Finals Concert of the
2018 Serge & Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards
for Piano

Sunday, April 29, 2018, 3:30 PM

Scandinavia House
Victor Borge Hall
58 Park Avenue (at 38th Street)
New York City

Thank you to all the contestants who made the 2018 Serge & Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards a great success. We hope your experience was personally rewarding. A special congratulations to the following contestants of the 2018 Serge & Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards, who were named 2018 FINALISTS and 2018 YOUNG ARTIST AWARD WINNERS: 

Christopher Goodpasture (Fourth Prize)
Yale School of Music, The Juilliard School and USC
Teachers: Hung-Kuan Chen, Jerome Lowenthal, John Perry, Christopher Elton, Peter Frankl

 

Fourth Prize winning performance of Christopher Goodpasture, piano:
00:16 Piano Sonata 1.X.1905, I. Předtucha (Foreboding), by Leoš Janáček
4:27 Rain Tree Sketch I, by Tōru Takemitsu
8:22 Ballade, Op. 46, by Samuel Barber
Finals Concert of the Musicians Club of New York's 2018 Serge and Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards, April 29, 2018, Victor Borge Hall, Scandinavia House, New York City. Video by Paula and Chris Argondizza.

Yixiang Hou (Finalist)
New England Conservatory

Teacher: Wha Kyung Byun

Finals performance of Yixiang Hou, piano:
00:23 Le Festin D’Esope, by Charles-Valentin Alkan
Finals Concert of the Musicians Club of New York's 2018 Serge and Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards, April 29, 2018, Victor Borge Hall, Scandinavia House, New York City. Video by Paula and Chris Argondizza.

Rixiang Huang (Finalist)
Juilliard

Teacher: Matti Raekallio

Finals performance of Rixiang Huang, piano:
00:17 Sonata in C Minor, D958, I. Allegro,by Franz Schubert
08:33 Sonata No.7 in B flat Major, Op.83, III. Precipitato, by Sergei Prokofiev
Finals Concert of the Musicians Club of New York's 2018 Serge and Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards, April 29, 2018, Victor Borge Hall, Scandinavia House, New York City. Video by Paula and Chris Argondizza.

Fantee Jones (Finalist)
Yale, Juilliard

Teacher: Hung-Kuan Chen

Finals performance of Fantee Jones, piano:
00:17 Sonata in E Major, Hob. XVI:31, I. Moderato, by Joseph Haydn
03:47 Symphony No. 6, “Pathetique”, III. Scherzo, by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky/Samuil Feinberg
Finals Concert of the Musicians Club of New York's 2018 Serge and Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards, April 29, 2018, Victor Borge Hall, Scandinavia House, New York City. Video by Paula and Chris Argondizza.

Sun-A Park (First Prize)
Peabody Institute of Music

Teacher: Bons Slutsky

First Prize winning performance of Sun-A Park, piano:
Venezia e Napoli, S. 162, by Franz Liszt
00:16 1. Gondoliera
04:57 3. Tarantella
Finals Concert of the Musicians Club of New York's 2018 Serge and Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards, April 29, 2018, Victor Borge Hall, Scandinavia House, New York City. Video by Paula and Chris Argondizza.

Wenting Shi (Third Prize)
Yale School of Music and The Juilliard School

Teacher: Boris Berman

Third Prize winning performance of Wenting Shi, piano:
00:27 Etudes-tableaux Op.33 No.9 in C-sharp minor, by Sergei Rachmaninoff
03:11 Gaspard de la nuit - Scarbo, by Maurice Ravel
Finals Concert of the Musicians Club of New York's 2018 Serge and Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards, April 29, 2018, Victor Borge Hall, Scandinavia House, New York City. Video by Paula and Chris Argondizza.

Sophiko Simsive (Second Prize)
Yale School of Music

Teacher: Boris Berman

Second Prize winning performance of Sophiko Simsive, piano:
00:17 La Valse by Maurice Ravel
Finals Concert of the Musicians Club of New York's 2018 Serge and Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards, April 29, 2018, Victor Borge Hall, Scandinavia House, New York City. Video by Paula and Chris Argondizza.

Andrew J. Yang (Finalist)
Mannes, Northwestern

Paulina Dokovska, William Wellborn, James Giles, Ruth Slenczynska

Finals performance of Andrew J Yang, piano:
00:19 Prelude in G Major, Op. 32, No. 5, by Sergei Rachmaninoff
03:53 Faust Waltz, by Franz Liszt/Charles Gounod
Finals Concert of the Musicians Club of New York's 2018 Serge and Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards, April 29, 2018, Victor Borge Hall, Scandinavia House, New York City. Video by Paula and Chris Argondizza.