Thursday, July 2, 2015

PIANO semi-finalists, 2015 (SOLO) announced

The American Prize is pleased to announce an impressive list of SEMI-FINALIST pianists for 2015 in professional, college/university and high school SOLO divisions. Congratulations! To know the exact date when finalists will be announced, please like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter #AmericanPrize, where that information will be published first.

Please make us aware of any misprints in the listings below by emailing:

The American Prize in Piano Performance (solo)—professional division

Michael Angelucci    Baltimore MD
Matthew Bengtson    Wynnewood PA
Louise Billaud    Dublin VA
Valentin M. Bogdan    Columbus OH
Kris Carlisle    Rome GA
Susan Chan    Tigard OR
Yufen Chou    Alexandria VA
Kevin Class    Knoxville TN
Jovanni-Rey de Pedro    Moscow ID
Ruilong Fan    Tianjin China
Brendan Michael Kinsella    McAllen TX
You Ju Lee    Dahlonega GA
Solee Lee-Clark    Muskegon MI
Mikyung Lim    Anaheim CA
Susan Merdinger    Highland Park IL
John Mortensen    Cedarville OH
Bill John Newbrough    Houghton NY
Yoon-Wha Roh    North Reading MA
Daria Scarano    Hanover MD
Joel Schoenhals    Ann Arbor MI
Maria Sumareva    Coral Gables FL
Garnet Ungar    Boonville IN

The American Prize in Piano Performance (solo)—college/university division

Li-Hsin Chen    Kansas City MO
Dion Cunningham    College Park MD
Kelly Cuppett    Tampa FL
Anna Dmytrenko    Newark DE
Jae Young Kim    New York NY
Minjae Kim    East Lansing MI
Anthony Lee    Cary NC 
Dongyul Lee   Los Angeles CA
Tae Yeon Lim    Los Angeles CA
Evan Pensis    Phoenix AZ

The American Prize in Piano Performance (solo)
—high school division

Trenton Chang    Logan UT
Heather Hsun Chang    Palo Alto CA
Michael Hong    Northridge CA
Allison Kirkegaard    Downers Grove IL
Christopher Son Richardson    Danville CA
Jarod Yap    Clarence Center NY 


We invite semi-finalists to make the most of their selection by announcing it on their facebook page, tweeting the news, and including a link to this announcement on their website or blog.

Here is a sample announcement:

"Great News! I've just been selected as a semi-finalist in the (blank) division of The American Prize national non-profit competitions in the performing arts. Here's the link: (copy link here). The American Prize will be announcing finalists in my division late in July. You can learn more about this prestigious national competition here: or follow the news on Facebook: or Twitter: "

Please feel free to modify or expand this announcement to suit your needs.

Congratulations to all semi-finalists.

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