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Finalists Announced for KU Young Artists Piano Competition

Kutztown University is an All-Steinway School of MusicMarch 29, 2017

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - In recognition of Kutztown University's new All Steinway designation, the university will hold a Young Artists Piano Competition on Sunday, April 2, at 2 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

The competition was open to all high school aged students. Applications and a video submission were due in February and the following individuals will compete on April 2.

2 p.m. Suhyun Lee, Paoli. Pa.
2:15 p.m. Jessica Tseo, Allentown, Pa.
2:30 p.m. Matthew Driben, Wyomissing, Pa.
2:45 p.m. Lisa Morton, Scarsdale, NY
3 p.m. Carolyn McDemus, Chalfont, Pa.
3:15 p.m. Aidan Kluger, Tenafly, NJ
3:30 p.m. Nina Beltrami, Bethlehem, Pa.
3:45 p.m. Daniel Park, Cresskill, NJ
4 p.m. Ellie Kim, State College, Pa.
4:15 p.m. Korina Cheng, Mountain Top, Pa.
4:30 p.m. Connie Jiang, Harleysville, Pa.
4:45 p.m. Shaumik Phadke, Orefield, Pa.

Awards and prizes include:

Each winner will participate in piano master class at Kutztown University, as well as performances in New York City, Philadelphia, and Kutztown University during fall of 2017.

Cash prizes include:

1st prize: $500 and full tuition scholarship to the Kutztown University Summer Chamber Music Festival that will be held from July 1 to 8, 2017.

2nd Prize: $300

3rd Prize: $200 

Kutztown University is one of 150 schools worldwide and a dozen Pennsylvania institutions of higher education with the All Steinway designation. Students at the university acquire a refined perception of tone and performance in their musical experiences with Steinway Pianos.

For more information contact:Dr. Maria Asteriadou, associate professor of piano and chamber music, Kutztown University, at or 484-646-4154 or 917-385-0661 or Dr. Daniel Immel, associate professor of music, Kutztown University, at or 610-638-1592 or 484-219-3644