Today’s Young Artist Competition was very exciting and full of big sounds and sensitive moments. Believe me when I say that EVERY semifinalist deserves recognition for great achievements onstage.
Many thanks to our judges for their time and consideration: James Dunham, Wing Ho, and Karen Ritscher.
Here are the results:
Prize for the best performance of David Liptak’s Edge of Amber, commissioned for the IVC 2012 YAC through the generosity of Stephen Lurie and Kathleen Holt (CDs given by IVC 2012 Hosts): Diyang Mei
IVC 2012 COMMUNITY VIOLA DAY PRIZES (voted on during the YAC finals by the participants in the IVC 2012 Community Viola Day, open to middle- and high-school-aged violists from the Rochester/Western NY area):
“Best Bach” – Yifeng Qiu
“Most Charismatic Performer” – Matthew Lipman
“Most Beautiful Sound” – Anqi Lv
“Most Musical Performer” – Diyang Mei
THIRD PRIZE: $1000 USD, donated by Nocon and Associates – Yifeng Qiu
SECOND PRIZE: $2000 USD, donated by Signorelli String Instruments Ltd. – Matthew Lipman
FIRST PRIZE: A bow made for this competition (and stamped “IVC 2012″) by Benoit Rolland, and $3000 USD donated by The String House of Rochester, NY – Diyang Mei
Again, bravi tutti and best of luck to all!!