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The Mika Hasler Competition Foundation is dedicated to encouraging young talented aspiring musicians to grow artistically, to perfect their musical abilities and to provide performing opportunities.

2016 Mika Hasler Young Artist Competition Winners

2016 Mika Hasler Young Artist Competition Foundation 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. Sincerely, MHYAC

2017 Competition Dates

Final 10 - February 5th *9am* Shepherd School of Music - Duncan Hall________________________________ Winner's Concert - March 19th * 5:30pm * Shepherd School of Music - Duncan Hall

Tickets for Mika Hasler Young Artist Competition Performances 2017


Tickets for the 2017 MHYACF winner's concert can now be purchased. _________________________________ Final 10 Competition - February 5th 2017, Duncan Recital Hall, Rice University, 9am General Addmission: $30 Winner's Concert - March 19th, Duncan Recital Hall, Rice University, 5:30pm Adult $30 / Student $20 ______________________ Please click here for more information.