Celebrating 87 years!

Winners

2016-2017 Piano and Strings Competition


Nineteen dedicated teachers sent 30 young musicians to BMC’s annual competition.  They ranged in ages from 12 to 18 years, and all played with great poise and confidence.  A special tribute is extended to the teachers and parents for their devotion and steadfast support.


Student Award Winners


First Prize Winners:


The President’s Award in Honor of Ben Simon - $1,000


Abigail Leong, cello 

Age 13, The King’s Academy, Sunnyvale


Teacher:  Jonathan Koh


The Kirkbride Award - $1,000

William Gu, cello                               

Age 15, Evergreen Valley High School, San Jose


Teacher:  Jonathan Koh

Accompanist:  Dimitriy Cogan


The Kirkbride Award - $1,000


Andrew Lin, piano

Age 16, Lynbrook High School, San Jose


Teacher:  William Wellborn




Second Prize Winners:


The Leon Winter Award - $800


Mai Matsumoto, violin        

Age 16, Cupertino High School


Teacher:  Zhao Wei

Accompanist:  Yi-Fang Wu


The Adler Award - $800


Tia Tyng Chang, piano        

Age 14, Gunn High School, Palo Alto


Teacher:  John McCarthy