More awards for music students

  • Gabe Costache (left) and Euijin Jung (right) pose with their New York International Percussion Competition awards.

October 9, 2016

Two Interlochen Arts Academy percussion students won awards at the annual New York International Percussion Competition.

Euijin Jung and Gabe Costache won second and third prize respectively in the under-18 division of the three-day competition that ran Oct. 7-9. First prize was won by Leo Simon, who attended Interlochen Arts Camp this summer.

Gabe and Euijin are not the only music students to receive awards and accolades. Many other students spend their summer competing in regional, national and international competitions. Other recent award-winners include:

  • Organist Martin Jones, who won the Audience Award and Hymn Playing Prize at the 2016 Albert Sweitzer International Festival Competition in Hartford, Connecticut

  • Pianist Minyi Zhang, who won first prize in the Shenzhen Open Piano Competition in July. The next five finishers in the competition were college students at China’s top music college.

  • Pianist Ailun Zheng, who won a Finalist Prize at the New York Piano Competition (Stecher and Horowitz) this June.

Several other students were selected to perform in master classes and recitals at prestigious festivals and venues

Congratulations to all of our winners!