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Midwest Concerto Competition Winners Announced!

We are pleased to announce the Winners of the 10th Annual Midwest Conservatory Concerto Competition!


Junior Division

Winner: William Maeda, piano - Schumann: Concerto in A minor, op. 54 Mvt. 1

Honorable Mention: Mio Sugishita, piano - Kuhlau: Sonatina Op. 55, No. 1

Senior Division

First Place: Lauren Capuno, cello - Saint-Saens: Concerto Mvt. 1

Second Place: Anika Bharadwaj, flute - Mouquet: La Flute de Pan

All four soloists will perform with the Midwest Philharmonic Orchestra in the MCCC Winners' Concert on Feb. 18, 2024 at Elmhurst University. All are invited to attend!

2024 Judges:

Dr. Jue He, piano

Ms. Maria Schwartz, flute 

Mr. Eric Pidluski, violin

The three judges would like to thank all of the participants for their excellent performances. Bravi tutti!

2024 MCCC Participants:

Anika Bharadwaj, flute - Mouquet: La Flute de Pan Mvt. 1

Kaylee Bronk, violin - Bach: Concerto BWV 1041, Mvt. 1

Lauren Capuno, cello - Saint-Saens: Concerto Mvt. 1

Jack Ho, cello - Bruch: Kol Nidrei

William Maeda, piano - Schumann: Piano Concerto Op. 54, Mvt. 1

Emily Marx, flute - Chaminade: Concertino Op. 107

Dhruv Patari, viola - Hoffmeister: Concerto Mvt. 1

Mio Sugishita, piano - Kuhlau: Sonatina Op. 55, No. 1

Mantej Ubhi, cello - Elgar: Concerto Mvt. 1

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