Congratulations to Park ICM Student Simon Karakulidi on his first prize win of the 2019 Ann & Charles Eisemann International Young Artists Competition. The competition took place on Saturday January 12, 2019, in Richardson, Texas. As the Grand Prize winner Simon received a cash reward and will perform Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Opus 18 with the Richardson Symphony Orchestra at their March 2, 2019 concert. Charles Eisemann said, “Simon’s performance was absolutely masterful. I can’t wait to hear him again March 2!” Learn more about the competition here.
Shown in picture from left to right:
Judge Paul Schenly (Cleveland Institute of Music)
Judge Jerome Lowenthal (The Juilliard School)
3rd place, Young Sun Choi (University of Indiana, Jacobs School of Music)
2nd place, Scott Sherman (Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music)
1 st place, Simon Karakulidi (Park University)
Richardson Symphony Orchestra Music Director / Conductor Clay Couturiaux