Mondavi Center

Prizes awarded in Young Artists Competition

By From page A9 | March 07, 2013

Several prizes were awarded in the Young Artists Competition at the Mondavi Center last weekend.

* Young Artists Prize, Piano Division: Nathan Kim, 12, of Newberg, Ore., performing Frederic Chopin, Variations Brillantes, Op. 12, and Robert Muczynski, Toccata, Op. 15

* Young Artists Prize, Instrumental Division: Cellist Michael Chung, 15, of Cupertino, performing Robert Schumann, Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70, with Miles Graber, piano

* Young Artists Prize, Piano Division: Ray Ushikubo, 11, of Riverside, performing Alberto Ginastera, selections from Danzas Argentinas, Op. 2, and Franz Liszt, Hungarian Rhapsody #2 in C# minor

* Special Performance Prize: Baritone Johnathan McCullough, 20, of Philadelphia, performing Gabriel Kahane, “Neurotic and Lonely,” with John Cozza, piano

* Bouchaine Young Artists Prize, Napa Valley Festival Del Sole: Violist Benjamin Penzner, 16, of Pasadena, performing Johannes Brahms, Sonata in E flat Major, Op. 120 #2, and Efrem Zimbalist, Tango, with Miles Graber, piano

* Founders’ Prize in Voice: Bass Daren Jackson, 20, of Castle Hyne, N.C., performing Michael Head,”Money, O!”; Margaret Bonds “I Too”;  Franz Schubert, Der Tod und Das Mädchen, Charles Gounod, Aria from “Faust”: Vous qui faites l’endormie; and Jerome Kern, “Old Man River.”

Jeff Hudson

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