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Sound Espressivo Gala and Announcement of Winners

Sound Espressivo Gala and Announcement of Winners

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SEC Finals. Session 1, Age group 26+. January 29 at 10:00 am EST

SEC Finals. Session 1, Age group 26+. January 29 at 10:00 am EST

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SEC Finals. Session 2, Age groups 15-18 & 19-25. January 29 at 3:00pm EST

SEC Finals. Session 2, Age groups 15-18 & 19-25. January 29 at 3:00pm EST

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SEC Finals. Session 3, Age group 10 and under & 11-14.  January 29 at 8:00pm EST

SEC Finals. Session 3, Age group 10 and under & 11-14. January 29 at 8:00pm EST

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Performing Artist Awards

Asmik Arutiuniants, voice. Nomination: Academic

Asmik Arutiuniants, voice. Nomination: Academic

Voice Jan 29 at 10:00am EST (26+) Artistic Nomination: Academic “Song to the moon” from Rusalka by Dvorak Accompanist: Natalia Gavrilova Soprano Asmik Arutiuniants was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. In 2010 she graduated her bachelor at State Conservatory of Uzbekistan. In 2009 she was invited to join the training group of the Alisher Navoi Opera and Ballet Theatre with which she performed the role of Marfa in The Tsar's Bride, Lola in Cavalleria Rusticana by Mascagni, the Princess in Gladkov's.

Ben Batalla, piano. Nomination: Program

Ben Batalla, piano. Nomination: Program

Jan 29 at 10:00am Ravel Ma mère l’oye (Mother Goose) I. Sleeping Beauty’s Pavane, II. Tom Thumb, III. Little Miss Ugly Face, Empress of the Pagodas; Chick Corea 3 Children's Songs; My Favorite Things; Free Improvisation Ben Batalla offers a distinguished musicianship with a versatile background in jazz, improvisation, classical and sacred music traditions. He is an active performer, composer, recording artist, and teacher in the Austin, TX area. He believes in the transformative power of beauty

Dora Meiwes, piano. Nomination: Virtuosity

Dora Meiwes, piano. Nomination: Virtuosity

Piano Jan 29 at 3:00pm EST (15-18 / 19-25) Artistic Nomination: Virtuosity Repertory for Final Round: Sonata in C minor, Op. 111, No. 32, Mov. 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven; Transcendental Etude No.5, Feux Follets, by Franz Liszt Dora Meiwes, age 16, has studied with Dr. Irene Peery-Fox for the past six years. She has been first prize winner of many competitions, including the Utah Symphony Salute to Youth Competition, which awarded her the opportunity to perform

Hiroshi Corro, piano. Nomination: Virtuosity

Hiroshi Corro, piano. Nomination: Virtuosity

Jan 29 at 8:00pm Waltz OP 64-1 (Chopin) Sonatina for Yvette (3rd) (Monsalvatge) Concerto in D major 1stmvt (Haydn) Accompanist: Yuko Yoshida Hiroshi started learning piano when he was 3 yrs old. At 5 years old, he started performing for piano recitals and competitions. He won many competitions in the last 4 years. In 2021, he won first place in the Ranun piano competition. He also won first place in the Silicon Valley music competition, Chambana piano competition, US new star piano competition

John Lettieri Accordionist (2)

John Lettieri Accordionist (2)

Jan 29 at 10:00am EST Innovative Oblivion, Saint Louis Blues, Arkansas Traveler, Espana Cani, Habanera, Czardas, Hungarian Dance No. 5, The Galloping Comedians, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Five Foot Two, Libesfreud, O mio Babbino Caro, Can-Can. John Lettieri is a music educator, performing artist and music composer. John is Co-Program Manager of Music Alive, York Region, Ontario. In 2019, John was an ensemble musician in the Ed Mirvish production: Piaf / Dietrich – A Legendary Affair

Junwen Liang, piano, Nomination: Profound

Junwen Liang, piano, Nomination: Profound

Piano Jan 30 at 3:00pm EST (26+) Artistic Nomination: Profound Repertory for Final Round: 1). Chopin Mazurka in a minor, Op. 17 No. 4; 2). Earl Wild "Embraceable You" from 7 virtuoso etudes on Gershwin's songs; 3). Prokofiev Piano Sonata No. 8 in B-flat major, Op. 84 (2nd and 3rd movements) Chinese pianist Junwen Liang is currently completing his doctorate in piano performance at Penn State University

Konomi Nakadai, oboe. Nomination: Lyrical

Konomi Nakadai, oboe. Nomination: Lyrical

Jan 29 at 8:00 Fantasia sull'opera Poliyto di Donizetti by Pasculli/Scène de plage-Ciel d'orage by Silvestrini Accompanist: Madoka Nakadai I have been playing the oboe since I was 11, now studying with Hideki Honda and Melanie Ragge. I took 3rd place(without 1st place) in the 31st Japan classical music competition. Also I've been learning piano since I was 3 years old. I really like Disney. My dream is to become the principal oboe in the orchestra in my future!

Maria Narodytska, piano. Nomination: Music Ambassador

Maria Narodytska, piano. Nomination: Music Ambassador

Jan 29 at 10:00am F. Schubert: Valses Nobles D. 969; M. Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition Maria Narodytska is a winner of over 40 international piano competitions including 15 first prizes won over last two years. Maria Narodytska is a pianist of Ukrainian origin. Her international concert activity includes such venues as Laeiszhalle in Hamburg; Sala Maffeiana in Verona; Casa da Musica in Porto; Ruth Taylor Recital Hall in San Antonio; Hylton Performing Arts Center in Virginia

Mary Beth Orr, French Horn. Nomination: Lyrical

Mary Beth Orr, French Horn. Nomination: Lyrical

Date/time TBD "Espana" Vitaly Buyanovski Mary Beth Orr is an elite orchestral musician as 3rd Horn in the Grand Rapids Symphony, soloist, and chamber musician, most recently a first prize winner of the Golden Classical International Music Awards 2021, American Protégé International Talent Competition 2021, and the Charleston International Solo Competition 2021, where she was also voted most outstanding performance. She will be premiering as a soloist at Carnegie Hall in 2022

Matthew Brand, piano. Nomination: Innovative

Matthew Brand, piano. Nomination: Innovative

Piano, Innovative Jan 29 at 8:00pm EST Wrong Way Home (Original Piece), Haydn Concerto in D Major Matthew Brand is an 8th grader at Horace Mann School in New York. He began his piano studies at age 4 with Donna Weng Friedman. He has since continued music at Mannes Prep's Honors Program for Composition, Jazz, and taught hims