Upcoming Events
All Campus Recital ~ Winnetka February 24, 2018 5:00 pm Saturday, February 24 | 5-6 pm Winnetka Campus
Suzuki Cello Workshop 2018 - Day 3 February 25, 2018 10:00 am

Music Institute of Chicago at the Walgreens National Concerto Competition


December 29, 2016


The 20th annual Walgreen National Concerto Competition was hosted by Midwest Young Artists (MYA) on December 28 & 29, 2016 at the MYA Center at Fort Sheridan and at Bennett Gordon Hall at Ravinia.  Prizes for this solo competition included an opportunity to perform with the MYA Symphony Orchestra and on the prestigious From the Top  radio program. Walgreens Corporation’s annual sponsorship enabled MYA to provide students with distinguished judges, a digital recording of their performance, written performance evaluations, and an inviting and nurturing environment in which to participate. 

 

Congratulations to Music Institute of Chicago piano student George Dalianis, MYAC Division Overall Winner, and Academy violin student Karisa Chiu, Senior Open Division Overall Winner.  They will each perform with the MYAC Symphony Orchestra in February.

 

The Music Institute of Chicago would like to congratulate all the winners and acknowledge all the Music Institute students who participated in this competition.

Purple = Music Institute of Chicago Academy Student

Blue = Music Institute Community Music School Student


OPEN SENIOR DIVISION

Overall Winner - performing with MYAC Symphony Orchestra on February 19, 2017
Karisa Chiu, 17, violin, student of Almita Vamos

String Division Honorable Mention
Nathan Mo, 18 cello, student of Hans Jorgen Jensen

 Julian Rhee, 16, violin student of Almita Vamos and Hye-Sune Lee

Brendan Tarm, 17, cello, student of Hans Jorgen Jensen


OPEN JUNIOR DIVISION

 

Junior Open Division Overall Winner

Yerin Yang, 13, piano, student of Alan Chow

 

Open String Division Winner

Claudia Yoon, 13, cello, student of David Cunliffe


MYA SENIOR DIVISION

 

Overall Winner - performing with MYAC Symphony Orchestsra on February 19, 2017

George Dalianis, 16, piano, student of Katherine K. Lee

 

Strings Division Honorable Mention

Aryn Harmon, 17, cello student of Blake Brasch

Ezra Escobar, 16, cello, student of Tanya Carey

 

Vocal Division Honorable Mention

Priya Krishnaswamy, 14, voice student of Dorothy Jean-Lloyd


MYA JUNIOR DIVISION

 

Vocal Division Winner

Asher Ramaly, 13, voice student of Philip Kraus


Return to the 2016-2017 Competition Page >>
The summer registration race is on!

Register now for summer camps, workshops, classes and lessons for all ages and levels >>