Preceded by the competition itself, the Awards Ceremony and Winners Concert was as exciting as the opening Gala Concert. Featuring the young musicians who had won awards at the competition, this evening was a treat. I'm not going to write about every single performer due to my lack of time to complete this article.
Young Musicians winners were Emma Lai with Honorable Mention, Ryan Wang with 3rd prize, Harrison Chiang also with 3rd prize, Munan Cheng also with 3rd prize, Kasper Yoder with 2nd prize, and Lucie Kim with 1st prize.
Junior Category winners were Ethan Yuen with Honorable Mention, Dominik Yoder with Honorable Mention, Catherine Huang with Honorable Mention, Josephine Chou with 3rd prize, Zixi Chen with 2nd prize, and Sarah Tuan with 1st prize.
Intermediate Category winners were Victor Xie with 3rd prize, Phuong Vi Ngo with 2nd prize, and Misha Galant with 1st prize.
Advanced Category winners were Jiuming Shen with 3rd prize, Thomas Steigerwald with 2nd prize, and Hrant Bagrazyan with 1st prize.
I apologize for such a brief article.