Concerto Competition Recital

Concerto Competition
Friday, March 18, 2022, 6:00 PM

Harkness Chapel, 11200 Bellflower Road
Free and open to the public

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Each spring, Case Western Reserve University undergraduate music majors compete in recital format for an opportunity to perform as a soloist with Symphony Orchestra or Symphonic Winds the following academic year. The Department of Music is proud to offer this competition as an opportunity for our talented musicians to gain performance experience and receive public recognition for their work. 


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Alicja Basinska, piano
Anne Wilson, piano

Michael Brough, alto saxophone (Greg Banaszak)
Glazunov, Concerto for Alto Sax

Madelon Jensen, flute (Heidi Ruby-Kushious)
Ewazen, Concerto for Flute

Gina Yang, piano (Gerardo Teissonnière)
Mendelssohn, Concerto No. 1

Ruth Cavano, double bass (Kathleen Horvath)
Martin, Concerto No. 1

Lavender Zhou, flute (Heidi Ruby-Kushious)
Reinecke, Concerto for Flute

Matthew Smutny, alto saxophone (Greg Banaszak)
Creston, Concerto for Alto Sax

Jeremy Gray, clarinet (Dan Gilbert)
Navarro, Concerto No. 2

Bryan Sun, violin (Carol Ruzicka)
Wieniawski, Concerto No. 2

Aaron Kudlowitz, euphonium (Ryan Scherber)
Sparke, Concerto No. 1

Hollen Fishel, piano (Sean Schulze)
Ravel, Concerto in G

Sophia Saavedra, clarinet (Dan Gilbert)
Busoni, Concertino for Clarinet

Grant Carr, piano (Sean Schulze)
Liszt, Totentanz

Hitomi Ono, flute (Heidi Ruby-Kushious)
CPE Bach, Flute Concerto

Past Winners

  • 2021 | Karen Ji (piano) and Allison Siekmann (violin)
  • 2020 | Samuel Chaffee (piano), Alexander Lenhart (trumpet), Nicholas Strawn (percussion), and Rachel Beller (percussion)
  • 2019 | Brian Liu (piano), Jon O’Brien (saxophone), Tim Orlando (violin), Nick Pogharian (trombone)
  • 2018 | Julie Kim (violin), Bianca Pierson (saxophone), and Devin Reddy (horn)
  • 2017 | Kieran Aulak (marimba), Tyler McMaken (piano), Jason Linn (trombone), Zoe Ruolin Yang (violin), and Timothy Nicholas (violin)
  • 2016 | David Hsiao (violin), Christina Liu (violin), Rebecca Pfeiffer (trumpet), Vincenzo Volpe (flute), and Ann Wang (piano)
  • 2015 | Ailin Yu (piano), Meigen Yu (piano), and Robin Jo (violin)

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