Season 2023-2024

Past Winners

Caprio Young Artists Competition

Sharing their talents and passion for music, past prize winners are teaching and performing all over the world!
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First Prize: Robin Park, Cello, 17, Princeton, NJ;
Second Prize: Eliana Yang, 18, Cello, Philadelphia, PA;
Third Prize: Joshua Choi, 13, Clarinet, Palisades Park, NJ.


First Prize: Zachary Fung, cello; student at Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School and Temple University Music Prep.
Second Prize: Ania Filochowska, violin; student at the Curtis Institute.
Third Prize: Joshua Park, marimba; student at Millburn High School, Millburn, NJ.


First Prize: Piotr Filochowski, Violin. Winner of over 30 national and international violin competitions, Graduate of The Curtis Institute of Music.
Second Prize: Yuki Koyama, Cello. Recipient of Stephen Kates Memorial Fellowship; national finalist in the MTNA Young Artist Competition, ASTA National Solo Competition.
Third Prize: Lillian Lee, Violin. Soloist with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Warminster Symphony Orchestra; first prize at 2010 and 2011 Music Teachers National Association Connecticut State Competitions.


First Prize: Clare Semes, Violin. Graduate of The Juilliard School; Member of violin duo “Les Deux”; soloist with Newark Symphony, Riverside Symphonia, Ocean City Pops, Shanghai Philharmonic.
Second Prize: Su Hyun Park, Violin. Graduate of The Juilliard School soloist with The Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra, Monmouth Symphony Orchestra and Taegu Philharmonic Orchestra.


First Prize: Malwina Sosnowski, Violin. Chamber musician and soloist. Graduate of The Curtis Institute of Music where she received “Milka Award”. Performs internationally with orchestras and on TV and radio.
Second Prize: Coline-Marie Orliac, Harp. Graduate of The Curtis Institute of Music. Performed with Philadelphia Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Gustave Mahler Youth Orchestra.
Finalists: Ah Young Julia Choi, Violin; Ryu Cipris, Flute; Achilles Liarmakopoulos, Trombone


First Prize: Fora Baltacigil, Double Bass. Active recitalist and international performer; Principal Bass Player, New York Philharmonic (2012-2014).
Second Prize Tie: Jenny Chang, Violin. Violinist with Royal Northern Sinfonia, Great Britain;  and Brian Jordan, Marimba. Principal Percussionist, Naples Philharmonic; performed with orchestras across the country including Philadelphia Orchestra, and National Reperatory Orchestra in Colorado
Finalists: Ania Filochowska, Violin; Grace Kang, Violin; Jessica Sibelman, Clarinet



First Prize: Christina Ann Vigilante, Flute
Second Prize: Peanut Wai-Ping Wong, Marimba
Finalists: Jessica Wang, Cello; Honorable Mention: Robyn Bollinger, Violin



First Prize: Hannah Stitzinger Eldridge, Violin. Native of Bucks County, PA and member of “Pershing’s Own” U.S. Army Strings since September 2008. Soloist with National Philharmonic, Delaware Symphony, Baltimore Symphony and many others. Received dual Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Music from Northwestern University.
Second Prize: Rachel Ku, Violin. Violinist with Philadelphia Orchestra; soloist with Delaware Symphony Orchestra; recipient of many awards and teaches privately.
Finalists: Kiran Auerbach, Violin; Lear Janiv, Violin


First Prize: Denise Djokic, Cello. Soloist and chamber musician based in Canada who performs in North America and Europe .  Star of “Seven Days, Seven Nights” documentary film and featured artist on 2002 Grammy Awards.  Award winning recording artist for several CDs including “Folkore”. Her Carnegie Hall debut occurred in 2012.  Frequent guest at music festivals and teaches with the National Youth Orchestra of Canada.
Second Prize: Harumi Rhodes, Violin. Assistant Professor, Syracuse University; founding member of Trio Cavatina; soloist and performer; graduate of The Juilliard School and the New England Conservatory.
Finalists: Soo Bae, Cello; Rachel Ku, Viola; Robert Moose, Violin; Harumi Rhodes, Violin; Hanna Stitzinger, Violin, Shawn Wyckoff, Flute


First Prize: Jeremy Kurtz, Double Bass. Principal Bassist of the San Diego Symphony and on the faculty of San Diego State University.  Graduate of Curtis Institute and Rice University.  Solo CD “Sonatas and Meditations”.
Second Prize: Giora Schmidt, Violin
Finalists: Mimi Stillman, Flute; Jacob Hines, Piano; Jason Calloway, Cello

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