|1ST PLACE PRIZE WINNER-2016 PIANOARTS COMPETITION|
During his elementary and secondary school years, Artisto Sham attended Harrow School in the United Kingdom. While there, he had the opportunity to perform, on several occasions, for the Royal family and was featured in the documentary, The World’s Greatest Musical Prodigies, broadcast in the UK on Channel 4. He has won several international competitions and has performed in the United Kingdom, China, Portugal, Argentina, Slovenia, Morocco, and throughout the United States.
|2ND PLACE PRIZE WINNER - 2016 PIANOARTS COMPETITION|
The second place prize of $6,000 was awarded to Angie Zhang, age 20, from Princeton, New Jersey. Ms. Zhang studies with Professor Yoheved Kaplinsky at The Juilliard School. She also won the prize for the Best Performance of a Violin or Cello Duo of $500.
|3RD PLACE PRIZE WINNER - 2016 PIANOARTS COMPETITION|
The third place prize of $4,000 went to John Schindler, age 17, from Hartland, Wisconsin, a student of Alan Chow at the Music Institute of Chicago. He also won the Wisconsin Contestant Award of $750 and another prize for the Best Performance of a Violin or Cello Duo of $500.
Semifinalist Linda Ruan, age 18, a native of Surrey, British Columbia, and student of James Anagnoson at the Glenn Gould School in Toronto, won $500 for the Best Performance of an America Work, and the Junior Jury Prize of $300.
Evelyn Mo, age 17, from Oak Hill, Virginia, a student with John O’Conor, was awarded a scholarship, valued at $1,500, to attend the 2017 International Keyboard Institute and Festival in New York City. Recipients of music from Hal Leonard Company were presented to Evelyn Mo, Linda Ruan, and Seho Young, age 18, a student of Francine Kay at Princeton University, from Dedham, Massachusetts.
Each semifinalist also was awarded $1,000 as a Listener’s Appreciation Gift. Semifinalists were JeongMin Kim, age 18, a student of Yoheved Kaplinsky at The Juilliard School from Corona, New York; Yuan Liu, age 19, a student with John Owings at Texas Christian University, from Taiyuan City, China; Evelyn Mo from Oak Hill, Virginia; Linda Ruan from Surrey, British Columbia; Harvey Zhi Yiang Wu, age 20, a student at Columbia University who studies piano with Martin Canin at The Juilliard School, from Beijing, China; and Seho Young from Dedham, Massachusetts.