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MIC Strong Showing at Walgreen National Concerto Competition

Gallia Kastner, Senior Open Division Overall Winner

2011 Walgreens National Concerto Competition
December 29-30, 2011 

Sponsored by Midwest Young Artists

 

A large number of Music Institute of Chicago students took part in th 16th Annual Walgreen National Concerto Competition, hosted by the Midwest Young Artists at  the MYA Center in Fort Sheridan and Bennett-Gordon Hall.


Awards and Prizes
Overall winners will perform with the Midwest Young Artists on February 25, 2012 at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall in Evanston, IL and received a cash award of $500.

Category winners will be chosen, at the discretion of Midwest Young Artist Director, to perform on March 4, 2012, at a Winners Recital at Preston Bradley Hall in the Chicago Cultural Center.


MYA Junior Division Results

Strings Honorable Mention: 
Rowena Bakke, age 10 | cello student of Abbey Hansen | Buffalo Grove
Anastasia Dalianis, age 12 | cello student of Gilda Barston | Park Ridge

 


Open Junior Division Results

Strings Winner/Overall Open Junior Division Winner:
Hannah White, age 12 | Academy violin student of Hye-Sun Lee | Germantown, WI

Strings Honorable Mention:
Serena Harnack, age 13 | Academy violin student of Almita Vamos | Glen Ellyn

Nathan Mo, age 13 | Academy cello student of Hans Jørgen Jensen | Palatine


Open Senior Division Results

String Division Winner/Overall Open Senior Division Winner: 
Gallia Kastner, age 14 | Academy violin student of Almita Vamos | Arlington Heights

 

String Division Honorable Mention:
Claire Bourg, age 16 | Academy violin student of Cyrus Forough | Aurora
Joshua Burca, age 17 | Academy violin student of Cyrus Forough | Round Lake
Kiyoshi Hayashi, age 18 | Academy violin student of Almita Vamos | Oak Park
Tabitha Oh, age 15 | violin student of Desirée Ruhstrat | Chicago
Michaela Wellems, age 17 | Academy violin student of Almita Vamos| Lincolnshire
Ye Young Yoo, age 18 | Academy cello student of Hans Jørgen Jensen | Kildeer

 

Piano Division Winner: 
Kyle Jannak-Huang, age 14 | Academy piano student of Brenda Huang | Palatine

 

Early Music Division Winner:
Hansuh Rhee, age 14 | Academy violin student Almita and Roland Vamos | Glenview

 

Early Music Division Honorable Mention:
Mitchell Green, age 17 | guitar student of Julia Miller | Northbrook

Voice Winner:
Elisa Germond, age 16 | voice student of Barbara Martin | Delphi, IN

 

Voice Honorable Mention:
Joo Young (Kate) Lee, age 12 | voice student of Barbara Martin | Glenview