Announcing the 2017 Frances Walton Competition Winners

Below are the four final winners of cash awards in the Ladies Musical Club’s 2017 Frances Walton Competition.  Adjudicators included pianist Natalya Ageyeva, baritone Barry Johnson, clarinetist Frank Kowalsky and violinist Ilkka Talvi. The annual event was held on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Magnolia Lutheran Church in Seattle. The winners performed a fantastic free community concert at 7:30pm.

Xiao Chen, piano
Yasmina Spiegelberg, clarinet










Hannah Leffler, flute
Xenia Deviatkina-Loh, Violin










Alternate Soloist Winner: Andrei Andreev, piano