Concerto Competition Winners

2015-2016 Competition Winner – Mitsuru Yonezaki, violin

Recently featured as the young artist of Winsor Music and a rising star at the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra’s gala, Mitsuru Yonezaki studies with Joanna Kurkowicz, having begun the violin with […]

2014-2015 Competition Winner – Haig Aram Hovsepian, violin

Haig Aram Hovsepian, 16 years old, is a sophomore at Belmont High School. He started playing violin at the age of 4, studying privately with Narine Dolukhanian, Anna Korsunsky, and […]

2013-2014 Competition Winner – Chloe Lee, violin

Chloe Lee is 15 years old and is a first-year student at Phillips Academy in Andover. In addition to being the 2013-2014 Waltham Concerto Competition winner, Chloe is also the […]

2012-2013 Competition Winner – Keith Williams, cello

Keith Williams started cello lessons when he was five years old. He is currently studying with Eugene Kim at the New England Conservatory’s Preparatory School where he also studies chamber […]

2011-2012 Competition Winner – Ben Baker, cello

Ben Baker is a student of Eugene Kim’s at NEC Preparatory School. He began his cello studies at age four with the late Sheila Korzep, and has also studied with […]

2008-2009 Competition Winner – Nicole DiBlasi, violin

Nicole DiBlasi, age 16, began her violin studies at age 5. As a Classics for Kids winner in 2005, she was soloist with the Brockton Symphony Orchestra. She has also […]

2007-2008 Competition Winner – Daisy Joo, violin

Daisy Joo, a junior in high school and violin student of Jin-Kyung Joen, started lessons at age 4. She is a first violinist in New England Conservatory’s Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, […]

2006-2007 Competition Winner – Eva Belmont, piano

Eva Belmont is a student at Buckingham Browne and Nichols high school. She studies piano privately with Mr. Jonathan Bass through New England Conservatory Preparatory Division. In 2005, Eva won […]

2005-2006 Competition Winner – Sarah Koenig-Plonskier, violin

Sarah Koenig-Plonskier is currently the Concertmaster of the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra of the New England Conservatory led by Benjamin Zander. In 2005, she was a guest soloist with the Lowell […]