Ovation Young Artist Piano Competition

The Ovation Young Artist Piano Competition 2014 seeks to inspire, encourage, and motivate young pianists in the Kansas City area by providing unique performance opportunities through which they can grow and strive for excellence and achievement.

Ovation Young Artist Piano Competition

The Ioudenitch Academy of Music & Arts  is proud to host the Ovation Young Artist Piano Competition of 2014 on March 1st and 2nd. The competition is open to pianists from ages 9 to 17. Cash prizes and certificates will be awarded.

Images from Day 2 – 2013 Competition

Congratulations to all of our competitors on a job well done!

Images from Day 1 – 2013 Competition

Congratulations to all of our competitors on a job well done!

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Results from Day 2 – 2013 Competition

Special awards:

For excellence in technique:

Chaeyoung Park—from Lawrence, Kansas. Teachers: Jack Winerock and Scott McBride Smith.

For excellence in artistry:

Spencer Arrowood—from Olathe, Kansas. Teacher: Melody Stroth.

Top prizes:

First prize:

Spencer Arrowood—from Olathe, Kansas. Teacher: Melody Stroth.

Second prize:

Chaeyoung Park—from Lawrence, Kansas. Teachers: Jack Winerock and Scott McBride Smith.

Third prize:

Junyi Wu—from Columbia, Missouri. Teacher: Beverly Kyriakos.

Competitors—Day 1

Results from Day 1 – 2013 Competition

Special Awards:

For excellence in technique:

Chi Zhang—12 years old from Manhattan, Kansas. Teachers: Slawomir Dobrzanski and Jack Winerock.

For excellence in artistry: 

Daniel Mangiaracino—12 years old from Topeka, Kansas. Teacher: Scott McBride Smith.

Top prizes:

First prize:

Daniel Mangiaracino—12 years old from Topeka, Kansas. Teacher: Scott McBride Smith.

Second prize:

Chi Zhang—12 years old from Manhattan, Kansas. Teachers: Slawomir Dobrzanski and Jack Winerock.

Third prize:

Ulises Magana—12 years old from Lawrence, Kansas. Teacher: Scott McBride Smith.