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The American Prize
in Chamber Music Performance, 2015:
The American Prize winner:
THE NEW CONSORT
|The New Consort|
On accepting The American Prize: "Wow, this is so exciting - thank you so much!!!"
Among judges' comments: "excellent, and shaping of long lines well done; heartfelt and beautiful"
IVY STREET ENSEMBLE
|Ivy Street Ensemble|
In addition to traditional concerts, Ivy Street Ensemble regularly performs at elementary schools in the Denver region. Strong advocates for contemporary music for flute, violin, and viola, the Ivy Street Ensemble also advocates for the education of young audiences.
Among judges' comments: "their playing is very visual, sounding so well that one can close his/her eyes and imagine the playing. Pacing perfect."
Most recently, they have been awarded the 3rd Prize at the 2014 Sion International Duo Competition, “Feast of Duos”in Switzerland. Directed by Pavel Vernikov, the competition, for the first time in its fifty-year history, was expanded to include a duo competition. While participating in Sion, Duo Davero also performed with the Orchestra de Chambre de Lithuanie in Sion, Switzerland as soloists in the Mendelssohn Double Concerto for Violin, Piano and Orchestra conducted by Aleksey Igudesman. Also in 2014, Duo Daverro was invited to participate in the Académie de Musique Lausanne Violin-Piano Duo Masterclass by Robert Levin and Maestro Pierre Amoyal in Lausanne, Switzerland. During their time in Lausanne, Duo Daverrowas awarded a Best Duo Performance Prize and gave a broadcast performance on Suisse-Espace 2, a radio television station based in Switzerland. The duo was featured in the October 2014 Korean issue of the Strad and String and Bow magazines.
Both Ms. Kim and Ms. Lim received their Bachelor’s degrees from Seoul National University and continued to earn their Master’s degrees from New England Conservatory. Currently, they are Doctoral Candidates at Boston University School of Music. Ms. Kim is a student of Donald Weilerstein, Pinchas Zukerman and BaylaKeyes, and Ms. Lim is a student of Vivian Weilerstein, Bruce Brubaker and Shiela Kibbe. website: www.duodavvero.com
Among judges' comments: "ravishing colors and phrasing"
CAREER ENCOURAGEMENT CITATION:
MIRA WALKER & SEBASTIAN BLACK, duo pianists
Indian Springs, AL
|Mira Walker & Sebastian Black|