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Gawartin Chopin Competition Winners

February 15, 2020

The Tenth Kathryn Gawartin Chopin Competition was held  on February 9, 2020 at Steinway & Sons Beverly Hills. After a six plus hours of marathon playing,  a careful deliberation and difficult decision, our judges Anli Tong and Charles Asche concluded with the following.
Division I  (age 10 & under)

First Place:               Evan Chang – student of Claudia Xi from Orange County Branch 

Second Place :    Alexander Yang – student of Anders Martinson from West Los Angeles Branch

Honorable Mentions: Sabrina Pellico – student of Louisa Wong from West Los Angeles Branch
                                    Dylan Huang  – student of Herbert Waltl from South Bay Branch
                                    Andy Nauli – student of Roza Yoder from Pasadena Branch
                                    Hailey Lee – student of Hyaejin Cha from Orange County Branch
                                    HuiSeok Yoon – student of Sumin Kim from Hollywood Branch
                                    Nicole LeBaron – student of Janet Favreau from South Bay Branch 
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Division II   (age 13 & under)
First Place Tie:          Ella Cho – student of Jenny Shin  from Los Angeles County Branch
                                  Sabrina Lo – student of Anders Martinson from West Los Angeles Branch
Second Place Tie:     Kristine Lu – student of He-Lynn Chung  from Orange County Coast Branch
                                  Kevin Wang – student of Roza Yoder from Pasadena  Branch
Honorable Mention:  Charlie Cohn – student of Mary Ann Cummins from West Los Angeles Branch
                                   Juhyeok Lim – student of Myong-joo Lee from Orange Branch
                                   Franklin Zhu – student of Andrew Park from Los Angeles Branch
Division III  (age 18 & under) 
First Place Tie:          Dominik Yoder – student of Roza Yoder from Pasadena Branch
                                   Lindsey Yang – student of Myong-joo Lee from Orange Branch
Second Place Tie:     Kasper Yoder  – student of Roza Yoder from Pasadena Branch
                                  Ryan Chun – student of Teresa Pombo from Orange County West Branch
Honorable Mention:  Marena Miki – student of Mary Ann Cummins from West Los Angeles Branch
                                   Yuman Xu – student of Ory Shihor from West Los Angeles Branch
                                   Lina Hisada – student of Nishizaka Nobuyo from San Fernando East Valley Branch
        Congratulations to all winners and their teachers, and also all participating students and teachers. Thank you for a magnificent afternoon with world class performance.
        Please note the Winners’ Recital  will be held  on Sunday, February 16 at 2 p.m. at Roth Hall in Crossroads School located at 1714 21st Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404.  All placed winners are required to perform at the recital wherein awards will be presented and they need to send me  (Louisa) a brief bio at the earliest convenience. A reception will follow the recital. All participants are invited to attend. Please invite friends too.
        For your reference, attached below is today’s competition program.

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    • The Tenth Kathryn Gawartin Chopin Competition was held earlier today at Steinway & Sons Beverly Hills. After a six plus hours of marathon playing,  a careful deliberation and difficult decision, our judges Anli Tong and Charles Asche concluded with the following.
      Division I  (age 10 & under)

      First Place:               Evan Chang – student of Claudia Xi from Orange County Branch 

      Second Place :    Alexander Yang – student of Anders Martinson from West Los Angeles Branch

      Honorable Mentions: Sabrina Pellico – student of Louisa Wong from West Los Angeles Branch
                                          Dylan Huang  – student of Herbert Waltl from South Bay Branch
                                          Andy Nauli – student of Roza Yoder from Pasadena Branch
                                          Hailey Lee – student of Hyaejin Cha from Orange County Branch
                                          HuiSeok Yoon – student of Sumin Kim from Hollywood Branch
                                          Nicole LeBaron – student of Janet Favreau from South Bay Branch 
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Division II   (age 13 & under)
      First Place Tie:          Ella Cho – student of Jenny Shin  from Los Angeles County Branch
                                        Sabrina Lo – student of Anders Martinson from West Los Angeles Branch
      Second Place Tie:     Kristine Lu – student of He-Lynn Chung  from Orange County Coast Branch
                                        Kevin Wang – student of Roza Yoder from Pasadena  Branch
      Honorable Mention:  Charlie Cohn – student of Mary Ann Cummins from West Los Angeles Branch
                                         Juhyeok Lim – student of Myong-joo Lee from Orange Branch
                                         Franklin Zhu – student of Andrew Park from Los Angeles Branch
      Division III  (age 18 & under) 
      First Place Tie:          Dominik Yoder – student of Roza Yoder from Pasadena Branch
                                         Lindsey Yang – student of Myong-joo Lee from Orange Branch
      Second Place Tie:     Kasper Yoder  – student of Roza Yoder from Pasadena Branch
                                        Ryan Chun – student of Teresa Pombo from Orange County West Branch
      Honorable Mention:  Marena Miki – student of Mary Ann Cummins from West Los Angeles Branch
                                         Yuman Xu – student of Ory Shihor from West Los Angeles Branch
                                         Lina Hisada – student of Nishizaka Nobuyo from San Fernando East Valley Branch
              Congratulations to all winners and their teachers, and also all participating students and teachers. Thank you for a magnificent afternoon with world class performance.
              Please note the Winners’ Recital  will be held  on Sunday, February 16 at 2 p.m. at Roth Hall in Crossroads School located at 1714 21st Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404.  All placed winners are required to perform at the recital wherein awards will be presented and they need to send me  (Louisa) a brief bio at the earliest convenience. A reception will follow the recital. All participants are invited to attend. Please invite friends too.
              For your reference, attached below is today’s competition program.

Master Studio Application for This Event

Entry fees must be paid with a single check drawn on the teacher’s bank account (for the teacher’s TOTAL entry fees for all students) payable to MTAC.-WLA.

Details

Date:
February 15, 2020

Organizers

Dr. Wojciech Kocyan
Louisa Wong
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