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FIU Annual Concerto Competition

FIU Collegiate Division Information

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Concerto Competition Application Deadline

  • The complete application has been extended to Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 5:00p.m. (EST). 
  • Register for an audition time – first come, first served.

Audition Date and General Information

  • Auditions will take place on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 3:30pm – 6pm.
  • The Concerto Competition is open to orchestral instrumentalists, pianists, 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 strongly encouraged to have a pianist at the audition. Students should bring three copies of a piano reduction of their piece for the audition panel. Auditions will not be heard without adjudicator copies.

High School Division Information

Apply Today!
 
Register For An Audition Time!

Concerto Competition Application Deadline

  • The complete application has been extended to Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 5:00p.m. (EST). 
  • Register for an audition time – first come, first served.

Audition Date and General Information

  • Auditions will take place on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 6:30pm – 9:00pm. 
  • The Concerto Competition is open to orchestral instrumentalists, pianists, 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 strongly encouraged to have a pianist at the audition. Students should bring three copies of a piano reduction of their piece for the audition panel. Auditions will not be heard without adjudicator copies.

Eligibility Requirements

The complete application must be submitted by Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. (EST). 

Winners must be available for scheduled rehearsals on January 31st and February 1 and the FIU Concerto Competition Concert with the FIU Symphony Orchestra on February 1, 2018.

Students must arrange for their own pianist.

Auditions will be a maximum of 10 minutes. 

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

College Division Prize Winners Receive:

1st prize: $250 AND perform as soloist with the FIU Symphony Orchestra on February 1, 2019.

2nd prize: $100

Honorable mentions to be awarded at adjudicators’ discretion.

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High School Division Prize Winners Receive:

1st prize: Full in-state tuition scholarship to FIU School of Music, perform as soloist with the FIU Symphony Orchestra on February 1, 2019, and $250

2nd prize: $100

Honorable mentions to be awarded at adjudicators’ discretion.

Past Winners

Past Winners

2018

Collegiate Division:                                                                                High School Division:

Co – 1st place: Sinan Cayir, piano                                                       1st place: Sophia Torres, viola

Co – 1st place: Jose Luis Reyes Kapoudjian, violin


2017

Collegiate 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

2018-19 FIU Concerto Competition Sponsor

Park Avenue Pianos Steinway Piano Reseller and CARTA Board Member Ronen Segev

Steinway Piano Reseller Park Avenue Pianos and their President Ronen Segev are sponsoring this year’s Concerto Competition to supplement the previous gifts of Ronen and his brother Gilad Segev. Segev also serves as a CARTA board member and has been a passionate advocate of FIU.

Park Avenue Pianos specializes in buying and selling lightly used Steinway concert grand pianos, baby grand pianos, and upright pianos. The company’s commitment to excellence and satisfaction is evident in the mint condition Steinway pianos it sells. One differentiating feature of Park Avenue Pianos is that it is also a resource for musicians looking to sell their Steinway piano, by means of their Sell My Steinway page. Park Avenue Pianos was recently featured in the WSJ for its unique business model. Not only does it hold a high standard for excellent instruments, but Park Avenue Pianos also believes in bringing a fine level of culture and arts to more homes through its premier Steinway piano collection. 

For Information, contact:

Michael Klotz

FIU Concerto Competition Competition Organizer

Email: klotzm@fiu.edu 

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