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2018 Mika Hasler Competition Performances

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2018 Mika Hasler Competition Final 10 Judging Recital
Date: Sunday, January 21, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM to 12:00 noon
Location: Shepherd School of Music, Duncan Recital Hall, Rice University

2018 Mika Hasler Winner's Concert
Date: Sunday, February 4, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Shepherd School of Music, Duncan Recital Hall, Rice University

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Please check the 2018 Applications page as well as our Rules and Eligibility from the Main Menu on the left if you are thinking about applying to participate in the competition.

2017 Mika Hasler Competition

Congratulations to Jacqueline and Katherine Audas performed a special Bonus Concert of Brahm's Double Concerto at Hobby Center with the Texas Medical Center's Orchestra! You can check this out Here!

Congratulations to all our wonderful performers this year, and thank you to everyone who helps make this celebration of music and aspiring musicians possible.

This year's Gold Medal Winner: Jiye Angela Bae (Violin)
Silver Medal Winner: Alexander Hersh (Cello)
First Runner Up: Ruta Kazumickas (Piano)

You can view the Winner's Recital performances Here.

2017 Mika Hasler Competition Winner's Concert: (PASSED)
March 19th - 5:30pm
Shepherd School of Music - Duncan Hall
Tickets: Adult $30 / Student $20

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Final 10 Competition (Passed) - February 5th 2017, Duncan Recital Hall, Rice University, 9am
General Addmission: $30

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2016 Mika Hasler Competition Winners

2016 Mika Hasler Competition Award Recipients:

1st place
Michael Ferri - Violin
Rice University

2nd place
Joshua Halpern - Cello
Rice University

Honorable Mention
Ruta Kuzmickas - Piano
Rice University

Dear Finalists,

Congratulations to all for a splendid performance!

After deliberation the judges would like to announce the winners of the Mika Hasler Young Artist Competition:

First place winner: Michael Ferri - Violin
Second place winner: Joshua Halpern - Cello
Honorable Mention: Ruta Kuzmickas

On March 6, 2016 the First place winner will play for 40 minutes and the Second Place winner will play for 20 minutes.
Winners, please send in your repertoire no later than February 4, 2016.

We thank you all for your participation and hope to hear you again in the future.


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