Thirteen years old at the time of the 2011 competition, Evan Lee showed the maturity and aplomb of a seasoned professional. Evan gave his first solo performance at age 6 for the United Nations. He received second place in the MTNA’s New York State Competition in 2007, a gold medal in the AADGT International “Passion of Music” Competition in 2009, and first place in the American Protégé International Competition in 2010. He also won first prize in the concerto competition held annually at The Juilliard School, performing Shostakovich’s Concerto No. 1 with the Juilliard Pre-College Symphony in Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Lincoln Center. He performed the same concerto with Camerata New York on our winner’s concert at Merkin Hall on April 12, 2011.
2011’s Second Prize winner was Hyung-Do Kim, also a student of Victoria Mushkatkol at Juilliard. Hyung-Do made his concerto debut, performing Haydn’s D Major Concerto with the Monroe Symphony Orchesatra in Woodbury, New York, at age 8. He has appeared three times as a recitalist at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, as well as at many other well-known venues in the region. He made his solo debut in 2006 at Merkin Hall, in a program that included Bach’s ‘Goldberg’ Variations.
In addition to his numerous solo appearances, Hyung-Do has performed frequently with his older sister, violinist Jisoo Kim. He received top prizes at the New York Music Competition in 2003 and 2004, and at the Steinway Society Scholarship Competition in 2004 and 2005. In April 2005 he won first prize at the New York City Piano Teachers Congress Competition. He received first place honors at the International Connecticut Music Competition in 2007 and the Special Award at the Friday Woodmere Competition in 2010. He has been heard on NPR’s ‘From the Top’ and WQXR’s Young Artists Showcase.
Hyung-Do Kim is currently pursuing studies at Harvard and New England Conservatory.