Concerto Competition

ConcertoComp.jpgApplication deadline: (Postmarked no later than) February 15, 2018
Winners' concert date: April 28, 2018
Orchestra: Metro State University of Denver Symphony Orchestra 
Location: King Center at Metro State University, 855 Lawrence Way, Denver
Ages: 8-19 (Piano), 13-19 (Woodwind/Brass/Percussion)
2018 Event Chair: Dr. Emily Ondracek-Peterson
Please refer to the online registration form and the CSMTA Student Activities Handbook for more information on recording submissions and other guidelines. 

The 2018 repertoire for the three Piano divisions:
Elementary Piano (ages 8-10): Concerto in G, XVIII/4, Mvt. 3 by Haydn
Junior Piano (ages 11-14): Concerto in G, XVIII/4, Mvt. 1 by Haydn
Senior Piano (ages 15-19): Concerto No. 1 in C, Op. 15, Mvt. 1 by Beethoven

The 2018 repertoire for the Woodwind/Brass/Percussion category
Flute: Concerto in G, K. 313, Mvt. 1 or Concerto in D, K. 314, Mvt. 1 by Mozart
Oboe: Concerto in C by Eichner 
Clarinet: Concerto in A, K. 622, Mvt. 1 by Mozart 
Bassoon: Concerto in Bb, K.V.191, Mvt. 1 by Mozart
Alto Saxophone: Concerto in Eb, Op.109, Mvt.1 by Glazunov 
Horn: Concerto in Eb, K447, Mvt.1 by Mozart
Trumpet: Concerto in Eb, Mvt. 1 by Hummel 
Trombone: Concertino Op. 4, Mvt. 1 by F. David 
Percussion: Please contact Event Chair, Dr. Emily Ondracek-Petereson

Winners of the 2017 CSMTA Concerto Competition announced:

Elementary Piano Division
Winner: Jeanna Park, student of Chris Kim
Alternate: Jacinta Deodatus, student of Carolyn Shaak

Junior Piano Division
Winner: Elizabeth Lo, student of Irina Moreland
Alternate: Noah Hill, student of Crystal Lee

Senior Piano Division
Winner: Kevin Wang, student of Crystal Lee  
Alternate: Benjamin Randall, student of Joan Sawyer

String Division
Winner: Sophia Luyton, violin,  student of Dr. Emily Ondracek-Peterson
Alternate: Sarah Phillips, violin, student of Linda Wang

Voice Division
Winner: Rachel Winnick, student of Ashley Meddings

CSMTA congratulates all students and teachers who participated in this competition!

Winners perform with the Metropolitan State University of Denver Symphony Orchestra on Thursday March 16th, 7:30 P.M. This Winners concert, under the direction of  Dr. Brandon Matthews, will take place at the King Center at MSU of Denver, 855 Lawrence Way.

Judges for the 2017 Concerto Competition Piano Division were:

Dr. Brandon Matthews, Director of Orchestras at Metropolitan State University of Denver
Dr. Jooeun Pak, Director of Piano Studies at Metropolitan State University 
Dr. Anastasia Pike, private piano studio teacher and affiliate faculty of the Peabody Institute Pre-College

Judges for the 2017 Concerto Competition String and Voice Division were:

Dr. Brandon Matthews, Director of Orchestras at Metropolitan State University of Denver
Tom Bandar, professional violist and Dean at the Curtis Institute of Music 
Dr. Erik Christian Peterson, Member of the Voxare String Quartet and affiliate faculty 

The 2017 Competition Audition and Performance Repertoire:

Elementary Piano:  Shostakovich Piano Concerto #2 Mvt. 2
Junior Piano: Shostakovich Piano Concerto #2  Mvt. 3
Senior Piano: Shostakovich Piano Concerto #2 Mvt 1
Violin: Sibelius Violin Concerto in Dm  Mvt.1
Voice: Handel, Ombra Mai Fu

In the photo below, winners of the 2017 CSMTA Concerto Competition after their performances with the MSU of Denver Orchestra at the King Center on March 16th. (L-R: Sophia Luyton, Kevin Wang, Elizabeth Lo, Jeanna Park, Dr. Emily Ondracek-Peterson)


2016 Concerto Competition Winners

The CSMTA Concerto Competition Winners perform each March during a snowy evening!  This year, snow  fell during the March 17, 2016 performance, as well!  Nevertheless, the attendance was excellent!  The concerto winners performed superbly with the Metro State University of Denver Symphony Orchestra at the King Center, under the direction of Brandon Matthews.  A special awards presentation was given during the concert by CSMTA Concerto Competition chairperson, Ann Alletto.

Winner performances included: Rebecca Park (flute): Mozart - Concerto for flute in DMaj,  K. 314,  
Hannah Park (El. Piano): M. Clementi - Sonatina Op. 36 #6,  Arr. for orchestra by Douglas Townsend, 
Karmen Grubisic (Jr. Piano): Mozart - Concerto no. 12 in AMaj,  K. 414
Jonathan Kim (Sen. Piano): Schumann - Concerto on A minor, Op. 54

The concert also included orchestra selections by Charles Ives, Franz Hoffmeister, and Richard Wagner.

2016 Concerto Competition – Woodwind Division Winner
Rebecca Park, age 16, has been studying the flute for five years with Dr. Nancy Andrew. Throughout her musical career, Rebecca has won multiple competitions and has also performed in auditioned ensembles, including the Colorado All-State Orchestra, CU Boulder Honor Band, Lamont Summer Academy's ensembles, the Stanford Youth Orchestra, a woodwind quintet and many more. She has won first place in the Colorado Flute Association Competition, CSMTA Rising Stars Competition, MTNA State and Division competitions and was a national finalist in the MTNA competition. Rebecca has also performed at Carnegie Hall by invitation when she won the International American Protégé competition in 2015 and will be performing there again in May of 2016. 

2016 Concerto Competition – Elementary Piano Division Winner
Hannah Park is 10 years old and is in the 5th grade at Skyview Academy in Highland Ranch. She started piano at the age of 6 and started participating in concerts and competitions after meeting her current teacher Chris Kim.  In 2015, Hannah was awarded 2nd prize in her age group in the New York Artist International Competition and performed in the Lincoln Center.  She is a finalist in the Kiwanis Stars of Tomorrow show and will be competing with other finalists in March. Besides piano, Hannah loves other activities including practicing Yoga with her family and skiing.

2016 Concerto Competition – Junior Piano Division Winner
Karmen Grubišić was born in Reno, Nevada in 2003.  At four years of age she started piano lessons with Ms. Carmen Sandim of Boulder then continued her piano studies in Vienna Austria with Mr. Hrvoje Jugovic for a time.  Currently she is a student of Professor Andrew Cooperstock in Lafayette, Colorado.  Karmen attends Altona Middle School in Longmont where she is in seventh grade.  This will be the second time she has played a Mozart piano concerto with an orchestra.  In June of 2015 Karmen won the Rocky Ridge Music Center Concerto Competition and played the first movement of Concerto No. 21 as the piano soloist.

2016 Concerto Competition – Senior Piano Division Winner
Jonathan Kim is currently a 10th grader at Cherry Creek High School. He is participating as a second chair violinist in the Chamber Orchestra which has won a Grammy Award. Jonathan has only studied piano for few years.  He placed 2nd in the New York Artist International Competition and performed at the Lincoln Center in 2015. He is currently studying piano with Chris Kim.