Announcing the Prize Winners of the 2020 Fischoff Competition

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Fischoff Competition!

 

Senior String Division:


Gold Medal
Balourdet String Quartet - Rice University, Shepherd School of Music, Houston, Texas
Justin DeFilippis (violin), Angela Jiye Bae (violin), Benjamin Zannoni (viola), Russell Houston (cello) 
Silver Medal
Trío Rouge - University of Texas at Austin, Butler School of Music, Austin, Texas
Nick Hammel (violin), Chan Song An (cello), Sohee Kwon, (piano)
Bronze Medal
Quantum Clarinet Trio - Paris, France
Elena Veronesi (clarinet), Johannes Przygodda (cello), Bokyung Kim (piano)
 

Senior Wind Division:


Gold Medal
Colere Quartet - The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
John Cummins (soprano saxophone), Elissa Kana (alto saxophone), Greg Rife (tenor saxophone), Dennis Kwok (baritone saxophone)
Silver Medal
helíos_ - Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Matt Fox (soprano saxophone), Tanner Bayles (alto saxophone), Gabe Robles (tenor saxophone), Bonson Lee (baritone saxophone)
Bronze Medal
Scio Quartet - Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York
Uday Singh (soprano saxophone), Siobhan Plouffe (alto saxophone), Clancy Ellis (tenor saxophone), Michael Matthews (baritone saxophone)

 

Junior String Division:


Gold Medal
Phillips Trio - Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts 
Luke Henderson (violin), Evan Tsai (cello), Ariel Wang (piano)
Silver Medal
Dasani String Quartet - The Academy of the Music Institute of Chicago, Evanston, Illinois
Isabella Brown (volin), Katya Moeller (violin), Zechary Mo (viola), Brandon Cheng (cello)
Bronze Medal
Arcturus Trio - Young Chamber Musicians, San Francisco, California
Kevin Yang (piano), Ajay Mallya (violin), Catherine Choi (cello)
 

Junior Wind Division:

Gold Medal
Quantum Quartet - Hebron High School, Carrollton, Texas
Ekdev Rajkitkul (soprano saxophone), GianCarlo Lay (alto saxophone), Austin Dreyer (tenor saxophone), Peyton Joffre (bari and soprano saxophone)
Silver Medal
Traumerei - New York Youth Symphony, New York, New York 
Christian Lee (Bb clarinet), Cadee Lee (Bb clarinet/Eb clarinet), Dongkon Lee (Bb clarinet), Seung Hee Rhew (Bb clarinet), Jacob Cho (bass clarinet)
Bronze Medal
The Purple Hippopotami Flute Quartet - Merit School of Music, Chicago, Illinois
Katherine Chen (flute), Natasha Kozintseva (flute), Emma Krause (flute), Nina Touboul (flute)

 

American Brass Quintet Brass Ensemble Prize:

Sponsored by the American Brass Quintet, this award honors the most outstanding brass ensemble in the Senior & Junior Wind Divisions

Elm Street Brass - Yale School of Music, New Haven, Connecticut
Melissa, Muñoz (trumpet), Kenny Chauby (trumpet), Olivia Martinez (horn), Lyman McBride (trombone), James Aidan Zimmermann (tuba)
The Bone Rangers - Merit School of Music, Chicago, Illinois
Owen Riordan (trombone), Jonah Blake (trombone), Christopher Tam (trombone), Rafael Noriega (bass trombone)