[U]NCSA Time Capsule no. 10

November 30th, 2012

University of North Carolina School of the Arts Concerto Competition Winners and Featured Soloists

Derived from UNCSA student orchestra concert programs, performance calendars, press releases and personal recollection from faculty and alumni.

A complete and accurate list of UNCSA School of Music Concerto Competition winners does not exist in the school archives and we are asking for alumni or faculty assistance in authenticating this list and/or verifying the identity of competition winners.

In an effort to begin the process of recognizing our concerto competition winners, past and present, one of our generous volunteers from the Associates offered to research and compile the following list.  He asks that you make note of the following issues:

  1. It has long been assumed that the majority of soloists highlighted at UNCSA orchestra concerts were given the honor of soloist because they were also winners of the UNCSA Concerto Competition. There was often no mention in concert programs or press releases that the soloist featured in a particular performance was, in fact, the Concerto Competition winner.  Therefore, NO assumptions were made in compiling this list.  Concerto soloists are designated by an asterisk (*).  This designation does NOT indicate a competition winner, however, the possibility exists that s/he was, in fact, a winner though no confirmation of this could be found.
  1. When students were specifically credited in one or more  printed concert programs, performance calendars or press releases as a UNCSA Concerto Competition winner, those names were of course included in the list without question. These students are designated ‘CCW’- (Concerto Competition Winner)
  1. In January 1970, seven students were designated as ‘winners’ with no other information given. These students will be designated by lower case ‘w’. 
  1. A very few featured concerto soloists in 1971-1972 were listed as having been “chosen by audition”, although the nature of the audition was not qualified. These students are designated by lower case ‘a’. 
  1. It should be noted that the specific concerto that a student may have played which resulted in winning a particular concerto competition might not have been the same piece played at the concert at which the student is recognized in the program as having been a concerto competition winner. The concerti noted in the list below were all played in public performance. 
  1. Some information was obtained from lists and notes previously gathered by the school archivist and from her conversations with faculty and alumni. These notes did NOT refer to a particular performance program or press release in the files. If there was no supporting evidence of a competition winner other than the recollection of a faculty member (or alum) these students were designated as CCW-FR

 

Date

Student

 

