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Our Congratulations To
The Winners of the 2014 Competition
 
ALICE COLEMAN PRIZE - $7,500
Wasmuth String Quartet

Indiana University
Jonathan Ong, Violin
Brendan Shea, Violin
Abigail Rojansky, Viola
Warren Hagerty, Cello
Sigurbjorn Bernhardsson, Coach

 

COLEMAN-BARSTOW PRIZE FOR STRINGS - $4,000
Wakarusa Trio

University of Kansas
Puyin Bai, Clarinet
Shokhrukh Sadikov, Viola
Kai Yin Crystal Lam, Piano
Scott McBride Smith, Coach

 

COLEMAN-SAUNDERSON PRIZE FOR WOODWINDS OR BRASS - $4,000
Kenari Quartet

Indiana University
Bob Eason, Soprano Sax
Durand Jones, Alto Sax
Corey Dundee, Tenor Sax
Steven Banks, Baritone Sax
Otis Murphy, Coach

 

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The 68th Annual Coleman Chamber Competition was held on Saturday, April 12, 2014 in Caltech's Ramo Auditorium.

The winners will be presented in public concert on Sunday, April 13th at 3:30 p.m.

Groups interested in participating in the 2015 competition please watch this page for the 2015 application, which will be posted as soon as it is available.


The Competition began in 1947 as the Coleman Auditions for young, non-professional performers; today's competing ensembles have an average age of less than 28. From a modest beginning, the annual Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition (renamed in 1982) has become a highly respected national and international event with competitors coming from the major music schools across the country.

Many Coleman Competition winners have gone on to become widely acclaimed artists. An abbreviated list of past winners includes Glenn Dicterow; Grant Gershon; Jeffrey Kahane; Anne-Marie McDermott; Paula Robison; Nathaniel Rosen; Morton Subotnick; the Ahn Trio; eighth blackbird; and the Cavani, Colorado, Pacifica, Tokyo, and Vega Quartets.

Held annually in late April, the Competition offers an opportunity for these musicians to perform before an outstanding panel of nationally chosen judges for three prizes totaling $15,500. Previous judges have included Jascha Heifetz; Natalie Limonick; Mehli Mehta; Gregor Piatigorsky; Artur Rubinstein; Eudice Shapiro; Arnold Steinhardt; Henri Temianka; the Beaux Arts Trio; and the Amadeus, Budapest, Opus One, and Smetana Quartets.