2023 Winners Have Been Announced!
Yvette Kraft, Violin – Solo Division Winner
Gracie Potter, Trombone – Solo Division Winner
Kodak Quartet, String Quartet – Small Ensemble Division Winner
Congratulations to all the Finalists for an exceptional competition!
2023 Finalists Have Been Announced! Congratulations to these talented musicians!
|Solo Finalists||From||Finals Performance Time on Saturday, June 2nd|
|Steven Baloue, Viola||Chicago, Illinois||N/A|
|Hannah Chou, Violin||Fremont, California||10:15 AM|
|Forrest Howell, Piano||Lafayette, Colorado||9:50 AM|
|Zhengyi Huang, Piano||Ann Arbor, Michigan||9:25 AM|
|Yvette Kraft, Violin||Spokane, Washington||10:40 AM|
|Ho Yin Li, French Horn||Boston, Massachusetts||12:05 PM|
|Jonathan Mamora, Piano||Rochester, New York||N/A|
|Melissa McCann, Soprano||Bismarck, North Dakota||3:25 PM|
|Hunter O’Brien, Flute||Houston, Texas||2:35 PM|
|Kara Poling, Oboe||New York, New York||2:10 PM|
|Gracie Potter, Trombone||Surprise, Arizona||12:30 PM|
|Madeline Ross, Soprano||Portland, Oregon||N/A|
|Jose Uzcategui, Marimba||Dallas, Texas||1:35 PM|
|Christoph Wagner, Cello||Houston, Texas||11:40 PM|
|Calvin Wong, Saxophone||Tempe, Arizona||3:00 PM|
|Small Ensemble Finalists:||Finals Performance Time on Saturday, June 2nd|
Aero Quartet (Ann Arbor, MI; Madison, WI; Santa Clarita, CA)
|Salvador Flores, Soprano Saxophone; Walt Puyear, Alto Saxophone; Matthew Koester, Tenor Saxophone; Brian Kachur, Baritone Saxophone||4:50 PM|
Kodak Quartet (New York, NY)
|Edgar Donati, Violin; Martin Noh, Violin; Daniel Spink, Viola; Blake Kitayama, Cello||4:25 PM|
|Phoenix Winds (Pullman, WA)||Anthony Kandilaroff, Flute; Jake Berreth, Flute; Kevin Melendez, Flute||5:15 PM|
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The 2023 Frances Walton Competition will take place on Saturday, June 3rd from 9am to 5:30pm, at 4515 16th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105.
Winners are announced in a ceremony at 6:30pm, and perform a Winners’ Concert followed by a reception on Sunday, June 4th at 2pm.
The 2023 Frances Walton Competition Applications Closed March 1st, 2023!
Information for 2023 FWC Applicants:
Info for Small Ensemble Applicants
Info for Solo Entry: Brass Applicants
Info for Solo Entry: Marimba Applicants
Info for Solo Entry: Piano Applicants
Info for Solo Entry: Recorder Applicants
Info for Solo Entry: String Applicants
Info for Solo Entry: Voice Applicants
Info for Solo Entry: Woodwind Applicants
Restrictions on Multiple Entries
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