Instrument

Composer

Piece

March 1966

Joseph Smith

*

Piano

Beethoven

Concerto #1

December 1966

James Butt

*

Piano

Bach

Concerto in D minor

March 1967

Margaret Tait

*

Cello

Boccherini

Concerto in Bb major

May 1967

Ida Bieler

*

Violin

Handel

Concerto grosso

May 1967

Lucy Chapman

*

Violin

Handel

Concerto grosso

May 1967

Debra Davis

*

Cello

Handel

Concerto grosso

May 1967

Drucilla Engle

*

Harpsichord

Handel

Concerto grosso

May 1967

Arturo Ciompi

*

Clarinet

Mozart

Clarinet Concerto

January 1968

Robert Guthrie

*

Guitar

Vivaldi

Concerto in D major

March 1968

Dan Ashe

*

French Horn

R. Strauss

Concerto in Eb

March 1968

Ida Bieler

*

Violin

Tchaikovsky

Violin Concerto

February 1969

Michael McCraw

*

Bassoon

Mozart

Concerto in Bb Major

February 1969

Mark Morganstern

*

Double Bass

Dragonetti-Smith

Concerto in A major

February 1969

Jon Julian

*

Clarinet

Hindemith

Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra

February 1969

Bruce Moss

*

Piano

Brahms

Concerto #1

February 1969

Lynn Bernhardt

*

Percussion

Milhaud

Concerto for Percussion and Chamber Orchestra

February 1969

Ralph Neiweem

*

Piano

Liszt

Concerto #1 in Eb major

April 1969

Randall Ellis

*

Oboe

Corelli-Barbirolli

Concerto for Oboe and Strings

April 1969

Deborah Henry

*

Oboe

Corelli-Barbirolli

Concerto for Oboe and Strings

January 1970

Gabriel Arpeia

w

Clarinet

Martin

Concerto for Seven Winds, Percussion and Strings

January 1970

Laura Dietz

w

Flute

Martin

Concerto for Seven Winds, Percussion and Strings

January 1970

Jerry Folsom

w

French Horn

Martin

Concerto for Seven Winds, Percussion and Strings

January 1970

Ned Gardner

w

Trumpet

Martin

Concerto for Seven Winds, Percussion and Strings

January 1970

Deborah Henry

w

Oboe

Martin

Concerto for Seven Winds, Percussion and Strings

January 1970

Eric Maul

w

Bassoon

Martin

Concerto for Seven Winds, Percussion and Strings

January 1970

Joseph Parrish

w

Trombone

Martin

Concerto for Seven Winds, Percussion and Strings

April 1970

Cynthia Mechem

CCW

Piano

MacDowell

Second Piano Concerto

April 1971

Earl Myers

*

Piano

Ravel

Concerto in G major

May 1971

Patrick Byers

*

Piano

G. Buchanan

Concerto for Pianoforte and Chamber Orchestra

October 1971

Nicholas Smith

*

Piano

Mozart

Concerto #14 in Eb Major

December 1971

Leslie Spotz

a

Piano

Rachmaninoff

Concerto #2 in C minor

February 1972

Phil Wachowski

a

Viola

W. Walton

Concerto for Viola

May 1972

Joseph Genualdi

a

Violin

Brahms

Concerto in D major

March 1973

Charles Jones

*

Piano

Bartok

Concerto #3

May 1973

Vincent Barbee

CCW

French Horn

Mozart

Horn Concerto #3

May 1973

Linda Fischer

CCW

Violin

Saint-Saens

Violin Concerto #3

May 1973

David Bryant

CCW

Flute

Mozart

Flute Concerto #1 in G major

May 1973

Christoph Schiller

CCW

Viola

Bartok

Viola Concerto

May 1973

Linda Ruggero

CCW

Clarinet

Debussy

Premiere Rapsodie for Clarinet

May 1973

Mark Fasshauer

CCW

Cello

Lalo

Cello Concerto in D minor

February 1974

Hitae Lee

*

Violin

Paganini

Violin Concerto in D major

April 1974

Robert Madura

*

Cello

W. Braxton

Concerto for Cello and Orchestra

April 1974

Jung Shim Suh

*

Cello

Elgar

Violincello Concerto in E minor

April 1974

Dan Kuehn

*

Trumpet

Arutyunyan

Trumpet Concerto in Ab major

May 1974

Rebecca Jo Davis

CCW

Piano

Beethoven

Concerto in G major

January 1975

Leslie Spotz

*

Piano

Weber

Grand Concerto #1 in C Major

May 1975

Ernest Stuart

*

Percussion

Milhaud

Concerto for Percussion

May 1975

Keith Pajkowski

*

Piano

Stravinsky

Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments

January 1977

Robert Quiles

CCW

Bassoon

Hummell

Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra

January 1977

Susan Carlson

CCW

Flute

Griffes

Poem for Flute and Orchestra

January 1977

Gerard Reid

CCW

Marimba

Tanner

Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra

January 1977

Johnny Reinhard

CCW

Bassoon

Jacob

Concerto for Bassoon, Percussion and Strings

January 1977

Eric Edberg

CCW

Cello

Saint-Saens

Concerto pour Violoncelle

January 1977

Julie Ager

CCW

Piano

Ward

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra

October 1977

Elizabeth Roberts

*

Piano

Schumann

Piano Concerto in A minor

November 1977

William Ferguson

CCW

Bassoon

Weber

Concerto for Bassoon in F Major

February 1978

Anita Cirba

*

Trumpet

Vivaldi

Concerto for Two Trumpets and Orchestra in C Major

February 1978

Nancy Jane Hill

*

Trumpet

