Thursday, November 16, 2017

FINALISTS: Piano Concerto, 2017-18, The Lorin Hollander Award


Lorin Hollander


The American Prize is pleased to announce FINALIST pianists for 2017-18 in the CONCERTO division, The LORIN HOLLANDER AWARD. Congratulations! As the contests unfold, runners-up and winners will be selected from this list. To know the exact date when winners will be announced, please like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter #AmericanPrize, where that information will be published first.

It is a particularly exciting competition this year, especially in the professional division, which heralds very strong performances of some standard (and not so standard) repertoire. Bravi, tutti.

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/

If you are not a finalist this year, please remember that the contests are not yet over. The American Prize reserves the right to award Honorable Mentions and Citations for Special Achievement to any contestant, regardless of final placement. TAP has honored a number of semi-finalists and quarter finalists in the past--to recognize a unique talent or focus, unusual repertoire, vital programming or outreach. Citations and Honorable Mentions are usually awarded at the same time as winners and runners-up, but can be presented at any time up to the last winners' announcement of the contest year.

All contestants are reminded they are responsible for the viability of their online links to audition materials. Those links must remain active until complete results in the contest are announced officially. Questions, or to make us aware of any misprints in the listings below, please email: theamericanprize@gmail.com

We invite 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.


The American Prize in Piano Performance, concerto, The Lorin Hollander Award, 2017-18
—professional division


Richard Bosworth   Naples FL   
    Tchaikovsky Concerto in B-flat minor


Jacob Clark   Beaumont TX
    Hartley Concerto #2 for Piano and Wind Ensemble


Paul Dykstra   Sanbornton NH  
    Beethoven Emperor Concerto


Qyunh Nguyen   New York NY
    Mozart K. 453 (G major)


Roberto Plano   Holliston MA
    Busoni Concerto in D minor


Tomasz Robak   Baltimore MD 
    Mendelssohn Concerto in G minor



The American Prize in Piano Performance, concerto, The Lorin Hollander Award, 2017-18
—college/university division


Xiao Chen   Los Angeles CA
    Rachmaninoff Concerto #2
   

Pei-Sin Chen   Columbus OH
    Prokofiev Concerto #1


Lishan Xue   Urbana IL
    Bartok Concerto #2




The American Prize in Piano Performance, concerto, The Lorin Hollander Award, 2017-18
—high school division


Annika Huprikar   Highland Park IL
    Mozart K 414 (A major)
  
Leyla Kabuli   Davis CA
    Rachamninoff Concerto #2

Victor Shlyakhtenko   Los Angeles CA 
    Beethoven Choral Fantasy

Xiaoping Wang, Jr.   Highland Park IL
    Saint-Saens Concerto #2 (G minor)

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Finalists are encouraged to make the most of their selection by announcing it on social media and by including a link to this announcement on your website or blog.

Here is a sample announcement:

"Great News! I've just been selected as a 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 WINNERS in my division soon. 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 finalists!




Tuesday, November 14, 2017

FINALISTS: Chamber Ensembles, 2017-18

The American Prize is pleased to announce FINALIST chamber music ensembles for 2017-18. Congratulations! To know the exact date when winners and runners-up will be announced, please like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter #AmericanPrize, where that information will be published first.

If you are not a finalist this year, please remember that the contests are not yet over. The American Prize reserves the right to award Honorable Mentions and Citations for Special Achievement to any contestant, regardless of final placement. TAP has honored a number of semi-finalists and quarter finalists in the past--to recognize a unique talent or focus, unusual repertoire, vital programming or outreach. Citations and Honorable Mentions are usually awarded at the same time as winners and runners-up, but can be presented at any time up to the last winners' announcement of the contest year.

All contestants are reminded they are responsible for the viability of their online links to audition materials. Those links must remain active until complete results in the contest are announced officially. Questions, or to make us aware of any misprints in the listings below, please email: theamericanprize@gmail.com

We invite 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.

Finalists are listed by ensemble name, contact person, city and state.


