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College of Visual and Performing Arts

Gene Marcus Piano Competition

2012 Gene Marcus Piano Competition Winners

Thank you to the 30 wonderful students who competed in Rhinehart Recital Hall Sunday, June 17. We look forward to next year's competition.

To view the individual performances in the final winners recital, please click on the name.

Elementary Division (ages 9 and under)

1st Prize: Hanna Inoue

2nd Prize: Catherine Ji

3rd Prize: Julie Ana Cmelik

Intermediate Division (ages 10-12)

1st Prize: Mishael Paraiso

2nd Prize: Peter Rutkowski

3rd Prize: Jessica Simon

Junior Division (ages 13-15)

1st Prize: Stephanie Tapp

2nd Prize: Michelle Tapp

3rd Prize: Caleb Stuckey

Senior Division (ages 16-18)

1st Prize: Steven Ngo

2nd Prize: Devika Reddy

3rd Prize: Brianna Bowman

The 2015 general info brochure and competition application will be available soon. Please check back.


About the IPFW Facilities and the Rhinehart Music Center

Rhinehart Music Center

Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne is a Carnegie Community Engaged University that awards Indiana University bachelor’s degrees in music. It is located on the northeast side of Fort Wayne. The piano competition and camp will be held in the Rhinehart Music Center on the north end of campus. Built in 2007, the IPFW John and Ruth Rhinehart Music Center was designed to serve the university and community; it provides an ideal learning environment, as well as excellent rehearsal spaces, studios and performance halls.

CAA Rhinehart Recital HallThe competition will be held in Rhinehart Recital Hall, an acoustically superb performance space. Ample practice facilities are available, including a number of rooms with grand pianos.

For More Information

The IPFW Gene Marcus Piano Competition is under the direction of Dr. Hamilton Tescarollo, Associate Professor of Piano and Director of Keyboard Studies at IPFW. Questions regarding the program should be directed to him at 260-481-6723 or tescaroh@ipfw.edu.