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FIU Annual Concerto Competition

Congratulations to the 2018 Winners of the FIU Concerto Competition!

  • Sinan Cayir performing Totentanz by Franz Liszt

          Florida International University, Graduate Student, Keyboard Performance

  • Jose Luis Reyes performing Violin Concerto No. 2, 3rd Movement by Henryk Wieniawski

          Florida International University, Graduate Student, String Performance

  • Sophia Torres performing the Bruch Romanze for Viola

          Miami Arts Charter School (High School Division)

FIU Collegiate Division Information

Concerto Competition Application Deadline

  • The complete application must be submitted by December 11, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. (EST). 
  • Each applicant will be given an audition time slot by December 15, 2017 at 11:59 (EST).

Audition Date and General Information

  • Auditions will take place on Wednesday, January 17 from 4pm-7pm. 
  • The Concerto Competition is open to instrumentalists and singers. Students, in consultation with their professor, should prepare one movement from a concerto or in the case of vocalists an aria or other vocal work. Participants are required to have an accompanist at the audition. Auditions will not be heard without an accompanist. The audition will consist of the performance of the selected repertoire. Students should bring three copies of a piano reduction of their piece for the audition panel. Auditions will not be heard without adjudicator copies.
  • Winners will be announced at around 7:15pm after the audition panel has had time to deliberate and rank the winners.
Apply Today!

High School Division Information

Concerto Competition Application Deadline

  • The complete application must be submitted by December 11, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. (EST). 
  • Each applicant will be given an audition time slot by December 15, 2017 at 11:59 (EST).

Audition Date and General Information

  • Auditions will take place on Thursday, January 18 from 4pm-7pm. 
  • The Concerto Competition is open to instrumentalists and singers in grades 9-12. Students should prepare one movement from a concerto or in the case of vocalists an aria or other vocal work. Participants are required to have an accompanist at the audition. Auditions will not be heard without an accompanist. The audition will consist of the performance of the selected repertoire. Students should bring three copies of a piano reduction of their piece for the audition panel. Auditions will not be heard without adjudicator copies.
  • Winners will be announced at around 7:15pm after the audition panel has had time to deliberate and rank the winners.
Apply Today!

Eligibility Requirements

The complete application must be submitted by December 11, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. (EST). 

Be available for scheduled rehearsals, preliminary rounds, and the FIU Concerto Competition Concert with the FIU Symphony Orchestra on March 2, 2018.

Students must arrange for their own accompanist.

There is a 10-minute maximum time limit for the preliminary audition round. The jury will select the material to be heard, and the student will be informed prior to the preliminary date.

During the final round, chosen finalists must play the entire movement.

All contestants must be prepared to perform at least forty-five (45) minutes before the assigned time.

Concerto Competition First Place winners from previous years are not eligible to enter the competition.

Alternates from previous years remain eligible.

Prizes

First place winners of both divisions have an opportunity to perform with the FIU Symphony Orchestra on March 2, 2018! 

The 1st place high school winner will be given a full scholarship to FIU!

Past Winners

Past Winners

2017

FIU School of Music Division:                                                         High School Division:

1st place: Monika Miodragovic, piano                                             1st place. Benjamin Tillinger, flute

2nd place: Jose Luis Reyes Kapoudjian, violin                              2nd place. Andres Caveda, violin

3rd place: Vera Garcia, piano                                                            3rd place.  Laura Liu, viola


2016

1st place: Mariana Yern Corzo, violin

Runner up: Izak Kertznus & Anamaria Martinez, flute

3rd place: Monika Miodragovic, piano


2015

1st place: Laura Martinez Léon, soprano

Runner up: Carlos Serrano, classical guitar


2014

1st place: Celso Cano, classical guitar

Runner up: Carlos Garcia, Bassoon


2013

1st place: Javier Sardiñas, piano

2nd place: Adrian Quesada, piano

3rd place: Usman Peguera, violin


2012

1st place: Luis Urbina, piano

2nd place: Joseph Saenz, flute

3rd place: Michelle Kemp, voice


2011

1st place: Daniel Yellin, Marimba

2nd place: Alexander Sancho, piano


2010

Co – 1st place: Ernesto Fernandez, flute

Co – 1st place: Romel Fuenmajor, violin

Runner up: Jelena Djukié, piano


2009

1st place: Nicole Firretti, voice

2nd place: Alexander Sancho, piano

3rd place: Konstantin Litvinenko, cello


2008

1st place: Hector Hernandez, violin

2nd place: Javier Sardiñas, piano


2007

1st place: Maria Paulina Garcia, piano

2nd place: Akiko Rivera, violin

3rd place: Michael Davis, violin


2006

1st place: Monica Santos, piano

2nd place: Ana Roloff, flute

3rd place: Jonathan Jadvani


2005

1st place: Angelica Sganga, piano

2nd place: Elena Chernova, violin

3rd place: Horby Lopez, Tuba


2004

1st place: Silvije Vidovic, piano

2nd place:Cesar Leal, Sax

3rd place: Joon Ho Min, violin


2003

1st place: Saulo Almeida, cello

2nd place: Alex Revoredo, trumpet


2002

1st place: Hae Jeong Han, violin

2nd place: Michael Harris, piano

3rd place: Julian Santacoloma, clarinet


2001

1st place: Maria-Elaine Gagnon, cello

2nd place: Gretchen Lowery + Angelica Sganga, piano double

3rd place: Pei-Ju Wang, violin


2000

1st place: Felipe Diaz, percussion

2nd place: Marco Pavlovic, piano

3rd place: Misty Lee Moore, voice


1999

1st place:Rosa E. Villar, piano

2nd place: Mariana Carreras, violin

3rd place: I-Ting Chen, cello


1998

1st place: Li-Ju Chen, percussion

2nd place: Manabu Gotoh, violin

3rd place: Masako Kikichi, violin


1997

1st place: Sakura Harley, violin

2nd place: Rosa E. Villar, piano

3rd place: Renny Taberas, percussion


1996

1st place: Katherine Meloan, piano

2nd place: Christian E. Soto, tenor

3rd place: Shiy-Ying Chen, violin

 

 

For Information, contact:

Javier Jose Mendoza

Assistant Professor and Director of Orchestral Studies

Tel: 305-348-3587

Email: javier.mendoza@fiu.edu

Location: WPAC 143B

School of Music
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center