Ovation Young Artist Piano Competition

The Ovation Young Artist Piano Competition 2017 seeks to inspire, encourage, and motivate young pianists by providing unique performance opportunities through which they can grow and strive for excellence and achievement.

The Ovation Young Artist Piano Competition 2017 is open to pianists of any residence or nationality up to the age of 17 at the time of the competition.

Ovation 2017 Results

Division I

First prize:

Emily Qi — Sammamish, Washington

Second prize:

Margarita-Rebecca Sayevich — Kansas City, Missouri

Third prize:

Mayshin Zweifel — Kansas City, Missouri

Division II

First prize:

Yelisey Romanov — Kansas City, Missouri

Second prize:

Ilyas Saadi — Overland Park, Kansas

Third prize:

Lisa Ji — Overland Park, Kansas

Division III

First prize:

Chi Zhang — Lawrence, Kansas
Andrew Aklagi — Overland Park, Kansas

Second prize:

Antoinette Cheng — Leawood, Kansas

Third prize:

Daniel Mangiarachino — Lawrence, Kansas

Special Prizes

Encouragement prize:

Luiz Gomez — Olathe, Kansas

Laura Anderson — Overland Park, Kansas

Images from 2017 Competition

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

Ovation 2015 Results

Division I

First prize:

Not Awarded.

Second prize:

Ilyas Saadi, 8 years old — from Overland Park, Kansas.

Third prize:

Lauren Chavez, 7 years old — from Kansas City, Missouri.

Division II

First prize, Special Prize for Artistry, and Special Prize for Technique:

Rita Joseph, 12 years old — from Lawrence, Kansas.

Second prize:

Dasha Sandomirsky, 10 years old — from Overland Park, Kansas.

Third prize:

Yasmeen Saadi, 12 years old — from Overland Park, Kansas.

Division III

First prize, Special Prize for Artistry:

Shwetha Ramachandran, 15 years old — from Overland Park, Kansas.

Second prize, Special Prize for Technique:

Phoebe Pan, 17 years old — from Irvine, California.

Third prize:

Andrew Aklagi, 14 years old — from Overland Park, Kansas.

Images from Day 1 – 2015 Competition

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

Images from Day 1 – 2015 Competition

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