Baylor/Waco Piano Competition

2016 Baylor/Waco Piano Competition: Saturday, February 6, 2016

Piano Concerto Competition

Junior and senior high school students in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and New Mexico are eligible.

Division I, grades 10-12, below the age of 19 on contest day

Division II, grades 7-9, below the age of 16 on contest day

For each division, a movement from the standard concerto literature is required. Concerto-like works and student concertos (Division II) are acceptable.



Piano Solo Competition Rules

Junior and senior high school students in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and New Mexico are eligible.

Division I, grades 11-12, below the age of 19 on contest day

Division II, grades 9-10, below the age of 17 on contest day

Division III, grades 7-8, below the age of 15 on contest day

For each division, the first or last movement of a sonata by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, or Schubert must be prepared. A contrasting piece by a master composer from any other style period is also required. Both selections will be performed and must be performed from memory.

All students will receive ratings and critique sheets from the judges.

Entry forms should be mailed before January 8, 2016.

You may download the brochure and entry form here: 2016 Baylor Waco Piano Competition Brochure

Send the entry form and an application fee of $35 to the following address:
2016 Baylor/Waco Piano Competition
c/o Keyboard Division
Baylor University School of Music
One Bear Place #97408
Waco, Texas 76798-7408

Acceptance will be limited to fifteen students in each division. Contestants must be in Waco and prepared to perform by 8:00 a.m. on the day of the competition.


For further information, contact: keyboard@baylor.edu



Baylor/Waco Competition Results: February 2016


Division I Concerto

First place: Isaac Foreman, Fort Worth, Texas; Teacher, Dr. Tamas Ungar

Second place: Jonathan Zhi, Plano, Texas; Teacher, Christina Long


Division II Concerto

First place: Wani Zhang, Frisco, Texas; Teacher, Yifan Liu

Second place: Wesley Brigner, Richardson, Texas; Teacher, Steven Hall


Division I Solo

First place: Eunice Lee, Cedar Park, Texas; Teacher, Shaeron Horton

Second place: Anne Chow, Austin, Texas; Teacher, Gregory Allen

Honorable mention: Brent He, Richardson, Texas; Teacher, Yifan Liu

Honorable mention: Hansen Qin, Houston, Texas; Teacher, Sharon Love

Honorable mention: Quinlan Facey, Plano Texas; Teacher, Dr. Baya Kakerberi

Honorable mention: Hallie Gu, Dallas, Texas; Teacher, Dr. Grace Long


Division II Solo

First place: Isabelle Hsiao, Austin, Texas; Teacher, Robert McDonald

Second place: John Cao, Pearland, Texas; Teacher, John Weems

Honorable Mention: Ken Nomura, Coppell, Texas; Teacher, Hwa Lee

Honorable Mention: Jesalyn Chan, Austin, Texas; Teacher, Jeannie DeArmand-Henselman

Honorable Mention: Aditya Deshpande, Houston, Texas; Teacher, John Weems

Honorable mention: Isabelle Zou, Austin, Texas; Teacher, Timothy Woolsey


Division III Solo

First place: Ben Hoang, Austin, Texas; Teacher, Saida Kafarova

Second place: Daniel Chang, Houston, Texas; Teacher, Alicia Shirley

Honorable Mention: Lucy Cao, Pearland, Texas; Teacher, John Weems

Honorable Mention: Ami Kitajima, Plano, Texas; Teacher, Masako Narikawa


Awards


Concerto Division I Awards: $250, 1st place; $150, 2nd place
Concerto Division II Awards: $150, 1st place; $100, 2nd place
Solo Division I Awards: $250, 1st place; $150, 2nd place
Solo Division II Awards: $150, 1st place; $100, 2nd place
Solo Division III Awards: $150, 1st place; $100, 2nd place