Olshan Young Artist Competition

Immanuel and Helen Olshan Foundation Young Artists Competition

The Preparatory & Continuing Studies Department hosted the seventh annual Immanuel and Helen Olshan Foundation Young Artists Competition on April 17, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in Dudley Recital Hall.  And the winners are…


DIVISION I
1st place: Son Tran (piano, studio of Dr. Chien-Jung Chen)
2nd place: Nathan Giang (piano, studio of Dr. Chien-Jung Chen)
3rd place: Megan Wang (piano, studio of Dr. Chien-Jung Chen)

DIVISION II
1st place: Linh Tran (piano, studio of Dr. Chien-Jung Chen)
2nd place: Nathaniel Brown (piano, studio of Kris Walters)
3rd place: Grant Marshall (violin, studio of Dr. Julie Carlson)

DIVISION III
1st place: Clinton Walker (piano, studio of Dr. Courtney Crappell)
2nd place: Alexandria Vo (voice, studio of Kisa Parker)
3rd place: Anna Lu (piano, studio of Dr. Chien-Jung Chen)
Honorable Mention: Sunny Wang (piano, studio of Kris Walters)

Congratulations to all of the contest participants and especially to our winners!  Division winners will all be recognized during the PCS end-of-semester recitals on May 20-21, 2016. 

A special thank you to our fine panel of judges:
Tali Morgulis – Associate Professor of Piano, University of Houston
Melissa McCrimmon – Assistant Director, Texas Music Festival
Hector Vasquez – Affiliate Artist in Voice, University of Houston

About the competition
The Young Artists Competition is open to students grades K-12 who are currently enrolled in private lessons through PCS. Participants are divided into three divisions, perform for a distinguished panel of judges, and scholarship prizes are awarded to the winners.


Previous winners

A complete list of past Immanuel and Helen Olshan Young Artist Competition award winners is available for download here.