Past Award Recipients

2016 Anne Adams Award

Repertoire: Suite Galactique by Lizotte; Dance, Fantasie by Spohr or Prelude, Fantasia, and Toccata from Grandjany's Music for the Harp by Handel; and the orchestral excerpt: Wagner: The Flying Dutchman from Sarah Bullen's Principal Harp, Volume 2; Berlioz: "Harold in Italy" (entire)

Winners: Anna Ellsworth, Anya Garipoli, Dana Schneider

Anna Ellsworth is currently an undergraduate student at The Boston Conservatory, where she studies with Ina Zdorovetchi. She has won prizes in The Boston Harp Festival Soloists of Tomorrow Competition, the New Albany Symphony Concerto Competition, The Boston Conservatory Concerto Competition, and most recently, the American Harp Society's Anne Adams Awards competition. Anna has performed with renowned artists such as the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), soprano Tony Arnold, and violinist Hilary Hahn, and she has appeared as a soloist with the Hemenway Strings and the Boston Conservatory Conductor's Orchestra. In 2015, Anna became a substitute member of the Boston Lyric Opera.

Anya Grace Garipoli resides in West Long Branch, New Jersey. She currently studies harp performance under Yolanda Kondonassis at the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio, where she will be a sophomore this fall. She previously studied harp under Joan Holland at Interlochen Arts Academy as well as Elizabeth Hainen, Kimberly Rowe, and Barbara Biggers. Anya received an Emerson Scholarship and Fine Arts Achievement in Harp from Interlochen Arts Camp in 2014, 1st Place in the Senior Pedal Division from the American Harp Society Philadelphia Chapter's competition in 2013, and Honorable Mention at the Young Artist's Harp Competition in 2012. Anya has performed in numerous local civic and religious venues gigging and performing concerts.

Dana Schneider is from Harmony, Pennsylvania. She is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree in Harp Performance at the New England Conservatory, where she is a student of Jessica Zhou. Dana completed her undergraduate degree from Yale University in Political Science and graduated with distinction. While at Yale, she was a student in the studio of June Han and played with the Yale Symphony Orchestra. Dana was a winner of the Yale Friends of Music Honors Recital Competition. She has attended summer festivals such as the Aspen Music Festival, the Saratoga Harp Colony, and the Castleton Festival led by the late Maestro Lorin Maazel. Dana credits her love of the harp to her lessons with Gretchen Van Hoesen.

 

2014 Anne Adams Award

Repertoire: Pièce symphonique, en trois episodes by Henriette Renié (Leduc); Dance, “Laideronnette, impératrice des pagodes” (Ma mère l’oye) by Maurice Ravel/Dulova (Lyra); and the orchestral excerpt: La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini (Kalmus) entire opera

Winners: Chlóe Tula, Sophie Graf, Molly O'Roark

2012 Anne Adams Award

Repertoire: Pescetti/Salzedo, Sonata in C minor; Fauré, Impromptu; Bruch, Scottish Fantasy

Winners: Emily Jean Melendes, Katherine Siochi, Yue (Grace) Guo

2010 Anne Adams Award

Repertoire: Bach/Grandjany, “Andante” from Sonata # 2 in A minor for solo violin; Houdy, Sonate pour harpe; Wagner, “Liebestod” from Tristan und Isolde

Winners: Heidi Van Hoesen Gorton, Emily Levin, Rachel Miller

2008 Anne Adams Award

Repertoire: Grandjany, Fantaisie sur un thème de Haydn; Rota, Sarabanda e Toccata; Ravel, Tzigane (cadenza)

Winners: Allegra Lilly, Xiao Shelly Du, Carolyn Jo Lund

2006 Anne Adams Award

Repertoire: Glinka, Variations on a Theme of Mozart; Tailleferre, Sonate pour harpe; Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra

Winners: Michelle Gott, Colleen Potter, Megan Levin

2004 Anne Adams Award

Repertoire: J.S. Bach, choice of any piece, 5 minutes or less in length; Roussel, Impromptu; Guridi, Viejo Zortzico; Sibelius, Symphony # 1

Winners: Michelle Gott, Rachel Brandwein (Doris Calkins Award), Hillary Schefter (Nebergall Award)

2003 Anne Adams Award

Repertoire: Galuppi/Palmer, Sonata in D; Hindemith, Sonate; Britten, Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

Winners: Michelle Gott

2002 Anne Adams Award

Repertoire: Pescetti/Salzedo, Sonata in C minor; Grandjany, Rhapsodie; R. Strauss, Ein Heldenleben

Winners: Kristie Withers, Nuiko Wadden, Sara Shute

2001 Anne Adams Award

Repertoire: Glinka, Variations on a Theme of Mozart; Rota, Sarabanda e Toccata; Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique, Harp I

Winners: Julie Ann Smith , Kristie Withers , Lisa Spurlock

2000 Anne Adams Award

Repertoire: D. Scarlatti, choice of any two sonatas; Glanville-Hicks, Sonata; Bruch, Scottish Fantasy

Winners: Alyssa Michalsky, Yinuo Mu, Songyee Han

1999 Anne Adams Award

Repertoire: Loeillet/Grandjany, Toccata; Cras, Deux Impromptus; Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra, Harp I

Winners: Maria Luisa Rayan, Julie Smith, Albertina Chan

1998 Anne Adams Award

Repertoire: Bach/Grandjany, “Andante” from Sonata # 2 in A minor for solo violin; Falla/Grandjany, “Spanish Dance # 1” from La Vida Breve; Ben Haim, Poeme; Ravel, Tzigane (cadenza)

Winners: Tomoko Sato, Marguerite Lynne Williams, Bridget Kibbey

1997 Anne Adams Award

Repertoire: Respighi/Grandjany, Siciliana; