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 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