2019 FSGP COMPETITION WINNERS
Young Artist Competition Finalists and Winners
*ALEJANDRO (ALEX) LOMBO - FIRST PLACE PRIZE WINNER*
Alejandro Lombo, from Miramar, FL, studies with Jeffrey Khaner at the Curtis Institute of Music. Alejandro has attended the Aspen Music Festival with a full merit scholarship in 2017 and 2018 and the National Youth Orchestra in 2014-2016. He is currently a Finalist for the New World Symphony.
*CHRISTIAN PAQUETTE - SECOND PLACE PRIZE WINNER*
Christian Paquette is completing a Graduate Performance Diploma at the Peabody Institute with Marina Piccinini. He is the recipient of numerous competition awards, such as a the Yale Gordon Competition, Canadian Music Competition, the National Music Festival, the NACO Bursary, and others.
*YOU YANG - THIRD PLACE PRIZE WINNER*
You Yang is currently pursuing master's degree at New England Conservatory under the tutelage of Paula Robison. She won the second prize in the 2018 Atlanta Flute Club Young Artist Competition and the 2016 NFA Masterclass Competition. She loves Bach and jazz.
Born in Valencia, Spain, flutist Irene Constant-Blasco has studied at conservatories: Mestre Tarrega and Salvador Segui. She is currently pursuing a B.Mus. in Flute Performance at Roosevelt University - Chicago College of Performing Arts. Irene is a student of Eugenia Moliner.
Karissa Thomson is a freelance flutist and teacher residing in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She received her B.Mus. from Brigham Young University in 2014 as a student of April Clayton. After graduation, she moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where she freelanced and performed regularly with the Phoenix Symphony.
Samuel Williams is a freelance flutist living in Iowa City, IA. He has performed with the Huntsville, Louisville, Muscatine, and Ottumwa Symphonies and has been a prizewinner at the Kentucky Flute Society. Past teachers include Nicole Esposito, Toshiko Kohno, Kathleen Karr, and Charles Smith.
Collegiate Artist Competition Winners
*AUDREY EMATA - FIRST PLACE PRIZE WINNER*
Audrey Emata is a Freshman at The Juilliard School studying with Carol Wincenc.
*LYRIC RIVERA - SECOND PLACE PRIZE WINNER*
Lyric Rivera is a Sophomore at Oberlin Conservatory studying with Alexa Still.
*JILLIAN COSCIO - THIRD PLACE PRIZE WINNER*
Jillian Coscio is a Sophomore at Carnegie Mellon University studying with Alberto Almarza.
Youth Artist Competition Winners
Senior High Division
*HOPE LEE - FIRST PLACE PRIZE WINNER*
*RACHEL WESTCOTT - SECOND PLACE PRIZE WINNER*
*ELIZA KARPIAK - THIRD PLACE PRIZE WINNER*
Junior High Division
*CLARA ZHU - FIRST PLACE PRIZE WINNER*
*KATHERINE FANG - SECOND PLACE PRIZE WINNER*
*JIANNA J. KIM - THIRD PLACE PRIZE WINNER*
*SEAN LADINSKY - FIRST PLACE PRIZE WINNER*
*BRENDAN WHITE - SECOND PLACE PRIZE WINNER (TIE)*
*ELIANA ZAKSAS - SECOND PLACE PRIZE WINNER (TIE)*
COMPETITION WINNERS' AWARDS CEREMONY WITH FSGP PRESIDENT, RENAE BLOCK
COMPETITION WINNERS' AWARDS CEREMONY WITH FSGP COMPETITION CHAIR, CINDY ANNE BROZ