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2011 Young Artists Solo Competition

Details about our 4th annual competition

9th–12th Grade Level

The competition took place on May 26. The winners at this level were:

  • 1st: Kristina Otfinoski, violin – Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School
  • 2nd: Andrew Suzuki, euphonium – Wilbur Cross High School
  • 3rd: Lily Engbith, violin – Wilbur Cross High School

Judges: Brian Cyr, Meriden Public Schools; Allan Dean, Yale School of Music; Vincent Oneppo, Yale School of Music; Ransom Wilson, Yale School of Music

7th-8th Grade Level

The competition took place on May 25. The winners at this level were:

  • 1st: Wun Jee Wong, flute – Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School
  • 2nd: Carlos Gonzalez, trumpet – Mauro Sheridan School
  • 3rd, tie: Zariah Altman, flute – Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School; and Mairead Brennan, flute – Roberto Clemente School

Judges: Mark Gahm, Guilford Public Schools; Sarita Kwok, Yale Department of Music; David Shifrin, Yale School of Music

4th-6th Grade Level

The competition took place on May 24. The winners at this level were:

  • 1st: Grace Dellinger-Pate, horn – Worthington Hooker School
  • 2nd: Maggie Guarino-Trier, flute – Edgewood School
  • 3rd: Mirella Juvera, clarinet – Clinton Avenue School

Judges: Nathanial Dobas, Seymour Public Schools; Nicolas Lewis, Richmond Symphony Orchestra; Chris Radawiec, Neighborhood Music School