The American Prize in Chamber Music Performance, 2017-18: professional division  

Duo Concertato
Richard Bosworth
Naples FL
 
Ulysses Quartet
Colin Brookes
New York NY
 
The City Of Tomorrow

Rane Moore
Medford MA
 
MATIMA
Maiko Sasaki
Houston TX
 
Amarillo Virtuosi
Catie White Shanks
Amarillo TX
 
icarus Quartet
Jeff Stern
Baltimore MD
 
Bell'Art Ensemble
Lenny Young
Pittsburgh PA



The American Prize in Chamber Music Performance, 2017-18: college/university division

Bear Lake Wind Quintet
Justin Cook
Greeley CO
 
Sound Out Loud

Kyle Johnson
Madison WI



The American Prize in Chamber Music Performance, 2017-18: high school division

The Bright Boys
Ryan Bright
Knoxville TN
 
Orpheus Duo
Samuel Perlman
Highland Park IL
 
George Magub String Quartet
Leo Santi
Santa Monica CA
 
The Bach Trio

Evan Wang
Fremont CA



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Finalists are encouraged to make the most of their selection by announcing it on social media and by including a link to this announcement on your website or blog.

Here is a sample announcement:

"Great News! I've just been selected as a 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 WINNERS in my division soon. 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 finalists!

Monday, November 6, 2017

SEMI-FINALISTS: composers—music for chorus, 2017-18

The American Prize is pleased to announce an extensive listing of 2017-18 SEMI-FINALIST composers of choral music, representing a grand range of styles and techniques. 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.

All contestants are reminded they are responsible for the viability of their online links to audition materials. Those links must remain active until complete results in the contest are announced officially. Questions, or to make us aware of any misprints in the listings below, please email: theamericanprize@gmail.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.

NOTE: This listing was revised on November 19, 2017 with the addition of another composer whose work was submitted in the incorrect category.

The American Prize in Composition—Choral (professional division)

 Aaron Alter   Carlsbad CA
    Together We Create and Sing!

Jesse Ayers   Canton OH
    There's a Stirrin' in the Water

Jennifer Bellor   Las Vegas NV
    898 Hildegard

Meredith Brammeier   San Luis Obispo CA
    "Blow, Winds, Rage, Blow!"

Douglas Buchanan   Cockeysville MD
    Rorate Coeli, Benedicite omni opera

Delvyn Case   Quincy MA
    Tenebrae Factae Sunt

Jerry Casey   Naples FL
    What Shall We Bring?

Bryan Christian   McLean VA
    Of a rose synge we

Dr. Michael Cox   Fort Worth TX
    Sacraments

Shawn Crouch   Miami Beach FL
    Visions and Ecstacies

David Horace Davies   Rowlett TX
    Hodie, Ubi Carita

Cyril Deaconoff   Oakland CA
    Kontakion for Pascha (Easter)

Joy DeCoursey-Porter   Bellevue WA
    "There Was The One"

Brian T. Field   Fairfield CT
    "Sweet Forgiveness"

Carlo Vincetti Frizzo   Bloomington IN 
  
    Fugue with Robin and Dogwood; Nightscape; Through the Caumberland; A la Noche

William P. Gorton   Haddon Township NJ
    Te Deum

Gerald Gurss   Columbia SC
    Be at My Side

Elaine Hagenberg   Windsor Heights IA
    "Music of Stillness","Refuge"," As the Rain Hides the Stars","Good Night,Love", "O Come, Emmanuel"

Marjorie Halloran   Austin TX
     Write it On Your Heart, Stillness, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, 8 Ways to Look at a Window

Julianna Horton   Louisville KY
    God Is In His Holy Dwelling Place

Laurie Betts Hughes   Bellevue WA
    The Wind That Shakes the Barley

Elise Letourneau   Orleans ON
    The Virgin Mary to the Child Jesus (cantata)

