Announcing the 2017 Frances Walton Competition Winners

The four final winners of cash awards in today’s Ladies Musical Club’s 2017 Frances Walton Competition, pose below with Ms. Walton, cellist and longtime member of the club. 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.

From Left to Right:

Bokyung Byun, guitar

Xiao Chen, piano

Competition founder Frances Walton

Xenia Deviatkina-Loh, violin

Yasmina Spiegelberg, clarinet.