The 2015 Heida Hermanns International Piano Competition Was a Resounding Success
48 contestants from across the country and representing over a dozen nationalities applied. Of those 48, our jurists, who themselves are world-class concert pianists, evaluated and selected 18 to compete in the Semi-Finals. Another distinguished panel of jurists judged the Finals on the following day and determined the winners to be: Wenjie Lu (first prize), Vladimir Rumyantsev (second prize), Gvantsa Zangaladze (third prize) and Ye-Eun Kwag, Hsin-Chiao Liao and Soyoung Kim (honorable mention). Learn more about them at http://camusic.org/contestants/
This event could not have succeeded without the generosity given to our talented competitors by our supporters. On behalf of these musicians and the Connecticut Alliance for Music, thank you.
Introducing CAM’s New Board Members
CAM is thrilled to welcome three new members to its Board of Directors. Joining CAM is Jerold W. Serman, Wendy Morgan-Hunter and Dominique Johnson. Learn more about their talents and experience at http://camusic.org/about/.
You will be hearing much more about and from them in the upcoming months!
House Concert with 2014 Heida Hermanns International Strings Competition Winner, Xiao Wang
A few snow flakes could not keep us music lovers away! Xiao and Akiko delighted us with an exceptional program of Beethoven, Sibelius, Schumann and more!
Xiao began playing the violin at the age of five. At age ten, he was accepted to study at the Central Conservatory in Beijing with Professor Wei-dong Tong, later studying at the Curtis Institute of Music with Joseph Silverstein. He was First Prize winner of the 2012 Szigeti International Violin Competition and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Young Artists Competition. He recently was a finalist at the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition of Belgium. Xiao is currently a full scholarship student at Manhattan School of Music, where he studies with Lucie Robert.
Watch a video of his performance on YouTube.
Dear Friends of CAM,
Welcome to the first edition of prelude, CAM’s new monthly newsletter. It is our hope to keep you in the loop on what we are doing and where we are headed, along with tidbits on our Competition winners and other newsworthy items of interest. We look forward to your feedback!
As you know, supporting CAM ensures the ongoing excellence of our programs as we continue to recognize exceptional musicians at the beginning of their careers by giving them opportunities to perform, offering music education programs for youth and enjoying the performance of fine music in intimate salon settings. Your generosity and continued support is greatly appreciated!
Barry Persky, President
Connecticut Alliance for Music, Inc.