Below are the winners in the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle’s 2018 Frances Walton Competition. Judges for the competition were Kevin Krentz, cello (past award winner); Sean Osborn, clarinet; Patrick Roulet, marimba/percussion; and Robert Swan, piano. The annual event was held on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Magnolia Lutheran Church in Seattle. The winners performed a fantastic free community concert at 7:30pm.
Classical music tours in eastern and western Washington communities and schools featuring the winners of the 2018 Frances Walton Competition were scheduled in September 2018. Solo winners of the 2018 Frances Walton Competition Artem Kuznetsov and Soren Hamm performed in the towns of Everson, Sekiu and Raymond as part of the west leg of statewide tour. Solo winners Steven Jay Lerman and Yibing Zhang performed in Omak, Chelan and Yakima as part of the east leg of statewide tour. The Zēlos Saxophone Quartet performed during the Puget Sound Tour of the Frances Walton Competition.
Alternate solo winners:
Justin Douté, Marimba
Tzu-Ting Wang, Clarinet