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2009 Johansen International Competition

Sponsored by The Friday Morning Music Club Foundation

Frank Conlon, Director

Alice Berman, Executive Administrator

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The Fifth Triennial Johansen International Competition for Young String Players (ages 13–17 years) was held at the Sumner School Museum at 17th & M Streets, NW, Washington, DC, on March 12–14, 2009. Some of the most gifted young string players in the world performed at the Semi-Finals and Finals, which were open to the public.

 

2009 Prize Winners


Violins

  • First Prize – $10,000 – Nancy Zhou (Violin #18), age 16, student of Jaime Laredo and Long Zhou, from San Antonio, Texas.
  • Second Prize – $7,000 – Jae-Hyeong Lee (Violin #1), age 16, student of Nam-yun Kim at Korean National University of Arts; from Seoul, Korea.
  • Third Prize – $5,000 – Yerang Kim (Violin #15), age 15, student of Aaron Rosand at Curtis Institute of Music; from Seoul, Korea.


Violas

  • First Prize – $10,000 – Matthew Lipman (Viola #3), age 17, student of Roland Vamos at Music Institute of Chicago; from Chicago, Illinois.
  • Second Prize – $7,000 – Yifei Deng (Viola #26), age 16, student of Li Sheng at Music Middle School Affiliated with the Shanghai Conservatory; from Shanghai, China.
  • No Third Prize Viola awarded.


Cellos

  • First Prize – $10,000 – Sang Eun Lee (Cello #24), age 15, student of Myung-Wha Chung at Korean National University of Arts; from Seoul, Korea
  • Second Prize – $7,000 – Gabriel Cabezas (Cello #2), age 16, student of Hans Jensen at Music Institute of Chicago; from Chicago, Illinois.
  • Third Prize – $5,000 – Matthew Allen (Cello #7), age 17, student of Greg Sauer at Florida State University; from Tallahassee, Florida.


Best Performance of Commissioned Work, “Scherzo,” by Lenny Williams
Nancy Zhou (Violin #18), age 16, student of Jaime Laredo and Long Zhou; from San Antonio, Texas.


 
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