Sixteenth Annual Sejong Music Competition

November 17, 2019

 

The Sixteenth Annual Sejong Music Competition was held on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at the University of Illinois at Chicago Performing Arts Center. Open to  all pre-college violin and piano students, 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.

 

Winners' Concert and Award Ceremony
Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 2 pm
Claudia Cassidy Theater
Chicago Cultural Center (2nd floor)
78 E. Washington Ave.
Chicago, IL 60602

 


Congratulation to all the participating Music Institute of Chicago private instruction students:

 

PIANO

PIANO SENIOR DIVISION

Second & Best Interpretation Korean piece:
Justin Chang, 17, Schaumburg, student of Sung Hoon Mo

 

PIANO JUNIOR DIVISION

First Place: 

Zachary Guo, age 13, Deerfield, student of Soo Young Lee
Second Place:

Matthew Hahn, age 12, Lake Forest, student of Christina Tio
Honorable Mention:

Jayden Kim, age 12, student of Yumy Kim
Best Interpretation of a Korean piece:

Shixun Song, age 12, Buffalo Grove, student of Elaine Felder

 

PIANO ELEMENTARY DIVISION

Honorable Mention:

Edie Park, age 10, Wilmette, student of Christina Tio


VIOLIN

VIOLIN SENIOR DIVISION

First Place:

Noelle Naito, age 17, Elkridge, MD-Academy student of Almita Vamos
Second Place:

Maia Law, age 17, Glencoe-student of Addison Teng
Third Place:

Jonah Kartman, age 18, Glendale, WI-Academy student of I-Hao Lee
Honorable Mention:

Esme Arias-Kim, age 14, Hoffman Estates-Academy student of Almita Vamos

 

 

VIOLIN JUNIOR DIVISION

Second Place:

Lauren Kim, age 11, Hoffman Estates, student of Almita Vamos & Injoo Choi
Honorable Mention:

Leo Zupko, age 12, Chicago, student of Sang Mee Lee

 

 

ELEMENTARY DIVISION

Second Place:

Aiden Yu, age 10, Chicago, student of Davis King
Interpretation of a Korean piece:

Emily Chen, Arlington Heights, student of Injoo Choi

 

PRIMARY DIVISION
First Place:

George Wang, age 6, Chicago, student of Davis King

Xiruo Wang, age 7, Chicago, student of Davis King


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