Meet the talented winners of the 2018 Wilcox, Maurer, Putter and Rudd Awards for High School Students
Claire Kim, Maurer Award winner, graduated this year from Cedar Park High School and plans to major in piano performance at UT Austin in the fall. She performed the Spanish Rhapsody by Franz Liszt. Her teacher is Shearon Horton.
Lillian Sun, the recipient of the the Putter Award for second place in the Maurer Contest, studies violin with Molly Emerman. Lillian graduated this year from Westlake High School and will attend Stanford in the fall. She performed the first movement of the Wieniawski Second Violin Concerto, with pianist, Alex Maynegre.
Eliot Kim, a ninth-grader, is the first place winner of the Wilcox Award. He attends Westwood High School, and studies with William Dick. He played the second movement of the Second Violin Concerto by Henryk Wieniawski, with pianist Kiyoshi Tamagawa.
Kevin Yu, also a ninth grader, is the second place winner of the Wilcox Award. He is a student at Westlake High School and studies piano with Susan Groves. He played Frédéric Chopin’s Ballade No. 2 in F Major.
Walter Gieseking (1895-1956), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), John Bartlett (fl.1606-1610), George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Jacques Ibert (1890-1962), Philippe Gaubert (1879-1941), Gabriel Faure (1845-1924, April Verch (b. 1978)
Sheryl Goodnight, flutist and Stephen Burnaman, guest pianist
Janie Keys, pianist
Carla Johnson, soprano and Katie Kerwin, guitarist
Pat Yingst, flutist, Andy Ross, guest oboist and Maxine Gomes, pianist
Katherine Shields, soprano and Mary Parse, pianist
Ruby Jane Smith (guest) and Gregory Shields, fiddlers
Angela Smith, author – Clips from a documentary based on her book: Chicks with Sticks
Carlie Burdett, composer – Three Short Songs performed by Carla Johnson, soprano and Carlie Burdett, pianist and Poems by Robert Frost performed by Russell Gregory, bass-baritone and Carolyn McColloch, pianist
Kathryn Mishell, composer – Five Preludes performed by Nan Hampton, pianist
Marta Keen, composer – Homeward Bound performed by Elise Ragland, soprano and Brian Grothues, pianist
Melanie Richards, composer – Song Cycle: Three Songs of Spirit on Poems of Anne Morrow Lindbergh performed by Kellie Bledsoe, guest soprano and Melanie Richards, pianist
Gwyneth Walker, composer – Salem Reel performed by Martha MacDonald, clarinetist, Terri Freeland, cellist, and Felicity Coltman, pianist