Carmel Klavier awards students


Several prizes were awarded at the recent Carmel Klavier piano competition at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel.

Here are Indiana winners:

First Prize: Duet Category: Elementary — Katherine Yaya Wang/Lauren Lo, $100; Intermediate — Rio Akachi/Sophaia Prabhu-Hensley, $120; Contemporary Composers Category: Elementary B2 — Katherine Yaya Wang, $100, Intermediate A2 — Alexander Chen, $125 and Intermediate B — Sophaia Prabhu-Hensley, $125.

Second Prize: Solo Category: Elementary A — Audrey Zhang, $75, Elementary B1 — Catherine Cai, $75, Intermediate B2 — Etien Balorda, $125 and Advanced A2 — Harmon Balorda, $150 Duet/Ensemble Category; Elementary — Minerva Cao/Erica Lai, $80, Intermediate — Ariel Lyanda-Geller/Jack Ma, $100, Elementary — Grant Mu/Brian Pho/Anthony Pho/Isaac Qian. Concerto Category: Intermediate — Micah Young, $125 Contemporary Composers Category: Elementary A — Julia Herstein, $75, Elementary B2 — Grant Mu, $75, Intermediate A1 — Issac Qian, $100, Intermediate B — Micah Young, $100.

Third Prize: Solo Category: Elementary B1 — Jessica Xie, $50, Intermediate B1 — Rio Akachi, $100, Advanced A2 — Grace Tubbs, $100. Duet Category: Elementary — Audrey Zhang/Olivia Zhou, $60; Concerto Category: Intermediate B — Grace Yang, $100, Intermediate A — Ariel Lyanda-Geller, $100.

Contemporary Composers Category: Elementary B2 — Lauren Lo, $50, Intermediate A2 — Richard Gao, $75.

Special Awards: Clavis Piano Competition Invitation: Grace Tubbs (her teacher resides in Carmel) International Arts Festival: Grace Yang, Sophaia Prabhu-Hensley.

Gara Garayev: Issac Qian, $250, Minerva Cao, $100 Jason Yang, $80, Micah Young, $80. Elena Cobb Star Prize Event: Catherine Cai, $75, Lauren Lo, $75, Minerva Cao, $75


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