BOWLING GREEN, O.—Semi-finalists have been selected in the fifth annual David D. Dubois Piano Competition at the Bowling Green State University College of Musical Arts. Contest winners will receive $3,000 for first place, $2,000 for second place and $1,000 for third place.
Competing in the next round, to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 14 in BGSU’s Kobacker Hall, will be: Mark Bixel (Bluffton, OH); Yung-‐Yi Chen(Interlochen, MI); Noah Chojnacki (Eagan, MN); Gabrielle Hsu(Cherry Hill, NJ) Karissa Huang (Cleveland, OH); Adrian Liao (San Diego, CA) Eric Lin (Falls Church, VA); Charlie Liu (Princeton, NJ); Logan Maccariella (Maumee, OH); Jonathan Mattson (Rochester, MN); Abhik Mazumber (Columbus, OH); Chaska McGowan (Sioux Falls, SD); Lucas Myers (Rochester Hills, MI); Poom Pipatjarasgit (Sylvania, OH); Luke Ratcliffe (Sterling, VA); Amber Scherer (Winnetka, IL); Kevin Takeda (Indian Wells, CA); Hanqiu Xu (Rocheser, NY); Vivian Xu (East Brunswick, NJ); Junyu Zhang (Rochester, NY); Minyi Zhang (Interlochen, MI); and Lewis Zou, Solon, OH.
Pianists selected from that round will compete in the final round from 9 a.m. to noon on Feb. 15. Judges for the competition include Robert Satterlee from BGSU, Virginia Marks, BGSU Emeritus Faculty, along with Dubois Piano Festival and BGSU Festival Series guest artist Vadym Kholodenko, 2013 Gold Medalist in the Van Cliburn Competition. Mr. Kholodenko will also be giving a master class for students at at 2:30 p.m. Feb.13 in Bryan Recital Hall. The master class is free and open to the public.
The piano competition is also part of the Dubois Piano Festival and includes a performance by Vadym Kholodenko, at 8 p.m. Feb. 14 in Kobacker Hall. To purchase tickets online for this performance, visit http://bgsu.edu/arts or call 419-372-8171.