College of Visual and Performing Arts

2015 IPFW Gene Marcus Piano Competition Winners

Thank you to the 29 young pianists who participated in the 2015 competition. The level of playing was extremely high this year. The results are as follows:

Elementary Division (ages 9 and under)

2015 GM Elem Winners1st Prize: Henry Shao, Age 6, Sylvania, OH, Student of Esther Chiu

2nd Prize: AnnaMarie Behn-Link, Age 9, Fort Wayne, IN, Student of Carol Hahn

3rd Prize: Chloe Park, Age 8, Angola, IN, Student of Rebekah Smith

Honorable Mention: Kenny Wang, Age 7, Fort Wayne, Student of Carol Hahn



Intermediate Division (ages 10-12)

2015 GM Intermediate Winners1st Prize: Kevin Wang, Age 12, Fort Wayne, IN, Student of Hamilton Tescarollo

2nd Prize: David Jin, Age 12, Kalamazoo, MI, Student of Annie Leong

3rd Prize: Catherine Ji, Age 10, Fort Wayne, IN, Student of Christine Freeman

Honorable Mention: Maria Inoue, Age 10, Huntertown, IN, Student of Noemi Paraiso





Junior Division (ages 13-15)

2015 GM Intermediate Winners1st Prize: Peter Rutkowski, Age 15, Granger, IN, Student of Patricia Collins-Jones

2nd Prize: Liya Jin, Age 14, Kalamazoo, MI, Student of Annie Leong

3rd Prize: Mishael Paraiso, Age 13, Fort Wayne, IN, Student of Noemi Paraiso







Senior Division (ages 16-18)

2015 GM Senior Winners1st Prize: Sang Jun Park, Age 17, Fort Wayne, IN, Student of Alexander Klepach

2nd Prize: Sarah Tinaphong, Age 17, Carmel, IN, Student of Edward Moy

3rd Prize: Thomas Schilb, Age 16, Fort Wayne, IN, Student of Dave Latchaw

Gene-Marcus-Piano-Competition-Mark

Please click here to download the 2018 competition application.

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. The piano competition and camp will be held in the Rhinehart Music Center, a facility built in 2007 to serve the university and community. It provides an ideal learning environment, including excellent rehearsal spaces, studios and performance halls. Ample practice facilities are available, including a number of rooms with grand pianos.

CAA Rhinehart Recital Hall

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.

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