The American Prize in Piano Performance, Concerto Division, 2014.
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The American Prize in Piano Performance (CONCERTO), 2014—PROFESSIONAL DIVISION:
The American Prize winner:
KASANDRA KEELING San Antonio TX
(Rachmaninoff—Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini)
Among judges' comments: "The performance was seasoned and artistic..."
WILLIAM HUME Carlisle PA
Grieg A Minor Concerto, Beethoven Choral Fantasy
17 year old William Hume is a senior at Carlisle High School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and has studied piano for over ten years. He has won various awards and competitions and has performed at the Kennedy Center, Weill Recital Hall, and on the National Public Radio Program “From the Top.” He was recently named a 2014 National YoungArts Foundation Winner. William has performed as a soloist with several orchestras, playing concerti by Mozart, Bach, Grieg and Beethoven. His other interests include basketball, running and writing, and he has earned a varsity letter in Cross Country and a Gold Key Award in the Scholastic Art and Writing Contest. He is a member of the National Honor Society and volunteers as pianist at area nursing homes and the Salvation Army. He is a student of Dr. Jennifer Blyth. http://williamhume.com/
Among judges' comments: "Beautiful tone and projected melody..."
HYUNKI YOON Kansas City MO
Prokofiev First Concerto
He is currently pursuing a Doctor or Musical Arts in piano performance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he studies with Dr. Robert Weirich and receives full support for his entire doctoral program.
Among judges' comments: "performed...with much aristocratic musical spirit..."
Congratulations to all!