Olga Krayterman, First Prize Winner
Olga Krayterman arrived in Cincinnati, Ohio from her native Belarus in 1995 and is currently a senior at The Seven Hills School. In 1997 she began study with Terry Moran, her present teacher. She has participated in music festivals and competitions in France and throughout Europe. She was the 2nd place winner of an international competition sponsored by Art and Education in the XXI Century in 2001 in Helsingor, Denmark and in 2000 in Vicenza, Italy. She was also winner of the U.S. round of the Horowitz Competition in 2001 and was chosen as one of twenty-two contestants of the New York Piano Competition last summer. Olga is currently studying with Terry Moran. She is a daughter of Galina Krayterman.
Leo Svirsky, Second Prize Winner
Leo Svirsky is 14 years old and a student at the Levine School of Music in Washington, D.C. He studies the piano with Irena Orlov, competition with Frances McKay, and the organ with Eric Plutz. In addition to the Levine School of Music, he has performed at the Boston Conservatory of Music, The Metropolitan Opera Guild Creating Original Conference, the Smithsonian Institution Piano 300 Exhibition, the Russian Ambassador’s Residence, the Church of the Epiphany, Georgetown University, and the Contemporary Music Forum. This year, he has played in Master Classes with George Crumb, playing his own compositions, and Leonard latkin. He has recently performed in the Kremlin and participated in a aster Class at the Moscow Conservatory. In 2002, he was named the Levine School of Music Pianist of the Year. Leo is a son of Janet and Roman Svirsky.
Dara McCorkle, Third Prize Winner
Hiromi Muyama, Honorable Mention
Hiromi Muyama, an eighth grader at Indian Trails Middle School in Winter Springs, Florida, started her piano study in Takasago, Japan at the age of four. Since moving to the United States two years ago, she has been studying with Keiko Ohnuki Andrews at the Community School of Music at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. As a result of winning a concerto competition at Rollins, she performed the Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23 with the Rollins College Student Orchestra. She received a rating of “Outstanding” at the Achievement Day at the Community school in 2002 and 2003. Hiromi is also a first chair clarinetist in the All County Band, and was also selected to play in the All State Band. She was awarded a “Superior” rating in Solo and Ensemble Festival for both piano and clarinet for the last two years. Hiromi is going back to Japan this coming July, and will continue her music studies. She is considering returning to the United States to attend college or graduate school, possibly majoring in music. She is a daughter of Akimasa and Kazu Muyama and currently studies with Keiko Andrews.