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SPSQC Winners Excel

Where They Are Now

Clayton Penrose-Whitmore (violin) 2nd prize in Sphynx National Competition, Studies at NEC
Ethan Hoppe (violin) studies at Northwestern University

Alexander Hersh (cello) Concerto Soloist with Boston Pops, Chamber Music at the Kennedy Center, Olympic Music Festival Young Artist


Where They Are Now

Laura Park (violin) studies at the Curtis Institute
Susie Koh (violin) studied at Juilliard School. Now a student of Alex Kerr
Arianna Smith (viola) studies at the National Opera of Paris Conservatoire
Allan Steele (cello) - Principal Cello Forth Worth Symphony
Leah Ferguson (viola) - MTNA National Competition Winner. Now studies at the Juilliard School
Sophia Cho (violin) - Juilliard School
Natsuki Kumagai (violin) - Juilliard School and Tanglewood Fellow

Where They Are Now

Stephanie Price (viola) is Assistant Artistic Director and Fellowship Program Director of the Chamber Music Connection in Ohio
Andrea Jarette (violin) is in now a member of the St. Louis Symphony
Mattnew Lipman (viola) was awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant of $25,000

Gabriel Cabezas (cello) was a first place Laureate at the Sphinx competition twice — in the Junior Division (2006); and in the Senior Division (2012)

Evan Vicic (viola) is Assistant Principal Viola in the Lousiville Orchestra

Katherine Willamson (violin) is in the Arkansas Symphony Strng Quartet
Eric Gratz, violin is concertmaster of the San Antonio Symphony


Where They Are Now

Samantha Bennett (violin) Member of the Florida Orchestra
Ryan Meehan (violin) member of the Calidore String Quartet in residence with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Emma Steele (viola) Concertmaster of the Royal Danish Orchestra
Mindy Park (cello) currently on the cello faculties of the Northwestern University Bienen School of Music: Music Academy and the Music Institute of Chicago.

Scot Moore (violin) violist with Orchestra Now. Faculty of Community Music Space
Janis Sakai (violin) LAmont Symphony Orchestra
Moira Bette (viola) member Virtuosi Chicago Chamber Orchestra. Appearances on BBC Radio
Eliot Lee (cello)

Jeffrey Myers (Violin) member of the Calidore String Quartet in residence with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
James Rubino (Violin) - Graduated from Yale with a degree in Composition
Mathew Kufchak (cello) plays in the Cordova Quartet in residence as the Graduate Quartet at UNiv of Texas Austin