Indiana Student to Compete in National Performance Competition

IMTA congratulates Maya Kilburn, WINNER of the East Central Division MTNA Performance Competition in Junior Strings!

2016 ECDA winner Maya Kilburn

2017 ECDA winner Maya Kilburn

Miss Kilburn along with her collaborator and father, Dr. Ray Kilburn of Ball State University performing the following works:

  • Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216, Movement I
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Sonata No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 105, Movement I
    Robert Schumann
  • Scherzo-tarantelle in G Minor, Op. 16
    Henryk Wieniawski

Maya will now advance to the MTNA National Performance Competition, to be held at the National Conference in Baltimore, MD. The competition will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017.

Please join us in celebrating this fine young musician!

 

Maya’s bio is as follows:

A native of Muncie, IN, Maya Kilburn is 14 years old and studies with Mimi Zweig at the Indiana University Jacobs School String Academy. She began her violin studies at age 4 under Anna Vayman, and subsequently studied with Chin Mi Kim. Maya has won first place in a number of concerto competitions including the junior divisions of the Ft Wayne Symphony, Muncie Symphony, and the New World Youth Orchestra. As a result, she performed movements from the Kabalevski and Wieniawski 2nd concerti in concert with orchestra. She also took second prize in the 2016 Carmel Symphony Competition, and was a national finalist in the MTNA junior strings competition in the spring of 2016. Maya has also won 1st prize in the Indiana Music Teachers Association Competition strings division in 2009, 2011, 2013, and 2015, and the Indianapolis Matinee Musicale in 2013. She has been active performing on many recitals with the IU String Academy Violin Virtuosi, including a performance at Circle Theatre in Indianapolis, with IVCI Laureate David Chan at the Indiana Landmarks Center, with Atar Arad and Joseph Swenson in Bloomington, and with the Bloomington Symphony. She has also performed in master class for such artists as Jinjoo Cho, Blair Milton, and Jonathan Swartz, Vadim Gluzman, and Sarah Kapustin. Maya has performed on many recitals with her parents in the Midwestern US, Japan and Central America, and was featured on an Indiana Public Radio broadcast.  She completed a 3-week concert tour with the Violin Virtuosi in Argentina this past June. In her spare time, Maya enjoys reading, writing books, , and spending time with her dogs Cocoa and Sophia.

East Central Division (E.C.D.) Competition Results

Indiana is proud to announce we have several winners, alternates and honorable mentions that were named in the East Central Division Competition!

 

East Central Junior Performance String

Winner – Maya Kilburn, Violin; Student of Mimi Zweig

 

East Central Senior Performance Piano

Honorable mention – Gabe Brunner, Piano; Student of Fred Hammond

 

East Central Senior Performance Woodwind

Alternate – Kacie Brown, Saxophone; Student of Otis Murphy

 

East Central Senior Piano Duet

Honorable mention – Rebekah Rexroth, Piano; Student of Dawn Hopkins

 

East Central Young Artist Composition

Honorable Mention – Da Som (Emily) Yoo; Student of Michael Schelle

 

2016 Results MTNA Performance Competitions – State Round

Congratulations to the winners from the Indiana state round of the MTNA Performance Competitions.  Winners/Representatives go on to play at the ECD Competition on January 15th at Central Michigan State University.

 

Chamber Music Wind

Representative – Soma
Ting Hua Liang, Baritone Saxophone
Paul Lorenz, Alto Saxophone
Nathan Howard, Tenor Saxophone
Ricardo Martinez, Soprano Saxophone
Teacher – Otis Murphy

 

Junior Performance Piano

Representative – Kevin Wang, Piano
Teacher – Hamilton Tescarollo

 

Junior Performance String

Winner – Maya Kilburn, Violin
Teacher – Mimi Zweig
Accompanist – Ray Kilburn

Alternate – Mishael Paraiso, Violin
Teacher – Olga Yurkova
Accompanist – Hallel Paraiso

Honorable Mention – Yian Koh, Violin
Teacher – Yon Joo Lee
Accompanist – Lillian Mui

 

Senior Performance Piano

Winner – Gabe Bruner, Piano
Teacher – Fred Hammond

Alternate – Sage Hamm, Piano
Teacher – Galit Gertsenzon

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2016 East Central Division Winner

IMTA congratulates Maya Kilburn, WINNER of the East Central Division MTNA Performance Competition in Junior Strings!

2016 ECDA winner Maya Kilburn

2016 ECDA winner Maya Kilburn

 

Miss Kilburn performed an impressive program at the Division competition on January 16, 2016. She and her collaborator/father, Dr. Ray Kilburn, took top honors for their presentation of the following works:

  • Concerto No. I in G Minor, Opus 26 (Max Bruch)
  • Praeludium and Allegro in the Style of Pugnani (Fritz Kreisler)
  • Romanian Folk Dances (Bela Bartok)

Maya will now advance to the MTNA National Performance Competition, to be held at the National Conference in San Antonio, TX.

Please join us in celebrating this fine young musician!

Maya’s bio is as follows:

A native of Muncie, IN, Maya Kilburn is 13 years old and studies with Mimi Zweig at the Indiana University Jacobs School String Academy. She began her studies at age 4 under Anna Vayman, and subsequently studied with Chin Mi Kim in Indianapolis. Over the past year, Maya won the junior divisions of both the Muncie Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition and the New World Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition, subsequently performing movements from the Kabalevski and Wieniawski 2nd concerti in concert with each of these orchestras. She then won the MTNA junior strings competition at both the state and division levels, and will compete as one of seven national finalists in Texas this spring. Maya has also won 1st prize in the Indiana Music Teachers Association Competition strings division in 2009, 2011, 2013, and 2015, Indianapolis Matinee Musicale 2013, and was also a prize-winner in the Forte String Competition of Indianapolis in 2011 and the Sejong Competition in Chicago in 2012.  She has been active performing on many recitals with the IU String Academy Violin Virtuosi at Circle Theatre in Indianapolis, with IVCI Laureate David Chan at the Indiana Landmarks Center, with Atar Arad and Joseph Swenson, and with the Bloomington Symphony. She has also performed in master class for such artists as Jinjoo Cho, Blair Milton, and Jonathan Swartz. Maya has performed on many recitals with her parents in the Midwestern US, Japan and Central America, and was recently featured on an Indiana Public Radio broadcast. She is very much looking forward to a 3-week concert tour with the Violin Virtuosi in Argentina this June. In her spare time, Maya enjoys reading, writing stories, sometimes in collaboration with her best friend Olivia, and spending time with her ARF rescued dogs Cocoa and Sophia.

Performance Competition – East Central Division Results

Congratulations to all the following Indiana students and their teachers who competed in the East Central Division Performance Competitions. Great job!

WINNER of the East Central Chamber Music Wind category: 
Melos Saxophone Quartet, teacher Otis Murphy

 

HONOARABLE MENTION of the East Central Senior Performance Piano category:
Ari Brown, teacher Irina Gorin

 

REPRESENTATIVE of the East Central Young Artist Performance Brass category:
Benjamin Hood, Tuba, teacher Kevin Wass

 

ALTERNATE of the East Central Young Artist Performance String category:
Taisiya Sokolova, Viola, teacher Luis Vargas

 

HONORABLE MENTION of the East Central Young Artist Performance Woodwind category:
Sean Xue, Saxophone, teacher Otis Murphy