Friday, July 8, 2016

PIANO CONCERTO semi-finalists, 2016 (LORIN HOLLANDER AWARD)

Lorin Hollander
The American Prize is pleased to announce SEMI-FINALIST pianists for 2016 in the CONCERTO division, The LORIN HOLLANDER AWARD. Congratulations! As the contests unfold, finalists, runners-up and winners will be selected from this list. 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.

The American Prize LORIN HOLLANDER AWARD celebrates the artistry of one of the greatest pianists of his generation. Lorin Hollander has appeared as guest soloist with virtually every major symphony orchestra in the world and is a veteran of over 2,500 performances across the globe. The American Prize is delighted to share the legacy of this legendary artist through the re-naming of the award for Piano Concerto Performance in his honor.
For more about the extraordinary life and career of Lorin Hollander, please visit http://lorinhollander.com/


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. A sample announcement may be found at the end of the post.


Please make us aware of any misprints in the listings below by emailing: theamericanprize@gmail.com

The American Prize in Piano Performance, concerto, The Lorin Hollander Award, 2016
—professional division


Annette DiMedio    Philadelphia PA   
    Prokofiev #3, Tchaikovsky B minor
Sekyeong Seong    Columbus
    Grieg
Kiyoshi Tamagawa    Austin TX   
    Mozart C major, K503
Thomas Yee    Honolulu HI   
    Tchaikovsky B minor


The American Prize in Piano Performance, concerto, The Lorin Hollander Award, 2016
—college/university division


Patrick Michael Behringer    Watauga TX  
     Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Congcong Chai    Lawrence KS   
    Rachmaninoff #1

Li-Hsin Chen    Kansas City MO   
    Beeethoven G major

Nathan Cheung    Pleasanton CA   
    Prokofiev #3

William Hume    Carlisle PA   
    Ravel G major

Alexander Kopitz    Shelby Twp. MI   
    Prokofiev #1

Hwayoung Noh    Lubbock TX   
    Rachmaninoff #2

Hyeji Seo East    Lansing MI   
    Ravel G major

Yoonsook Song    Athens GA   
    Chopin E minor
 


The American Prize in Piano Performance, concerto, The Lorin Hollander Award, 2016
—high school division


Alexander Lu    Redmond WA   
    Grieg
Victor Shlyakhtenko    Los Angeles CA   
    Grieg

Jarrett Mitsuhiro Takaki    Wilmette IL   
    Prokofiev #3

Jarod Yap    Clarence Center NY   
    Schumann A minor


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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 later this summer. You can learn more about this prestigious national competition here: www.theamericanprize.org or follow the news on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-American-Prize-celebrating-American-excellence-in-the-arts/214320622728 or Twitter: https://twitter.com/americanprize "

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

Congratulations to all semi-finalists.


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