Steinway Society Scholarship Winners 2004
Each year, about 20 finalists are selected from among the many scholarship applicants by a panel of accomplished teachers who listen, anonymously to their audiotapes. At the recent auditions these finalists, ages 7-18, played two contrasting pieces from memory before three prominent adjudicators, Scott Donald, Tomoko Kanamaru, Michael Thompoulos who selected the winners. Members, teachers and parents were in the enthusiastic audience.
Over the last eighteen years, more than 100 students have received Steinway Society scholarships. Many of the past winners have gone on to win other state and national prizes and study music in college. Each year a total of $3,000 to $4,000 is granted, depending on revenues from Musicale attendance.
The Scholarship Finalists
- David Kaiyi Ko, student of Frank Levy, tied for Second Place Tie in Group 1.
- Hyungdo Kim, student of Yuri Kim, tied for Second Place in Group I.
- Alison Kao, student of Marcia Maull, received Third Place in Group 1.
- Allen Yueh, student of Yelena Ivanov, tied for First Place in Group 2 (photo unavailable).
- Farshad Tahvildar-Zadeh, student of Larissa Korkina, tied for First Place in Group 2.
- Katelyn Tran, student of Veda Zuponcic , received Second Place in Group 2.
- Aileen Jiang, student of Peter Vinograde, finalist in Group 2.
- Christopher Law, student of Ryugin Mikuriya, finalist in Group 2.
- Melissa Chan, student of Veda Zuponcic, received First Place in Group 3.
- Robert Buxton, student of Yuan Sheng, received Second Place in Group 3.
- Josephine Li, student of Marion Zarzeczna, received Third Place in Group 3.
- Jacek Skryzalin, student of Veda Zuponcic, received Honorable Mention in Group 3.
- Mio Onishi, student of Eri Kang, finalist in Group 3.
- Sophia Yan, student of Julia Lam, received First Place in Group 4.
- Jeanette Aufiero, student of Frank Levy, received Second Place in Group 4.
- Kyle Ehrmann, student of Ruth Kotik, received Honorable Mention in Group 4.
- Paul Kolb, student of Fred Gajewski, finalist in Group 4.
Christine Cuiffreda, student of Beatrice Long, finalist in Group 4.