Congratulations to the 2018 Serge & Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Award winners, listed below. In the same way the judges had to accept eight Finalists instead of the expected six, they had to award four Young Artist Awards instead of the expected three. In addition to their cash prizes, the four winners receive a paid performance on the Musicians Club of New York's 2017-18 concert series. The winners will be given their awards at the Musicians Club of New York's Eighth Annual Joseph H. Conlin Benefit Gala, being held this Saturday, May 5th:

2018 SERGE & OLGA KOUSSEVITZKY YOUNG ARTIST AWARD WINNERS

First Prize: $3,000 plus a recital on the Musicians Club of New York's Concert Series 
Sun-A Park, piano
School: Peabody Institute of Music
Teacher: Bons Slutsky

Second Prize: $2,000 plus a recital on the Musicians Club of New York's Concert Series
Sophiko Simsive, piano
School: Yale School of Music
Teacher: Boris Berman

Third Prize: $1,000 plus a recital on the Musicians Club of New York's Concert Series
Wenting Shi, piano
Schools: Yale School of Music and The Juilliard School
Teacher: Boris Berman

Fourth Prize: $500 plus a recital on the Musicians Club of New York's Concert Series
Christopher Goodpasture, piano
Schools: Yale School of Music, The Juilliard School and USC
Teachers: Hung-Kuan Chen, Jerome Lowenthal, John Perry, Christopher Elton, Peter Frankl

Congratulations, as well, to the other Finalists, listed below. All finalists receive a video of their performance and the Musicians Club of New York maintains a special interest in their careers:

Yixiang Hou
School: New England Conservatory
Teacher: Wha Kyung Byun
 
Rixiang Huang
School: The Juilliard School
Teacher: Matti Raekallio
 
Fantee Jones
Schools: Yale School of Music and The Juilliard School
Teacher: Hung-Kuan Chen
 
Andrew J. Yang
Schools: Mannes School of Music, Northwestern University
Paulina Dokovska, William Wellborn, James Giles, Ruth Slenczynska