Saturday, August 16, 2014

ORCHESTRA: finalist ensembles

The American Prize is pleased to announce FINALIST orchestras for 2014 in all categories. Congratulations! All finalists receive written evaluations.

To know the exact date when WINNERS, runners-up and any citation recipients will be announced next month, please like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter #AmericanPrize, where that information will be published first.

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The American Prize in Orchestral Performance (professional division)

Jason Lim   McKinney & Frisco, TX
   Odysseus Chamber Orchestra
   Stravinsky, Piazzolla
Nan Harrison Washburn   Plymouth, MI
   Michigan Philharmonic
   Respighi, Brahms, Chambers
Diane Wittry   Allentown, PA
   Allentown Symphony Orchestra
   Corigliano, Ravel, Brahms, Holst

The American Prize in Orchestral Performance (college/university division)
"A very tight and exciting race in the College/University division. Despite differences in size and repertoire (some of it truly mighty, indeed), fine orchestras, all."—DK

Tiffany Chang   Boston, MA
   New England Repertory Orchestra
   Beethoven, Brahms, Haydn, Schumann, Elgar
Stephen Heyde   Waco, TX
   Baylor Symphony Orchestra
   Strauss—Ein Heldenleben
Chris Younghoon Kim   Ithaca, NY
   Cornell Symphony Orchestra
   Barber—Symphony No. 1
Ruth Lin   St.Peter, MN
   Gustavus Symphony Orchestra
   Brahms, Rimsky-Korsakov
Hajime Teri Murai   Baltimore, MD
   Peabody Concert Orchestra
   Prokofiev—Romeo and Juliet
Robert H. Olson   Kansas City, MO
   Conservatory Orchestra, UMKC
   Stravinsky—Le Sacre du printemps, Chen Yi
Bruce Uchimura   Kalamazoo, MI
   Western Michigan U. Symphony Orchestra
   Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, Weber, Hindemith, Debussy

The American Prize in Orchestral Performance (community orchestra division)

Donald L. Appert   Vancouver, WA
   Clark College Orchestra
   Elgar, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff
David Bernard   New York, NY
   Park Avenue Chamber Symphony
   Bartok, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven
Anna Edwards   Seattle, WA
   Seattle Collaborative Orchestra
   Bruch, Higdon
Lois Ferrari    Austin,TX
   Austin Civic Orchestra
   Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Holst, Marquez
Howard  Hsu   Valdosta, GA
   Valdosta Symphony Orchestra
   Tchaikovsky—Symphony No. 5
Elliot Moore   Detroit, MI
   Detroit Medical Orchestra
   Brahms, Respighi, Mahler
Ivan Shulman   Los Angeles, CA
   Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra
   Donizetti, Puccini, Mozart, Delibes, Wagner, more
Peter Wilson   Waynesboro, VA
   Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra
   All Brahms
Bryce Seliger   Forest Grove, OR
   Pacific Philharmonic
   Holst, Williams, Mendelssohn
Toru Tagawa   Tucson, AZ
   Tucson Repertory Orchestra
   Dvorak, Strauss, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky
Zoe Zeniodi   Miami, FL
   Alhambra Orchestra
   Tchaikovsky—Symphony No. 5

The American Prize in Orchestral Performance (high school orchestra division)

David DeVoto   Allen, TX
   Allen High School Orchestra
   Holst, Rimsky-Korskov, Williams, Tchaikovsky
Jonathan Handman   LaGrangeville, NY
   Arlington HS Philharmonia
   Dvorak, Elgar, Tchaikovsky
Shira Katsman   Bellevue, WA
   Interlake HS Chamber Orchestra
   Grieg, Tchaikovsky
Ryan Ross  Plano, TX    
   Jasper HS Legacy Orchestra
   Elgar, Beethoven, Dvorak, Haydn, Rachmaninoff

The American Prize in Orchestral Performance (youth orchestra division)

Suzette Battan   Tucson, AZ
   Tucson Philharmonia Youth Orchestra
   Elgar, Tchaikovsky, Strauss, Rimsky-Korsakov
Alyze Dreiling   San Diego, CA
   YPO Soloist Ensemble
   Vaughan Williams, Hailstork
Jonathan Handman   Poughkeepsie, NY
   Vivace of Stringendo
   Mozart, Vaughan Williams
Ralph T. Jackson
   Bridle Path/Montgomery Select String Ensemble
   Jenkins, Rossini, Anderson, more
Michael Webster   Houston, TX
   Houston Youth Symphony
   Mahler, Tchaikovsky
Congratulations, all!

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