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2017 IPFW Gene Marcus Piano Competition Winners

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Watch the broadcast of the 2017 IPFW Gene Marcus Piano Competition Winners Recital by clicking this link.

Thank you to all the young pianists who participated in the 2017 competition. The 2017 winners are as follows:

Elementary Division (Ages 9 and Under)

  • 1st Prize: Joshua Wang, age 9, Toledo, OH, student of Esther Chiu

Intermediate Division (Ages 10-12)

  • 1st Prize: Chloe Park, age 10, Fort Wayne, IN, student of Hamilton Tescarollo
  • 2nd Prize: Felix Zhang, age 10, Granger, IN, student of Melissa Luan
  • 3rd prize: Etien Balorda, age 11, Berrien Center, MI, student of Sandra Camp
  • Honorable Mention: Andrew Christensen, age 11, Fort Wayne, IN, student of Aubree Leuthold
  • Honorable Mention: Catherine Ji, age 11, Fort Wayne, IN, student of Christine Freeman

Junior Division (Ages 13-15)

  • 1st Prize: Cecilia Horner, age 15, South Bend, IN, student of Kathleen Keasey
  • 2nd Prize: Harmon Balorda, age 14, Berrien Center, MI, student of Sandra Camp
  • 3rd Prize: Peter Yang, age 14, Granger, IN, student of Patricia Collins Jones
  • Honorable Mention: Kevin Wang, age 14, Fort Wayne, IN, student of Hamilton Tescarollo

Senior Division (Ages 16-18)

  • 1st Prize: Liya Jin, age 16, Kalamazoo, MI, student of Annie Leong
  • 2nd Prize: Ruben Balorda, age 16, Berrien Center, MI, student of Sandra Camp
  • 3rd Prize: David Detweiler, age 18, Fort Wayne, IN, student of Hamilton Tescarollo
  • Honorable Mention: Allyn Beifus, age 17, Fort Wayne, IN, student of Hamilton Tescarollo

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Please click here to download the 2017 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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