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: The Jean and Robert Frankeberger Grand Prize Winner; Second Prize; and Ranking for Awards.

The Jean and Robert Frankeberger Grand Prize Winner and Second Prize: Prizes are awarded based on consideration of the following criteria:

  • Highest ranked contestant who has not previously received the The Jean and Robert Frankeberger Grand Prize or Second Prize.
  • No contestant can win the The Jean and Robert Frankeberger Grand Prize or the Second Prize more than once.
  • The Jean and Robert Frankeberger Grand Prize Winner and Second Prize winner will perform their concerto accompanied by The Phoenix Symphony at Symphony Hall, Wednesday, April 19, 2023. In order to perform with The Phoenix Symphony, the winner must be available for all scheduled rehearsals (April 18, 2023, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM, additional rehearsals TBD, subject to change).
  • *For a winner to receive the summer scholarship they must remain in good standing as a member of PYSO through the end of the 2022-2023 season.
Congratulations to the winners of the 63rd Annual Young Musicians Competition concluding on Sunday, January 8th, 2023.

All finalists win a scholarship to a camp or festival in the order of their final ranking. The Senior Division Jean and Robert Frankeberger 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

Justin Kang (cello)
Jake Shim (clarinet)
Vania Dutta (piano)
Joshua Lee (violin)
Jayden Yoneyama (violin)

Senior Division

Finalists (Alphabetical Order)

Alex Gong (viola)
Abraham Kim (cello)
Minjee Kim (clarinet)
Audrey Kurtz (violin)
Brandon Lee (viola)
Candice Liu (flute)
Seungchan (Aiden) Min (violin)
Boyoung (Cynthia) Min (viola)
Elizabeth Ovelil (flute)
Charlie Pabst (cello)
Cooper Taylor (bassoon)
Margaret Wang (violin)

The Jean and Robert Frankeberger Grand Prize Winner

Abraham Kim – Cello

First Runner Up

Seungchan (Aiden) Min – Violin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Jean and Robert Frankeberger Grand Prize Winner: Jonathan Okseniuk (violin)
First Runner Up: Vincent Claes (cello)

The Jean and Robert Frankeberger Grand Prize Winner: Abraham Kim (cello)
First Runner Up: Seungchan (Aiden) Min (violin)