Frederic Chiu to perform at Indiana State Conference

IMTA is happy to announce Frederic Chiu as our conference artist for the 2018 state conference to be held Friday and Saturday, October 5-6 at Sweetwater Sound in Fort Wayne. Chiu will perform a recital at Friday evening following the conference banquet along with an advanced masterclass on Saturday.

Bio

Frederic Chiu performs in major venues on five continents, such as Lincoln Center in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington, The Chatelet in Paris, or the Mozarteum in Buenos Aires, as well as touring extensively in smaller and unusual venues. He collaborates with Classical music friends Joshua Bell, Pierre Amoyal, Gary Hoffman and the St Lawrence String Quartet, as well as non-Classical friends like jazz pianist Bob James, writer/storyteller David Gonzalez, Shakespearean actor Brian Bedford, and the clown Buffo, trying to bring the vivid live concert experience to as many people as possible. He has worked with conductors such as John Nelson, Stefan Sanderling, Rodolfo Fischer, Susan Haig, Bernhard Klee, Xian Zhang and Alexander Titov.

Among his recital programs, Frederic Chiu presents “Classical Smackdown”, a multi-year series where composers face off in head-to-head comparisons, with listeners voting for their favorite composer. After his first successful Smackdown between Debussy and Prokofiev, he presented Bach vs. Philip Glass in 2014, with results tracked at ClassicalSmackdown.com.

Frederic Chiu has released over 27 recordings, including the most extensive complete piano works of Prokofiev, and works of Chopin, Liszt, Ravel, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Rossini and Grieg, as well as the Beethoven/Liszt Symphony V and the solo piano version of Carnival of the Animals. His latest projects include “Hymns and Dervishes,” music of Gurdjieff/de Hartmann, and Distant Voices: Piano music of Claude Debussy & Gao Ping. He is a regular on St. Paul Sunday and Performance Today, and a favorite of public radios across the country.

Chiu’s teaching program Deeper Piano Studies – a philosophic and holistic approach to piano playing – has been presented at the Juilliard School, Indiana University’s Jacob School of Music, the Manhattan School of Music, the New England Conservatory, the Banff Centre and most of the National Conservatories in China.

He is also co-founder and director of Beechwood Arts and Innovation in Connecticut, focused on the crossroads between art, innovation and transformation. His efforts to promote music coincide with his desire to foster peace and understanding, recently recognized by a Senatorial Commendation from the United States Congress.

www.fredericchiu.com

2018 Hoosier Auditions State Competition Winners

The IMTA would like to congratulate and recognize all the winners of the 2018 Hoosier Auditions State Competition.  See you next year! Click here to see photos of the winners during the awards ceremony.

Piano Solo: Early Elementary

Winner: Tara Kim

Student of Nadya Dubikovsky

 

Alternate: Erica Lai

Student of Irina Gorin

 

Honorable Mention: Ethan He

Student of Dilya Meehan

 

Piano Solo: Elementary

 

Winner: Chloe Park

Student of Dr. Hamilton Tescarollo

 

Alternate: Jack Ma

Student of Mary Heller

 

Honorable Mention: Amy Mao

Student of Kimiko Nakamura

 

Piano Solo: Middle

 

Winner: Yucheng Wang

Student of Dr. Janet Palmberg

 

Alternate: Bohua Peter Zhang

Student of Aleksey Madan

 

Honorable Mention: Elsa Lund

Student of Dr. Luke Norell

 

 

Piano Solo: Junior

 

Winner: Kat Jolliff

Student of Dr. Kate Boyd

 

Alternate: Peter Yang

Student of Patricia Collins Jones

 

Honorable Mention: Sai Hamm

Student of Dr. Galit Gertsenzon

 

Piano Solo: Senior

 

Winner: Joshua Catanzaro

Student of Nancy Spahr Huskey

 

Alternate: Tristan Galeon

Student of Dr. Daniel Lin

 

Honorable Mention: Josiah Lund

Student of Christine Freeman

 

Honorable Mention: Andy Bertodano

Student of Aleksey Madan

 

Honorable Mention: August Katz

Student of Grace Hemaida

 

Piano Solo: Collegiate

 

Winner: Brandon Vos

Student of Richard Ratliff

 

Alternate: Abbey Smith

Student of Randall Frieling

 

 

Piano Duet: Early Elementary

 

Winner: Elaine Zeng & Eric Jin

Students of Nadya Dubikovsky

 

Alternate: Audrey Zhang & Olivia Zhou

Students of Irina Gorin

 