David Lipten   Tallahassee FL A
    Widows Song; How to

Michael D. McClish   Los Angeles CA
    Requiem of Remembrance

Timothy Lee Miller   Mahwah NJ
    Tears

Lawrence Mumford   Laguna Niguel CA
    QUIETEM

Michael Murray   Springfield MO
    After The Fall

Karen E. Peace   Colorado Springs CO
    Requiem

Scott Perkins   New Haven CT
    The Stolen Child, A Word Out Of The Sea. The World of Dream

Jakub Polaczyk   Astoria NY
    MISSA APUNCTA

Kurt Sander   Cincinnati OH
    Evlogitaria

Dr. Walter Saul   Fresno CA
    The Word Was Made Flesh

Joel Bentley Thompson   Snellville GA
    Seven Last Words of the Unarmed

Ludwig Tuman   Oxnard CA
    "The Happy Man's Shirt"

Reginald Unterseher   Kennewick WA
    If You Can Read This

Mari Esabel Valverde   Fort Worth TX
    "When Thunder Comes"

David von Kampen   Lincoln NE
    FLOOD THE GOLD EARTH, DAVID'S LAMENTATION

C.G. Walden   Chatsworth GA
    O My Dove, Come Up from the Fields, Set Me As A Seal

Michael Wolniakowski   Orland Park IL
    SONNET 73


The American Prize in Composition—Choral (student division)

Jacob Beranek   Oconomowoc WI
    Hodie Christus natus est!

Tyler Bouque   Troy MI
    Prayer for Light

Nicolas Chuaqui   Bloomington IN
    Qui Confidunt in Domino

Hans Bridger Heruth   Columbia MO
    Joy

Dana Kaufman   Miami FL
    Be Still My Heart

Jihyun Kim   Houston TX 
    A Boat Beneath a Sunny Sky

Marlene Miller   West Grove PA
    Repeating Random

Xingzimin Pan   Salt Lake City UT
    What Flowers Tell You

Nathaniel Parks   Greensboro NC
    Messe de la Perdu

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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 soon. 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.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

FINALISTS: Instrumental Soloists, 2017-18

The American Prize is pleased to announce FINALIST instrumental soloists for 2017-18. Congratulations!

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

If you are not a finalist this year, please remember that the contests are not yet over. The American Prize reserves the right to award Honorable Mentions and Citations for Special Achievement to any contestant, regardless of final placement. TAP has often honored semi-finalists in the past--to recognize a unique talent or focus, unusual repertoire, vital programming or outreach. Citations and Honorable Mentions are usually awarded at the same time as winners and runners-up, but can be presented at any time up to the last winners' announcement of the contest year.

All contestants are reminded they are responsible for the viability of their online links to audition materials. Those links must remain active until complete results in the contest are announced officially. Questions, or to make us aware of any misprints in the listings below, please email: theamericanprize@gmail.com

We invite 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.


The American Prize in Instrumental Performance, 2017-18, professional division:

Orlando Cela   Arlington MA
flute

Elena Korableva   Brighton MA
cello

Brittany Lasch   Brighton MA
trombone

Christopher Nichols   Newark DE
clarinet

Sean Osborn   Shoreline WA
clarinet

Alina Windell   Auburn AL
flute



The American Prize in Instrumental Performance, 2017-18, college/university division:

Micheal Barnes   Cincinnati OH
percussion

Gabrielle Chou   Pembroke Pines FL
violin

David John Davani   Sea Cliff NY
clarinet

Christopher Lowry   Antioch TN
viola

Ava Oaxaca   Arlington VA
saxophone

Noemie Raymond-Friset   Brighton NY
cello

Angela Reynolds   Clarksville TN
flute



The American Prize in Instrumental Performance, 2017-18, high school division:

Ryan Har   Palo Alto CA
cello

Samuel Perlman   Highland Park IL
clarinet


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Finalists are encouraged to make the most of their selection by announcing it on social media and by including a link to this announcement on your website or blog.

Here is a sample announcement:

"Great News! I've just been selected as a 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 WINNERS in my division soon. 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 finalists!