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2020 WINNERS

ETHAN MURPHY

FIRST PLACE

CELLO

Enjoy Ethan Murphy's virtual performance of
D. Kabalevsky Cello Concerto No. 1 in G minor, op. 49, Mvt. I
https://1drv.ms/v/s!AtAEPDsPYYbriHhBkq62PRe1VyJE?e=GfN6Wx 

Fifteen-year-old Ethan Murphy of Bloomington, Indiana started cello at age 5 and is a student of Susan Moses. Ethan has won several prizes including Third Prize in Division II of the 2017 David Popper International Cello Competition in Hungary, First Prizes in the 2020 International Grande Music Competition, 2019 Muncie Symphony Orchestra Junior Division Concerto Competition, 2018 New World Symphony Junior Division Competition, and he was a semi-finalist in the 2020 Sphinx Competition.  Ethan has performed as a concerto soloist with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra, New World Youth Orchestra, and the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra.  In addition, he has been a member of a string quartet and the Indiana University Pre-College Chamber Orchestra, and he sang as a member of the IU Children’s Choir for many years.

SERGE KALINOVSKY

SECOND PLACE

CELLO

See Serge Kalinovsky's virtual performance of
E. Elgar Cello Concerto in E Minor, op. 85, Mvt. IV 
https://youtu.be/LfWbaSYr6DI
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Serge Kalinovsky (14yo) was born in New York City and now lives in Bloomington, Indiana, where he has been studying cello with Susan Moses since 2013 at the Indiana University String Academy. Serge has participated in Pinchas Zukerman’s Young Artists Program in Canada and the Summer String Academy at IU. He started his cello studies in New York with Madeleine Golz, and has played in masterclasses for Hans Jensen, Richard Aaron, Lluís Claret, Amir Eldan, Peter Stumpf and Brinton Smith, among others. He was a finalist at 2019 International Popper Competition in Hungary, 2nd prize winner in 2020 Philadelphia International Music Festival's Online Concerto Competition, and the winner of 2020 MTNA statewide competition. 

NATHAN SHEPHERD

THIRD PLACE

BASSOON

Visit this link for Nathan Shepherd's virtual performance
J. Francaix Concerto for Bassoon and 11 String Instruments, Mvt. I & IV  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7f52k-ety60&feature=emb_logo.

Nathan Shepherd is a fifteen-year-old homeschool student from Lanesville, Indiana. He began playing piano at the age of six and bassoon at 10. He studies bassoon with Matthew Karr and Francisco Joubert. Nathan was a member of the 2019 National Youth Orchestra of the United States (NYO2). Currently, he is the principal bassoonist of the Louisville Youth Orchestra, and has also been the principal bassoonist of the University of Louisville Wind Ensemble 2019-2020, 2019 Indiana All-State Orchestra, and traveled with the Kentucky Ambassadors of Music European tour in 2016 and 2018. He was a prizewinner of the 2020 Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Concerto competition. Recently, Nathan was selected to appear on NPR’s From the Top radio show. He has also played in masterclasses for bassoonists such as William Short, Miles Maner, Andrew Bradey, and Ben Hoadley.

LILY SULLIVAN

HONORABLE MENTION

VIOLIN

See Lily Sullivan's virtual performance of

A. Khachaturian Violin Concerto in D minor, Mvt. I

https://youtu.be/IFZO49sihic

Other talented musicians who qualified as finalists for the Young Artist Competition are:

Bijou Brown, violin

Ryan Schuering, piano

Christy Kim, violin

More on Lily Sullivan:

Lily Sullivan is a 13 year old violinist currently studying with violinist and pedagogue Gregory Kalinovsky in Bloomington, Indiana. She began studying violin at 4 years old at the Oklahoma City University, Children's Performing Arts Program with Karén Kanagov. At age 7, Lily made her first appearance as a soloist with Academy Sinfonia Children's Performing Arts Orchestra. When she was 9, Lily won the Sanford-Austin Memoriam Award by the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra League and went on to win the First Place Violin and Overall Musician awards in 2018 in the same competition. Lily was honored to be chosen as a Laureate of the American Music Institute 2020 Violin Competition. She was chosen as First Alternate in the MTNA Junior Strings Division, Indiana and is a Finalist of the ISO Maurer Young Musicians Competition. She has attended summer music programs at the University of Oklahoma and the Jacobs School of Music and has played Masterclasses for Sergey Malov, Vadim Gluzman, Hal Grossman, Steve Shipps, and Maricio Fuks.

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