2015 Winners’ Recital with the “Best of the Best”


(Select the performance from the “Playlist” drop-down menu on the top banner.)

 The Winners’ Recital was held on April 25, 2015, at the Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church in Naples to a packed house of musician pupils, performers, parents, and patrons. One after another, all the First Place winners – both the Junior and Senior Divisions of the Naples Music Club’s Scholarship Competition held earlier this month – “did their stuff” to the delight of all. See Program.

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This year there were additional “Young Artist Awards” given by Classic Chamber Concerts celebrating their 20th Anniversary. Luciano Marsalli, Baritone, and Cassie Drake, violist, received $1000 and $500, respectively. (To see their performances, select them from the “Playlist” drop-down menu in the top banner of the video above.)

But there is more to come. The Turiel Award ($3000) will be determined at the CAPA Rising Star Concert Series to be held on Friday, May 1, 2015. See Concerts for more information.

We congratulate all the winners:
JUNIOR WINNERS
BRASS
1st Place – Gabriel Chalick, Trumpet
2nd Place – Micah Evans, Trumpet
3rd Place – James Popper, Trumpet
STRINGS
1st Place – Mandy Drake, Violin
2nd Place – Victoria Gendron, Violin
3rd Place – Cynthia Sheng, Violin
Honorable Mention – Nathaniel Bain, Violin
Honorable Mention – Julian Totten, Cello
HARP
Judges Award – Natalie Stewart, Harp
SINGLE REEDS
1st Place – Tallulah Bowden, Alto Saxophone
2nd Place – Isabella Silver, Clarinet
Honorable Mention – Mackenna Matuszak, Clarinet
DOUBLE REEDS
1st Place – Amy Wu, Oboe
FLUTES
1st Place – Alyssa Delia, Flute
2nd Place – Elizabeth Parker, Flute
PERCUSSION
1st Place – Blake Sorenson, Xylophone
2nd Place – Connor Willits, Percussion
PIANO
1st Place – David Carlson, Piano
2nd Place – Maggie Johns, Piano
3rd Place – Panos Dimaras, Piano
Honorable Mention – Jonah Berg, Piano
Honorable Mention – Anabella Galang, Piano
Honorable Mention – Daniel Holmes, Piano
VOICE
1st Place – Gabriella Pizzi, Voice
2nd Place – Brenna Buckley, Voice
3rd Place – Amanda Stanley, Voice
SENIOR WINNERS
BRASS
1st Place – Valerie Fowski, French Horn
2nd Place – William Parker, French Horn
FLUTES
1st Place – Melissa Leone, Flute
2nd Place – Natalie Lara, Flute
3rd Place – Alexa Mealy, Flute
Honorable Mention – Hannah Wiley, Flute
Honorable Mention – Emily Rue, Flute
STRINGS
1st Place – Cassie Drake, Viola
2nd Place – Iris Wu, Violin
3rd Place – Caroline Sikuta, Violin
4th Place – Noelle Torres, Violin
5th Place – Aaron Stewart, Viola
Honorable Mention – Serena Votapek, Viola
CLASSICAL GUITAR
Judges Award – Jade Gibson, Guitar
SINGLE REEDS
1st Place – Jeremy Brachle, Clarinet
2nd Place – Lindsay Haerle, Clarinet
3rd Place – Nestor Garcia, Alto Saxophone
Honorable Mention – Peter Noll, Alto Saxophone
Honorable Mention – Kelly Lewis, Clarinet
DOUBLE REEDS
1st Place – Tatum Shellenberger, Bassoon
2nd Place – Malena Sellen, Oboe
PERCUSSION
Judges Award – Dillon Lewis, Percussion
PIANO
1st Place – Christopher Myers, Piano
2nd Place – Kyleigh Kimball, Piano
Honorable Mention – Elizabeth Berg, Piano
Honorable Mention – John Koga, Piano
VOICE
First Place – Luciano Marsalli, Baritone
Second Place – Zofia Majewski, Soprano
Third Place – Alexandra Taylor, Soprano
Honorable Mention – Francesca Martin, Soprano