A UND graduate student and pianist from Brazil, Isabella Kumagai, 23, won first place in the Young Artists Concerto Competition 2020 held recently at UND.
The competition is sponsored by the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra.
Two other college students who both took second place are pianist Jared Campbell, 20, a student at Concordia College in Moorhead, and violinist Galina Dordevic, 22, a UND master’s student from Serbia.
Also in the college-level competition, two students received honorable mention, including vocalist Tessa Hartl, 22, from New Rockford, N.D., and pianist Emma Winje, 17, from West Fargo.
In the high school-level competition, Alexander Berglund, 17, French horn, and Aiden Krogh, 17, cello, took first and second place, respectively. Both are students at Red River High School.
Caleb Mendez, 15, piano, a ninth-grader at Crookston High School, received honorable mention.
The competition winners will perform in the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra concert in December, said Tamara Bertram, the symphony’s executive director.
Competition judges were Anne Christopherson, the jury chair and an associate professor and associate chair of the UND Music Department; Simona Barbu, UND associate professor of music; Scott Sandberg, UND assistant professor of music; Mark Nelson, principal trumpet, South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra; and Christopher Gable, UND music instructor.