Vivaldi

Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra

February 1978

Nelson Padgett

CCW

Piano

Ravel

Concerto for the Left Hand Alone for Piano and Orchestra

May 1978

Van Hodge

CCW

Viola

Walton

Concerto for Viola and Orchestra

January 1979

Keith Hoodock

CCW

Clarinet

Nielsen

Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra

February 1979

Hyunsoon Whang

CCW

Piano

Chopin

Concerto #2 in F Minor

March 1979

Susan Snyder

CCW

Piano

Mozart

Concerto in A Major for Piano and Orchestra

June 1979

Shane Doty

*

Organ

Poulenc

Concerto for Organ and Strings

October 1979

Polly Crocker

*

Piano

Bartok

Concerto #3 for Piano and Orchestra

November 1979

Chris Deane

CCW

Marimba

Creston

Concertino for Marimba and Orchestra, Op. 21

February 1980

Jonathan Helton

*

Alto Saxophone

Ibert

Concertino da Camera for Alto Saxophone and Chamber Orchestra

March 1980

Robert Oppelt

CCW

Double Bass

Jacob Little

Concerto for Double Bass and String Orchestra

May 1980

Glenn Basham

*

Violin

Brahms

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major

October 1980

Michelle Grady

CCW

Clarinet

Mozart

Concerto in A Major for Clarinet and Orchestra

January 1981

Susan Stone

*

Flute

Devienne

Concerto #2 for Flute and Orchestra

February 1981

Clifford Tretick

CCW

Flute

Bach

Brandenburg Concerto #1 in F Major

February 1981

Craig Walker

CCW

Trumpet

Fasch

Concerto for Trumpet in D Major

May 1981

Robert Williams

*

Alto Saxophone

Glazunov

Concerto in E-flat, Op. 109 for Alto Saxophone and String Orchestra

October 1981

Pegsoon Whang

*

Violincello

Saint-Saens

Concerto #1 in A Minor, Op.33 for Violincello and Orchestra

October 1981

Ellen Jewett

CCW

Violin

Chausson

Poeme

October 1981

Mina Song

CCW

Piano

Mendelssohn

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra

December 1981

Nicolette Driehuys

*

Flute

Griffes

Poem for Flute and Orchestra

December 1981

Cynthia Romeo

*

Violin

Wieniawski

Concerto #2 in D Minor for Violin and Orchestra

February 1982

Jennifer Ross

CCW

Violin

Mendelssohn

Concerto in E Minor for Violin and Orchestra

April 1982

Ricardo Cobo

*

Guitar

Vivaldi

Concerto in D Major for Guitar and Strings

April 1982

Robert Klapp

*

Guitar

Vivaldi

Concerto in A Major

April 1982

Carlos Rodriguez

*

Piano

Mozart

Concerto #23 in A Major

May 1982

Nicolette Driehuys

*

Flute

Bach

Brandenburg Concerto #4 in G

May 1982

Stacia Combs

*

Flute

Bach

Brandenburg Concerto #4 in G

October 1982

Stephanie Cummins

*

 

V. Williams

Fantasia on a Theme of Tallis

February 1983

Holly Fortune

*

Clarinet

Finzi

Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra

May 1983

Kerry Walsh

*

Flute

Nielsen

Flute Concerto

October 1983

Geoffrey Kiorpes

*

Piano

Schumann

Concerto in A Major for Piano and Orchestra

February 1984

Hyung-Sook Kim

*

Piano

Ward

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra

March 1984

Marc Moskovitz

CCW

 

Violincello

Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme

May 1984

James Umber

*

Violin

Mozart

Concerto #5 in A Major for Violin and Orchestra

October 1984

James Crawford

CCW

Violin

Sibelius

Violin Concerto in D minor

November 1984

Rachel Matthews

CCW-FR

Piano

Mozart

Concerto #17 in G Major for Piano and Orchestra

February 1985

Keith Burton

CCW

Piano

Prokofiev

Concerto #3 for Piano and Orchestra

April 1985

Ingrid Mathews

CCW-FR

Violin

Prokofiev

Concerto #1 in D Major

May 1985

Susan E Pardue

 

Viola

Walton

Viola Concerto

October 1985

John Root

CCW

Piano

Rachmaninov

Concerto #1 in F# Minor

November 1985

Brian Thorne

CCW

Oboe

Martinu

Concerto for Oboe and String Orchestra

April 1986

John Fadial

CCW

Violin

Dvorak

Concerto in A Minor for Violin and Orchestra

May 1986

Caterina Galiotto

CCW

Piano

Gershwin

Concerto in F for Piano and Orchestra

October 1986

Jeffrey Cowen

CCW

Viola

Block

Suite for Viola and Orchestra

November 1986

Charles Lazarus

CCW

Trumpet

Hayden

Concerto in Eb Major for Trumpet and Orchestra

February 1987

Ned Boyd

*

Saxophone

Glazunov

Concerto in E flat for Saxophone and String Orchestra

March 1987

Evan Orman

CCW

Violincello

Shostakovich

Concerto #1 in Eb for Violincello and Orchestra

May 1987

Mark Niehaus

*

Trumpet

Arutunian

Concerto in Eb Major for Trumpet and Orchestra

November 1987

Lisa Kim Brook-2

CCW

Violin

Bruch

Concerto #1 for Violin and Orchestra

Fall 1987

Carlos Rodriguez

CCW

Piano

Beethoven

Concerto #4 in G Major

Feb 1988

Margo Moss

CCW-FR

 

