Pianist Esther Park ’12AD, ’13MMA won first prize and the audience prize in the International Russian Music Competition. The final round of the competition took place Saturday, June 15 in San Jose, California.
The Russian Music Competition, created in the spring of 2000, was founded by Dr. Irina Prilipko-Morgan and Dan Morgan. In its current format, a jury of seven members not only judges the performances but gives master classes and presents lectures to the young pianists during the ten-day competition period. The competition itself has three rounds; the first two focus on solo music, and the third round includes a performance of a trio for piano, violin, and cello. MORE