Our annual competition and outreach program takes outstanding young artists to communities throughout Washington state for performance and educational outreach opportunities.
The LMC Awards Tour solo competition is open to classical performers of piano, voice, strings and wind instruments. Each year four awards of $3000 are presented. The ensemble competition is open to classical performers of voice, strings and winds in groups of three, four, or five members. One award of $3000, $4,000 or $5,000 ($1000 per group member) is presented to the winner of the small ensemble competition.
In addition, all finalists in the solo competition receive an award of $250, and all groups in the small ensemble competition receive an award of $300, $400, or $500 ($100 per group member) after performing in the live finals.
The competition finals are open to the public, and winners are presented in recital in Seattle on the day of the finals. In September, the solo winners participate in an outreach tour, traveling in Washington state, presenting public recitals and visiting schools to perform and answer students’ questions about music. The small ensemble winner participates in a one-day school residency and performs one recital in the Seattle area.
Application deadline for both competitions: March 31, 2013
Finals competition and winners recital: June 8, 2013
Tour for solo winners: Sept. 15–20, 2013
Residency and recital in Seattle area for small ensemble winner: Sept. 13–14, 2013
Solo competition: Applicants must be between the ages of 20 and 35 and either a resident of or a music student in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, or Montana.
Ensemble competition: Averaged age of the ensemble members must be between 20 and 35, and all members must be either a resident of or a music student in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, or Montana.
Thank you for your interest in the LMC competitions. The deadline for the 2013 competition has past. Applications for the 2014 competition will be available for download early in 2014.
Here are our 2013 Awards Tour competition winners, selected on June 8.
Jacob Adams, viola
Rachel Policar, soprano
Linda Tsatsanis, soprano
Stefan Van Sant, clarinet
Alternate winners are Douglas Kwon, violin and Elizabeth Yao, piano
Royce String Quartet
Mira Khomik, violin; Leila Nassar-Fredell, violin; Din Sung, viola; Sean Fischer, cello
Congratulations to all!
Here are the Awards Tour winners in each instrument category since the competitions began.
Puget Sound Saxophone Quartet (2012): Joseph Bozich, Jamie Rottle, Chester Baughman, Chase Nicholson
Royce String Quartet (2013): Miroslava (Mira) Khomik, violin; Leila Nassar-Fredell, violin; Din Sung, viola; Sean Fischer, cello
Simon Shiao (1991), Adrianna Hulscher (1989, 1997), Sunny Lee (1993), Rachel Snow (1995), John S. Kim (1998), James Garlick (2006), Rebecca Hunter (2007), Jennifer Caine (2008), Melody Lee (2011), Jae-In Shin (2012)
Karie Prescott (1985), Scott Ligoki (1989,92), Charles Noble (1994), Mara Lise Gearman (2003), Zach Dellinger (2009), Jacob Adams (2013)
Wendy Parson (1985), Ian Ginsburg (1986), Elizabeth Simkin (1990), Darrett Adkins (1993), Parke Burgess (1994), Rajan Krishnaswami (1996), Julia Kostenko (1997), Kevin Krentz (2001), Jeffrey C. Wang (2003), Elinor Frey (2004), Brian Wharton (2007), Meta Weiss (2012)
Juliete Stratton (1990)
Hilary Field (1993), Michael Partington (1999), Michael LeFevre (2001), Luis Millan (2005)
Geisa Dutra (1985), Terry Spiller (1985), Yuka Sasaki (1986), Chi Ru Jou (1987), Monty Carter (1988), Anthony Padilla (1990), Matt Goodrich (1991), Peter Mack (1992), Sooyeon Kwon (1993), Helena Azevedo-Jordan (1994), Stef-Albert Bothma (1995), Nancy Im (1995), Sarah Chan (1996), Yuhri Hirata (1997), Alexander Tutunov (1998), Wendy Yamashita (1999), Yu-Ting Chen (2000), Dainius Vaicekonis (2000), Natalya V. Kalendarev (2002), Jeremy Samolesky (2002), Gustavo Andres Pelaez (2004), Mio Aoike (2005), Jeffrey Savage (2006), Tanya Karyagina (2007), Thomas Lee (2008), Eugenia Jeong (2009), Kay Zavislak (2010), David Brooks (2010), Rajung Yang (2011), Iejin Rhee (2012), Mayumi Tayake (2012)
Barbara Custer (1986), Heidi Lynn Grant (1987), Michaela Gurevich (1991), Jacinta Koreski (1992), Kelley Nassief (1994), Kathleen Taylor (1996), Song Kim (1999), Karen E. Urlie (2001), Anne Carolyn Bird (2003), Cristina Villareale (2006), Holly Boaz (2007), Megan Hart (2009), Rachel Policar (2013), Linda Tsatsanis (2013)
Melissa Plagemann (2004)
Jeffrey Francis (1989), Kerry Jennings (1998), Samuel J. Ludwig Rodarte (2002)
John Armstrong (1985), Philip Cutlip (1987), Keith A. Harris (1999), Charles Turley (2005)
Danielle Rangelle (1989,1991), Laurie Lake (1992), Darrin Thaves (2000), Jasmine Hedric(2001), Renée Baldridge (2008), Justin Lee (2010), Esther Fredrickson (2011)
Shannon Spicciati (1997), Yuh-Pey Lin (2003), Alison Lowell (2008)
Megan Watson (2005), Jeffrey Brooks (2010), Stefan Van Sant (2013)
Kimm Brockett Stammen (1995), Rhett Bender (1998), Karen Roll Gardener (2000), Dana Booher (2009)
Daniel Helseth (1997), Jason Gilliam (2002)
Mark Babbitt (2004), Philip Brown (2006)
Curtis Peacock (2011)