Bartok

Concerto #3

May 1988

Jennifer Echols

CCW

Flute

Ibert

Concerto for Flute and Orchestra

Fall 1988

Geoffrey Dean

CCW-FR

Cello

Tchaikovsky

Capriccioso

November 1988

Jill Rogge

*

Violin

Mozart

Concerto #5 in A Major for Violin and Orchestra

April 1989

David Franzen

*

Guitar

Rodrigo

Concierto de Aranjuez

October 1989

Jennifer Debiec

*

Flute

Mozart

Concerto in G Major for Flute and Orchestra

October 1990

Andrew Zohn

CCW

Guitar

Castelnuovo-Tedesco

Concerto in D Major for Guitar and Orchestra

November 1990

Lisa Leonard

*

Piano

Grieg

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A Minor

May 1990

Natalie Featherston

*

Cello

Bloch

Schelomo: Rhapsodie Hébraïque for Violoncello and Orchestra

May 1990

Darren Lael

*

Piano

Bartok

Concerto #2 for Piano and Orchestra

March 1991

Wen-Yuan G u

CCW

Violin

Sibelius

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A Minor

November 1991

Sandy Yamamoto

CCW

Violin

Tchaikovsky

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major

1991

John D. Hixson

CCW

     

May 1992

Cheng-Chin Tsai

CCW

Violin

Dvorak

Violin Concerto in A

October 1992

Norris Norwood

CCW

Piano

Prokofiev

Piano Concerto #1 in Db Major

May 1993

Arianne Haering

CCW-FR

Piano

Honneger

Concertino

October 1993

William Bish

CCW

Saxophone

Glazunov

Concerto

November 1993

David Foley

CCW

Piano

Rachmaninov

Piano Concerto #1

March 1994

Mark Wienand

CCW

Alto Saxophone

Tomasi

Concerto for Alto Saxophone

May 1994

Dmitri Vorobieff

CCW

Piano

Rachmaninov

Piano Concerto #2

October 1994

Mark Salee

CCW-FR

Oboe

Goosens

Concerto in One Movement for Piano and Orchestra

November 1994

Ivan Seng

CCW-FR

Piano

Brahms

Concerto #2

February 1995

Kevin M. Finamore

CCW-FR

Trumpet

Hummel

Trumpet Concerto in Eb Major

February 1995

Gary Ryan O’Neal

CCW-FR

Flute

Doppler

Hungarian Pastorale Fantasy for Flute and Orchestra

May 1995

Kirsty Barnett

CCW--FR

Violin

Sibelius

Concerto in D Minor

October 1995

Emil Iliev

CCW

Piano

Barber

Piano Concerto

May 1996

Aleksey Koptev

CCW

Viola

Walton

Concerto

May 1996

Emile Blondel

CCW-FR

Piano

Rachmaninoff

Variations on a Theme of Paganini

October 1996

Sarah Brough

CCW

Violin

Brahms

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Op. 77

May 1997

Tatsuya Nagashima

CCW

Piano

Beethoven

Piano Concerto #5 in Eb Major, Op. 73 (“Emperor”)

