News from past finalists

2010 first prize winner, Jocelyn Zhu

– Received a master’s degree from Juilliard
– Received a grant and toured Europe this summer with another violinist, performing in orphanages, nursing homes, refugee camps….and more








2010 third prize winner, Sophie Wang

– Graduated Columbus State in violin performance
– Studying for a Master’s at NEC








2011 first prize winner, Annie Bender

– Graduated Coburn and is studying for a master’s at Juilliard







2012 first prize winner, Shannon Fitzhenry

– Senior at Peabody

– Attended Tanglewood this summer as a member of the Tanglewood Festival Orchestra








2015 third prize winner, Kaili Wang

– Performed the Sibelius violin concerto with the Nashville Symphony









2017 finalists Christopher Jung and Mairead Flory

– Freshmen performance majors at Northwestern








2017 finalist Maggie Kasinger

– Winner of Austin Peay, competition, curb youth orchestra competition and used our scholarship money to attend Philadelphia International Music Festival and won its concerto competition.







2017 finalist Caroline Smoak

– Performed the 1st movement of the Bach Double with Gil Shahan! Video link