The Mika Hasler Competition benefits young artists up to age twenty-three.

The MHC is an organization created for the purpose of encouraging young talented aspiring musicians to grow artistically, to perfect their musical abilities, and to provide performing opportunities.

Young artists may compete by sending in a recorded CD or DVD by the December 15th, 2016 to be judged by a panel of judges.

Ten finalists will be heard on stage on February 5th, 2017 and again judged by a panel of judges.

The first and second place winners will receive monetary prizes; first place $5,000.00, second place $1,000.00.  The two winners will be featured and promoted in an evening recital together on March 19th, 2017 at the Duncan Recital Hall at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.

Honorary Chair:

Honorary Advisory Chair:
Uri Pianka, Former Concert Master of the Houston Symphony and Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Distinguished Honorary Special Adviser:
Betty Moore

Special Adviser:
Marc Sofia

Board of Directors:
Boris Berezin
Mika Hasler
Anahita Kapadia, Secretary
Curtis Robinson
Dr. Dan Tom, OD, President
Margaret McCoy, Treasurer
Reina Sanchez-Aguilar
Justin Sobieski

Advisory Board:
Gustavo Bianchi
Mercedes Chung
Eugene Gratovich
Carolyn Vandiver
Ying Zhang

If you would like to get in touch with the Mika Hasler Competition, please leave your email address and fill out the following comment form and we will get back to you:

If you have an urgent request and need to get in contact with us immediately, you can contact the system administrator for the competition at:

(908) 642-8564
Justin Sobieski
Please leave a message and you should receive a response as soon as possible.