November 1997

Ru-Pei Yeh

CCW

Cello

Schumann

Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in A Minor

March 1998

Jacques Lee Wood

CCW-FR

Cello

Shostakovich

Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 107

April 1998

Maciej Kostrzewa

CCW-FR

Horn

Mozart

Concerto #2 in Eb Major for horn and Orchestra, K. 417

October 1998

Charles Miles

CCW

Clarinet

Weber

Clarinet Concerto #2 in Eb Major, Op. 74

October 1998

Vanessa Young

CCW

Cello

Elgar

Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in E Minor, Op. 85

November 1998

Oriol Plans

CCW

Piano

Tchaikovsky

Piano Concerto #1 in Bb Minor, Op. 23

April 1999

Zi Yang

CCW

Piano

Liszt

Piano Concerto #1 in Eb Major

May 1999

Naho Tsutsui

CCW

Violin

Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op.64

November 1999

Keats Dieffenbach

CCW

Violin

Brahms

Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77

March 2000

Vladimir Martinka

CCW

Piano

Beethoven

Concerto #3 in C Minor, Op. 37

April 2000

Jennifer Best

CCW

Violin

Prokofiev

Violin Concerto #2 in G Minor, Op. 63

October 2000

Vladimir Kanazirev

CCW

Horn

Strauss

Horn Concerto #1 in Eb Major, Op. 11

November 2000

Andrew Bradford

CCW

Cello

Kabalevsky

Cello Concerto #1, Op. 49

November 2000

Corey Quinton

CCW

Clarinet

Copland

Copland Concerto for Clarinet

November 2000

Carla Rincon

CCW

Violin

Prokofiev

Violin Concerto #2 in G Minor, Op. 63

May 2002

Kati Tenner

*

Violin

Mozart

Concerto for Violin in A Major, K. 219

November 2002

David Himmelheber

*

Cello

Ravel et al

Concerto

May 2003

Yoon Sun Song

*

Piano

Beethoven

Concerto

November 2003

Denis Plutalov

*

Piano

Rachmaninov

Concerto #3 for Piano and Orchestra in D Minor

April 2004

Teodora Dimitrova

CCW

 

Ravel

Tzigane

October 2004

Phillip Kim

CCW

Flute

Ibert

Flute Concerto

October 2004

Stephen Wingard

*

Saxophone

Ibert

Flute Concerto

November 2004

Frederic McIntyre Ayala

CCW

Violin

Khachaturian

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra

May 2005

Stefani Collins

CCW -2004

Violin

Dvorak

Concerto for Violin

October 2005

Skye Gao

*

Piano

Mozart

Concerto #20 in D Minor

April 2006

David Graham

*

Flute

Martin

Ballade for Flute and Strings

April 2006

Lachezar Kostov

*

Cello

Prokofiev

Symphony-Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 125

October 2006

Norman Gonzales

*

Flute

Liebermann

Concerto for Flute and Orchestra, Op. 39

October 2006

Dexter Ruffin

*

Piano

Beethoven

Concerto #1 in C Major, Op. 15

November 2007

Whitney Reagan

*

Flute

Nielsen

Concerto for Flute and Orchestra

November 2007

Geoffrey Seelen

*

Trombone

Tomasi

Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra

April 2008

Laura Manko

*

Viola

Bartok

Concerto for Viola and Orchestra

May 2009

Hsin-I Huang

*

Piano

   

October 2009

Erika Boysen

*

Flute

Ibert

Concerto for Flute and Orchestra

November 2009

Megan Szymanski

*

Flute

Jolivet

Concerto for Flute and String Orchestra

May 2010

Felix Chen

*

Violin

Tchaikovsky

Concerto for Violin in D Major, Op.350

Dates henceforth may indicate semester in which the competition was won and not the date of orchestra concert.

Fall 2010

Ben Robinette

CCW

Saxophone

Tomari

Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra

Spring 2011

Kevin Zheng

CCW

Violin

Barber

Essay No. 2 Op. 17

Fall 2011

Allen Hamrick

CCW

Bassoon

Weber

Concerto in F Major, Op. 75

 

Kristina Meanley

CCW

Clarinet

Copland

Clarinet Concerto

October 2011

Scott O’Toole

CCW

Percussion

Schwantner

Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra

November 2011

Milan Jeremic

CCW

Flute

Panderecki

Flute Concerto

October 2012

Shane Rathburn

CCW

Alto Saxophone

Cresto

Concerto for Alto Saxophone

November 2012

Rachyl Duffy

CCW

Viola

Bartok

Viola Concerto

March 2013

Ross Roberts

CCW

Bassoon

Mozart

Concerto for Bassoon in B-flat Major

September 2013

Jessica Appolinario

CCW

Horn

Strauss

Horn Concerto No. 1 in E-flat, Op. 11

May 2014

Marco Nunez

CCW

Flute

Ibert

Flute Concerto

September 2014

Lucia Kobza

CCW

Violin

Sibelius

Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47

Spring 2015

Kevin Murphy

CCW

Violin

Barber

Violin Concerto, Op. 14

Fall 2015

Nathalie Schmalhofer

CCW

Violin

Mendelssohn

Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64

Spring 2016

Michael Dodds

CCW

Piano

Ravel

Piano Concerto in G