Honorable Mention: Jeffrey Chen & Andrew Weng

Students of Lai Ping Jean Ho

 

Piano Duet: Elementary

 

Winner: Jack Ma & Ariel-Lyanda Geller

Students of Mary Heller

 

Alternate: Julia Peng & Evan Li

Students of Natalia Rachford

 

Piano Duet: Middle

 

Winner: Eugene Zhang & Isabel Olivetti

Students of Nadya Dubikovsky

 

Alternate: Rio Akachi & Sophaia Prabhu-Hensley

Students of Irina Gorin

 

Piano Duet: Junior

 

Winner: Raina Wu & Alicia Wang

Students of Aleksey Madan

 

Alternate: Peter Yacoub & Laura Rong

Students of Dilya Meehan

 

 

Piano Duet: Senior

 

Winner: Chloe Koutsoumpas & Priscilla Lu

Students of Lai Ping Jean Ho

 

Strings: Early Elementary

 

Winner: Noëlle Streuber-Eden, Violin

Student of Tamara Ringas

 

Alternate: Hajean Jun, Cello

Student of Leslie Peltier

 

Strings: Elementary

 

Winner: Eugene Zhang, Violin

Student of Regan Eckstein

 

Strings: Middle

 

Winner: Bohua Peter Zhang, Violin

Student of Yon Joo Lee

 

Alternate: Darren Li, Violin

Student of Laura Andrews

 

Strings: Junior

 

Winner: Tiffany Chou, Violin

Student of Tamara Ringas

 

Honorable Mention: Alicia Wang, Violin

Student of Regan Eckstein

 

Strings: Senior

 

Winner: Jocelyn Sun, Violin

Student of Regan Eckstein

 

Winds: Collegiate

 

Winner: Rachel Jordan

Student of Elizabeth Crawford

 

Voice: Middle

 

Honorable Mention: Kate Foutch

Student of Cassandra Haines

2018 Hoosier Auditions – District J

Congratulations to all winners of the District J Hoosier auditions. A special thank you to District Chair, Alex Madan.

Pre-Early Elementary Piano
Winner: Felicia Xie
Teacher: Aleksey Madan

Early Elementary Piano Duet
Winners: Ethan A. Zhang
Edward Liu
Teacher: Aleksey Madan

Alternate: Eric Jin
Elaine Zeng
Teacher: Nadya Dybikovsky

Early Elementary Piano Solo
Winner:Tara Kim
Teacher: Nadya Dybikovsky

Alternate: Elanie Zeng
Teacher: Nadya Dybikovsky

Honorable Mention: Eric Jing
Teacher: Nadya Dybikovsky

Honorable Mention: Jessica Xie
Teacher: Aleksey Madan

Elementary Piano Duet
Winners: Jack Ma
Ariel Lyanda-Geller
Teacher: Mary Heller

Alternates: Ryan Li
Hannah Chen Teacher: Nadya Dubikovsky

Elementary Piano Solo
Winner: Jack Ma Teacher: Mary Heller

Alternate: Joshua Kim
Teacher: Nadya Dybikovsky

Honorable Mention: Eugene Zhang
Teacher: Nadya Dybikovsky

Middle Piano Duet
Winners: Eugene Zhang & Isabel Olivetti
Teacher: Nadya Dybikovsky

