Prizes Awarded at USA's Stulberg 2021 Online String Competition
15-year-old Keila Wakao from the USA/Japan has been awarded the gold medal at the Stulberg 2021 Online String Competition, in Kalamazoo, Michigan
A student of Donald Weilerstein and Soovin Kim at the New England Conservatory of Music, Keila was also awarded 1st prize at in the Junior Division at the Menuhin Competition Richmond 2021 last week.
She will receive $6,000 and a concerto performance with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra and the Grand Rapids Symphony and a concerto performance with the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra.
The silver and bronze medals were this year awarded to cellist Sean Yu and violinist Bobby Boogyeom Park.
This year's competition was held 100% online.
The 2021 jury comprised Cynthia Phelps, Mitchell Newman, and Sara Sant'Ambrogio.
Founded in 1976, former Stulberg International String Competition prize winners include Joshua Bell, Soovin Kim, Rachel Barton Pine, and Jennifer Koh — and VC Artists Zlatomir Fung, Brannon Cho, Matthew Lipman, Ji-Won Song, and Benjamin Beilman.