Senior Division: Final Round Scholarship Competition Awards

 

Contestants are ranked by judges as to overall musical talent and preparedness for performing their concerto with The Phoenix Symphony. After the last performance on Sunday and judges’ deliberation, the following awards will be announced: Grand Prize; Second Prize; and Ranking for Awards.

Grand Prize and Second Prize: Prizes are awarded based on consideration of the following criteria:

• Highest ranked contestant who has not previously received the Grand Prize or Second Prize.
• No contestant can win the Grand Prize or the Second Prize more than once.
• Grand Prize and Second Prize winners will perform their concerto accompanied by The Phoenix Symphony at Symphony Hall, Thursday February 17, 2022. In order to perform with The Phoenix Symphony, the winner must be available for all scheduled rehearsals (February 15 and February 16, 2022, 6:30-9:00 pm, subject to change).

Congratulations to the winners of the 62nd Annual Young Musicians Competition concluding on Sunday, January 9th, 2022.

All finalists win a scholarship to a camp or festival in the order of their final ranking. The Senior Division Grand Prize Winner and First Runner Up will perform with the Phoenix Symphony at a later date. Congratulations to our finalists and all participants. Special thanks to all our judges, volunteers, and staff.

Junior Division Winners

Upper Strings – Joshua Lee, Violin
Lower Strings – Sophie Kim, Cello
Piano – Katheryn Chan, Piano
Judges Recognition Award – Noah Edwards, Bass

Senior Division

Finalists (Alphabetical Order)

Vincent Claes – Cello
Daniel Kang – Piano
Benjamin Landon – Percussion
Yuki Matsui – Viola
Boyoung (Cynthia) Min – Viola
Seungchan (Aiden) Min – Violin
Jonathan Okseniuk – Violin
Charlie Pabst – Cello
Felix Shen – Flute
Daniel Walker – Flute
Brian Yong – Violin
Evan Yoon – Cello

Grand Prize Winner

Jonathan Okseniuk – Violin

First Runner Up

Vincent Claes – Cello

2005
Grand Prize Winner: Veronica Shi (piano)
Clotilde Otranto Prize Winner: Nicholas Villalobos (bass)

2006
Grand Prize Winner: Emily Nebel (violin)
Clotilde Otranto Prize Winner, Rachel Trenbeath (flute)

2007
Grand Prize Winner: Mia Laity (violin)
Clotilde Otranto Prize Winner: Angel Chen (violin)

2008
Grand Prize Winner: Angel Chen (violin)
Clotilde Otranto Prize Winner: Samuel Park (violin)

2009
Grand Prize Winner: Rudy Chen (piano)
Clotilde Otranto Prize Winner: Mia Laity (violin)

2010
Grand Prize Winner: Anna Han (piano)
Clotilde Otranto Prize Winner: Peter Eom (cello)

2011
Grand Prize Winner: Jalusha Kapoor (violin)
Clotilde Otranto Prize Winner: Jeanelle Brierley (violin)

2012
Grand Prize Winner: Anes Sung (violin)
Clotilde Otranto Prize Winner: Austen Yueh (clarinet)

2013
Grand Prize Winner: Jennifer Chiang (flute)
Clotilde Otranto Prize Winner: Connie Zhu (violin)

2014
Grand Prize Winner: Tiffany Chang (violin)
Clotilde Otranto Prize Winner: Linda Han (violin)

2015
Grand Prize Winner: Kathleen Wu (flute)
Clotilde Otranto Prize Winner: Brigit Fitzgerald (bassoon)

2016
Grand Prize Winner: Bobae Johnson (violin)
Clotilde Otranto Prize Winner: Tamachi Goodson (cello)

2017
Grand Prize Winner: Belle Wang (violin)
Clotilde Otranto Prize Winner: Bobae Johnson (violin)

2018
Grand Prize Winner: Claire Thai (harp)
Clotilde Otranto Prize Winner: Leo Kubota (cello)

2019
Grand Prize Winner: Jessica Zhang (piano)
Clotilde Otranto Prize Winner: Belle Wang (violin)

2020
Grand Prize Winner: Ethan Yang (violin)
Clotilde Otranto Prize Winner: Daniel Walker (flute)

2021
Grand Prize Winner: Seungchan Aiden Min (violin)
First Runner Up: Jonathan Okseniuk (violin)