Middle Piano Solo
Winner: Peter Zhang
Teacher: Aleksey Madan

Alternate: Lily Shen
Teacher: Aleksey Madan

Honorable Mention: Isabel Olivetti
Teacher: Nadya Dybikovsky

Junior Piano Duet
Winner: Alicia Wang
Raina Wu
Teacher: Aleksey Madan

Junior Piano Solo
Winner: Grace Estep
Teacher: Nadya Dybikovsky

Alternate: Caleb Weber
Teacher: Rose Hallberg

Honorable Mention: Nana Khan
Teacher: Mary Heller

Senior Piano Solo
Winner: Alexander Bertodano
Teacher: Aleksey Madan

Alternate: Rachel Zhang
Teacher: Mary Heller

Honorable Mention: Alison Carlisle
Teacher: Mary Heller

Honorable Mention: Maria Smith
Teacher: Bethany Smith

Honorable Mention: Zack Zhang
Teacher: Mary Heller

Pre-Early Elementary Strings
Winner: Joanna Chen
Teacher: Yon Joo Lee

Early Elementary Strings
Winner: Hajean Jun
Teacher: Leslie Peltier

Alternate: Bolan Emily Zhang
Teacher: Yon Joo Lee

Honorable Mention: Ryan Li
Teacher: Yon Joo Li

Honorable Mention: Reagan Cannaday
Teacher: Leslie Peltier

Elementary Strings
Winner: Eugene Zhang
Teacher: Regan Eckstein

Alternate: Elsie Newton
Teacher: Karen Isaacs

Honorable Mention: Aaron Du
Teacher: Yon Joo Lee

Honorable Mention: Gwyneth Cannaday
Teacher: Leslie Peltier

Middle Strings
Winner: Bohua Peter Zhang
Teacher: Yon Joo Lee

Alternate: Yian Koh
Teacher: Yon Joo Lee

Honorable Mention: Haseung Jun
Teacher: Regan Eckstein

Honorable Mention: Frank Shi
Teacher: Yon Joo Lee

Junior Strings
Winner: Alicia Wang
Teacher: Regan Eckstein

Alternate: Tiffany Yeung
Teacher: Regan Eckstein

Honorable Mention: Jane Liang
Teacher: Regan Eckstein

Senior Strings
Winner: Joselyn Sun
Teacher: Regan Eckstein

Alternate: Aaron Stevenson
Teacher: Karen Isaacs

Honorable Mention: Sarah Park
Teacher: Regan Eckstein

2018 Hoosier Auditions – District H

Congratulations to all winners of the District H Hoosier auditions. There were a total of 13 performers in this event. A special thank you to District Chair, Joyanne Outland.

Early Elementary Piano
Winner: Evelyn Sordelet
Teacher: Cassandra Haines

Elementary Piano
Winner: Chloe Park
Teacher: Hamilton Tescarollo

Alternate: Kenny Wang
Teacher: Christine Freeman

Honorable Mention: Jaden Wong
Teacher: Anny Chiu

Honorable Mention: Srika Kumar
Teacher: Anny Chiu

Middle Duet Piano
Winners: Daniel Liu
Anny Chiu
Teacher: Katherine Grable

Middle Piano
Winner: Catherine Ji
Teacher: Christine Freeman

Alternate: Hadley Snell
Teacher: Alicia Pyle

Honorable Mention: Katie Grace Schaefer
Teacher: Cassandra Haines

Middle Voice
Winner: Kathryn Foutch
Teacher: Cassandra Haines

Senior Piano
Winner: Josiah Lund
Teacher: Christine Freeman
Alternate: Olivia Bressler
Teacher: Alicia Pyle

2018 Hoosier Auditions – District G

Congratulations to all winners of the District G Hoosier auditions. There were a total of 5 performers in this event. A special thank you to District Chair, Grace Hemaida.

Early Elementary Piano
Winner: Alex Li
Teacher: Grace Hemaida

Elementary Piano
Winner: Stephanie Panayides
Teacher: Grace Hemaida

Middle Piano
Winner: Kerry Ao
Teacher: Cynthia Grassman

Alternate: Anika Paranjape
Teacher: Cynthia Grassman

Senior Piano:
Winner: August Katz
Teacher: Grace Hemaida

2018 Hoosier Auditions – District F

Congratulations to all winners of the District F Hoosier auditions. There were a total of 10 performers in this event. A special thank you to District Chair, Dr. Starla Raley.

Pre-Early Elementary Piano
Honorable Mention: Jozlynn Wagner
Teacher: Dr. Starla Raley

Early Elementary Piano
Winner: Aubrey Quinn
Teacher: Dr. Starla Raley

Alternate: Caroline Fairchild
Teacher: Dr. Starla Raley

Honorable Mention: Maddie Guirguis
Teacher: Dr. Starla Raley

Elementary Piano
Winner: Adrian Quinn
Teacher: Dr. Starla Raley

Middle Piano
Winner: Mitchell Adams
Teacher: Dr. Starla Raley

Alternate: Beth Ann Fairchild
Teacher: Dr. Starla Raley

Honorable Mention: Lilly Guirguis
Teacher: Dr. Starla Raley

Senior Piano
Honorable Mention: Hanna Nyberg
Teacher: Dr. Starla Raley

Middle Violin
Winner: Darren Li
Teacher: Laura Andrews

2018 Hoosier Auditions – District E

Congratulations to all winners of the District E Hoosier auditions. There were a total of 30 performers in this event. A special thank you to District Chair, Lai Ping Jean Ho.

