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2021 PETRICHOR INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION

WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT




12 Winners | 12 Finalists | 24 Semi-Finalists

Many thanks for responding to the 2021 Petrichor International Music Competition.
It was enormously gratifying to receive over 350 submissions from 38 countries this year. The necessity of selecting 24 winners and finalists meant that the jury panel had many difficult decisions to make. You have our most sincere gratitude for the decision to share your work with us, and for making our selection process extremely challenging and also musically rewarding. The results of the competition are as follows:

The results of the competition are as follows:

A) Young Solo Performers (under the age of 21)

   

  • 1st Prize:$500+ iClassical Academy yearly membership
    Szymon Lizak, saxophone

  • 2nd Prize: $300 + iClassical Academy yearly membership
    Santiago Acosta Velasco, flute

  • 3rd Prize: iClassical Academy yearly membership
    Jisoo Kim, cello

  • 3 Finalists: iClassical Academy 6-month membership
    Enlin Ni, piano
    Vivian Kwok, piano
    Haeun Jin, violin

  • 6 Semi-Finalists:
    Evan James Lee, cello
    Cordelia Murray Brown, recorder
    Curtis Phill Hsu, piano
    Muyan Yang, violin
    Yuqiao Chen, piano
    Nikka Gershman, flute

B)  Solo Performers, instrumentalists, or singers (over the age of 21)

   

  • 1st Prize: $1000 + iClassical Academy yearly membership
    Peter Facer, oboe

  • 2nd Prize: $500 + iClassical Academy yearly membership
    Xiaoya Liu, piano

  • 3rd Prize: iClassical Academy yearly membership
    Alexandr Haskin, flute

  • 3 Finalists: iClassical Academy 6-month membership
    Yuyeon Lee, piano
    Alyson Rosales, voice
    Yi Qun Xu, cello

  • 6 Semi-Finalists:
    Serin Baek. violin
    Todd Oxford, saxophone
    Soochul Park, flute
    Lyle Sheffler, guitar
    Jesse Guo, marimba
    Chen Cao, cello

C) Composers (acoustic, electronic, acousmatic works)


  • 1st Prize: $1000 + iClassical Academy yearly membership
    June Young Will Kim

  • 2nd Prize: $500 + iClassical Academy yearly membership
    Justin Williams

  • 3rd Prize: iClassical Academy yearly membership
    Marc Migo

  • 3 Finalists: iClassical Academy 6-month membership
    Lina Tonia
    Tanja Elisa Glinsner
    Matteo Tundo

  • 6 Semi-Finalists:
    Peter Dickson Lopez
    Dion Nataraja
    Javier Martínez Campos
    Peter Myers
    Feng Shuya
    Emmanuel Cabrera Lagunas

D) Ensembles (groups with two or more performers)

   

  • 1st Prize: $1000 + iClassical Academy yearly membership
    V Coloris Wind Quintet

  • 2nd Prize: $500 + iClassical Academy yearly membership
    Fedchenko Biazrova Ensemble

  • 3rd Prize: iClassical Academy yearly membership
    Ryelandt Trio

  • 3 Finalists: iClassical Academy 6-month membership
    Nupur Thakkar Ensemble
    ILO Quartet
    Valerie Burndorfer Ensemble

  • 6 Semi-Finalists:
    Cuore Piano Trio
    Woodwork Reed Quintet
    Quartet Granitique
    Dandelion Quintett
    The North Coast Winds
    Thomas Cooper Quartet


Due to the number of applications received, we are unfortunately unable to provide feedback on your application.

We hope you keep in mind that not being selected this year does not in any way reflect negatively on the quality of your application or music or the potential for us performing your music in future years.

WHAT’S NEXT?

The Future of Music Is Here

Thank you so much again for applying to the 2021 Petrichor International Music Competition and for your patience while we reviewed all applications. The level of applications we received this year was extremely high and we greatly appreciate you sharing your music with us. Our committee rotates each year and the decisions this time were more challenging than ever.


Stay tuned for the 2022 Petrichor International Music Competition scheduled to announce on April 10, 2022, with more exciting awards and more diverse categories. 

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