The Jefferson Symphony hosted its International Young Artists Competition on Jan. 8 at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, which was a co-sponsor. The winners performed in a 7:30 p.m. recital. Eleven finalists from six different countries competed for a $5,000 annuity (payable at $1,000 per year for five years) to the first-place winner, as well as cash prizes of $2,000, $1,500 and $1,000 to the first-, second- and third-place awardees.
The Golden Civic Foundation, Wilmot Charitable Trust, Fine Arts Foundation, Scientific & Cultural Facilities District, Jacques and Janet Robertson, and Kinder Morgan Foundation helped underwrite the competition. The first-place winner, Sungpil Kim, will perform in concert with the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra on March 27 in Golden. For tickets, call 303-278-4237 or visit www.jeffsymphony.org.
• First place, Sungpil Kim (from Korea), Peabody Conservatory, Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1
• Second place, Leah Dominy (from Canada), Toradze Piano Studio of Indiana University-South Bend, Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2
• Third place, Shichao Zhang (from China), Eastman School of Music, R. Strauss Burleske
• Honorable mention, Priscila Navarro (from Peru), Florida Gulf Coast University, Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1