Early-Elementary Piano Solo
Winner: Ethan He
Teacher: Dilya Meehan

Alternate: Jeffrey Chen
Teacher: Lai Ping Jean Ho

Early-Elementary Piano Duet
Winners: Jeffrey Chen
Andrew Weng
Teacher: Lai Ping Jean Ho

Elementary Piano Solo
Winner: Christine Liu
Teacher: Lai Ping Jean Ho

Alternate: Jenny Li
Teacher: Lai Ping Jean Ho

Honorable Mention: Charlie Conner
Teacher: Margaret Roby

Elementary Piano Duet

Winner: Jenny Li
Christine Liu
Teacher: Lai Ping Jean Ho

Alternates: Judy Bai
Crystal Wang
Teacher: Lai Ping Jean Ho

Middle Piano Solo
Winner: Yucheng Wang
Teacher: Janet Palmberg

Alternate: Michael J. Johnson
Teacher: Lynette Browne

Honorable Mention: Annie Li
Teacher: Lai Ping Jean Ho

Honorable mention: Katherine Mayhew
Teacher: Margaret Roby

Middle Piano Duet
Winners: Danny Li
Annie Li
Teacher: Lai Ping Jean Ho

Junior Piano Solo
Winner: Laura Rong
Teacher: Dilya Meehan

Alternate: Elise Boutell
Teacher: Janet Palmberg

Honorable Mention: Priscilla Liu
Teacher: Lai Ping Jean Ho

Honorable Mention: Anna Lin
Teacher: Lai Ping Jean Ho

Junior Piano Duet
Winners: Peter Yacoub
Laura Rong
Teacher: Dilya Meehan

Senior Piano Solo
Winner: Allison Keiser
Teacher: Margaret Roby

Alternate: Maddie DeBaun
Teacher: Lai Ping Jean Ho

Honorable Mention: Pascal Koj
Teacher: Dilya Meehan

Senior Piano Duet
Winner: Chloe Koutsoumpas
Priscilla Liu
Teacher: Lai Ping Jean Ho

2018 Hoosier Auditions – District D

Congratulations to all winners of the District D Hoosier auditions. There were a total of 12 performers in this event. A special thank you to District Chair, Reginald Rodgers.

Middle Piano
Winner: Vedika Garg
Teacher: Christina Whitlock

Junior Piano
Winner: Sai Hamm
Teacher: Galit Gertsenzon Fromm

Alternate: Alton Jackson
Teacher: Christina Whitlock

Senior Piano
Winner: Tristan Galeon
Teacher: Daniel Lin

Alternate: Joshua Ford
Teacher: Christina Whitlock

Honorable Mention: Reagan Martin
Teacher: Christina Whitlock

College Piano
Winner: Abbey Smith
Teacher: Randall Frieling

Alternate: Jonathan Kroll
Teacher: Phoenix Park-Kim

Honorable Mention: Brenna Green
Teacher: Reginald Rodgers

College Woodwinds
Winner: Rachel Jordan
Teacher: Elizabeth Crawford

2018 Hoosier Auditions – District C

Congratulations to all winners of the District C Hoosier auditions. There were a total of 29 performers in this event. A special thank you to District Chair, Catherine Kling.

Early Elementary Piano
Winner: Erica Lai
Teacher: Irina Gorin

Alternate: JeFauna Zhu
Teacher: Irina Gorin

Honorable Mention: Daniel Chen
Teacher: Svetlana Soleimani

Early Elementary Piano Duet
Winners: Olivia Zhao
Audrey Zhang
Teacher: Irina Gorin

Elementary Piano
Winner: Jason Yang
Teacher: Ada Shebanova

Alternate: Isaac Qian
Teacher: Irina Gorin

Honorable Mention: Rosalyn Chu
Teacher: Anna Briscoe

Elementary Piano Duet
Winners: Julia Peng
Evan Li
Teacher: Natalia Rachford

Middle Piano
Winner: Chenyao Liu
Teacher: Irina Gorin

Alternate: Ian Sun
Teacher: Natalia Rachford

Honorable Mention:Micah Young
Teacher: Karen Taylor

Honorable Mention: Rachel Wu
Teacher: Ada Shebanova

Honorable Mention: Brooke Liao
Teacher: Ada Shebanova

Middle Piano Duet
Winners: Rio Akachi
Sophaia Prabhu-Hensley
Teacher: Irina Gorin

Junior Piano
Winner: Katherine Jolliff
Teacher: Kate Boyd

Alternate: Daniel Larsen
Teacher: Karen Taylor
Honorable Mention: Grace Tubbs
Teacher: Irina Gorin

Senior Piano
Winner: Madison Weiss
Teacher: Irina Gorin

Alternate: Nadine Templeton
Teacher: Ada Shebanova

Collegiate Piano
Winner: Brandon Vos
Teacher: Richard Ratliff

Alternate: Leah Andricopulos
Teacher: Kate Boyd