto Competition at Ravinia's Bennett Gordon Hall and the MYAC Center in Highwood, IL. Students from elementary through twelth grades competed for more than $20,000 in scholarships and cash prizes in the MYAC Division and the Open Division, which were both further divided into the Junior Level (up to 8th grade) and the Senior Level (grades 9-12).


Congratulations to all Music Institute of Chicago participants listed below! 

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Early Music Category

Winner:  Ella Wimbiscus, 8, cello student of Sanghui Wimbiscus


String Category

Honorable Mention:

Sameer Agrawal, 13, Academy violin student of Sang Mee Lee


Piano Category

Honorable Mention:  Clara Zhang, 11, student of Soo Young Lee



Strings Category

Honorable Mention:

Zechariah Mo, 17, Academy viola student of Almita Vamos


Piano Category

Honorable Mention:  Justin Chang, 17, student of Sung Hoon Mo



Early Music Category

Winner: Liam Deithrich, 17, violin student of Davis King

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