Winners of the 2020 Arthur Fraser International
Piano Competition

First Prize | Second Prize | Third Prize
Young Jury Award | Best Solo Award
Discretionary Awards

Picture of Caleb BorickCaleb Borick
First Prize

Caleb Borick, seventeen, studies with Dr. Joseph Rackers. Caleb has won numerous awards and scholarships including the Grand Prize in the 2014 Philadelphia International Music Festival’s Concerto Competition, third place in the 2017 MTNA Nationals Junior Division, first place in the 2017 Ronald Sachs International Music Competition, second place in the 2017 International Institute for Young Musicians International Piano Competition, first place in the 2017 SCGSAH Junior Artist Piano Competition, first place in the 2018 Steinway & Sons Junior Piano Competition, first place 2019 MTNA Senior Division for SC, second place, young jury and best solo 2019 Arthur Frasier International Piano Competition, fifth place 2019 International e-Piano Junior Competition, and National YoungArts Finalist winning both a level one prize plus a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts nomination.
Caleb has been the featured soloist with multiple orchestras including, the Charleston Symphony Youth Orchestra, the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra for their 20th Anniversary East Coast Tour to Carnegie Hall, and The Charleston Symphony Orchestra. He has appeared on WPR’s The Midday with Norman Gilliland, KPR’s Classical Music in the Morning with Michael Keelan, and on NPR’s From The Top Episode # 320.
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Picture of Lucas AmoryLucas Amory
Second Prize; Young Jury Award; Best Solo Work

Lucas Amory: A music-lover from an early age, the 8-year-old Lucas Amory was published in the New York Times when he sent chief critic Anthony Tommasini his personal lists of the ten greatest composers and his ten favorite ones. Now a senior at Stuyvesant High School, Lucas is also enrolled at Juilliard's Pre-College program, where he is a student of Julian Martin. A 2020 National YoungArts Foundation Finalist in Classical Music, Lucas is also the winner of both the 2019 Lyra Music Young Artists Competition and the 2019 Claudette Sorel Piano Competition, and has also received prizes from the 92nd St. Y Concerto Competition, the Stony Brook International Competition, and the Bravura Philharmonic Concerto Competition. He has performed at the 92nd St. Y, Weill Recital Hall, and multiple times at Alice Tully Hall. He has collaborated with distinguished artists such as Bruce Adolphe and the Escher Quartet. In his off time, he co-directs the Bach to BACH Project in Lower New York, conducts, and enjoys ping-pong and chess.
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Picture of Karina TsengKarina Tseng
Third Prize

Karina Tseng, eighteen, is currently studying with Olya Katsman, previously with Sujeeva Hapugalle. She is a top prizewinner of the Kaufman International, National YoungArts, Pacific Musical Society, Zeiter, Ross McKee, Marilyn Mindell, Enkor International, and Junior Steinway competitions, among others. Karina has performed alongside orchestras such as the Palo Alto Philharmonic, New Millenium Chamber Orchestra, and the Golden State Youth Symphony, and has performed in venues including Weill-Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Leighton Hall, and the Mondavi Center. She is honored to have worked with artists such as Simon TrpĨeski, Rohan de Silva, Roberto Plano, Gila Goldstein, Douglas Humpherys, Haesun Paik, Gary Graffman, Lydia Artymiw, Alon Goldstein, Dang Thai Son, and Ching-Yun Hu through various masterclasses. Over past summers, she has attended the Philadelphia Young Pianists Academy (2019), Gina Bachauer Festival (2019), and Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Piano Program (2018). An avid chamber musician, Karina is currently the pianist of the Fervida Trio, honored as gold medalists of the 2019 Junior Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, 2019 Pasadena Conservatory of Music Chamber Music Competition (in addition to the Beethoven Prize), and 2018 Galante Prize Competition.
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Picture of Ben HoangBen Hoang
Discretionary Award Winner

Ben Hoang, 16, had his first debut with the Austin Symphony orchestra at age 9. He has since played with the Austin Civic orchestra, Fortbend symphony and Houston symphony. Recently Ben has appeared on NPR “From The Top” show 737 and was a Discretionary Award winner at the 2019 Arthur Frazer International Piano Competition. Among his other awards are 2nd place and Chopin prize at the 2019 International Odyssiad Piano Competition, 1st place at the 2018 Walgreens National Concerto Competition, 2nd place at the 2018 Juanita Miller Concerto Competition, 2nd place at the 2018 Ohio international piano duet/duo competition, 2nd place at the 2017 HartFort Chopin International piano competition, 2017 MTNA Junior Piano Performance National Finalist, 1st place at the 2016 San Jose International Piano competition, Gold medal at the 7th and 10th International Chopin Youth Competition in Houston, 1st place at 2017 TMTA Performace contest and 2016 Baylor/Waco Young Artist piano competition. Ben was also a frequent first-place winner of the Texas State University's Young Artist Piano competition and awarded full tuition scholarship to the 7th,8th and 9th Texas State International Piano Festival. Ben is currently a student of Jed Galant and Olya Katsman.
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Picture of Katie LiuKatie Liu
Discretionary Award Winner

Katie Liu, aged 17, is an 11th grader at Montour High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A student of Natasha Snitkovsky since she was 5, Katie has won numerous top prizes at various competitions, including First Prize at the Ithaca College Piano Competition, Chopin Special Prize at the Claudette Sorel Piano Competition, First Prize at the Allegheny College Unusual Combination Piano Competition, First Prize at the US New Star Piano Competition, and First Prizes at the Duquesne Young Artist National Competition. She was the Winner of Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artist Audition, Young Artist Audition at Steinway Society of Western PA, Pittsburgh International Piano Competition, and the Concerto Competition at the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra. Katie is also a three-time US Chopin Foundation Scholarship recipient and was selected to participate in the Tenth National Chopin Competition in Miami, Florida in February 2020. Besides piano, Katie also plays the violin with Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra.
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