First Posted: 6/2/2010
The Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic announces the winners of its 2010 Piano Competition. The competition is a bi-annual event open to area students in grades 7 through 12.
Preliminary rounds were held on the campus of Marywood University on Saturday, May 15, and the final rounds of the competition were held Sunday, May 23, at the WVIA HDTV Studio in Pittston.
Competition guidelines required that each pianist select two works of their choice and those pieces needed to be contrasting in style.
Prelimary judges for the event were; Ellen Flint, Ph.D, Susan Kuntz, Sister Joan Paskert, I.H.M. and Anita Boyle Renfroe. Judges for the final rounds were; Minju Choi, Barry Hannigan and Sister Joan McCusker, I.H.M. Ph.D.
The winners in both the Junior and Senior divisions received an award certificate, a monetary prize, and the opportunity to perform at a Philharmonic event.
Shown below, are the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic 2010 Piano Competition Winners and Finalists / Junior Division, from left: Sydney Read, Old Forge, Finalist; Sophia Rinaldi, Clarks Summit, Second Place; Austin Cohen, Montrose, Finalist; Alexander Hoyle, Mayfield, Finalist; Nathan Grabow, Lake Ariel, First Place.
Shown above, are the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic 2010 Piano Competition Winners and Finalists / Senior Division, from left: Amanda Breidenback, Saylorsburg, Finalist; Donna Yocum, Hazle Township, Finalist; Sean Seon-Gyu Kim, Archbald, Second Place; Kathryn Sundheim, Clarks Summit, Finalist; Stephen Murphy, Scranton, First Place.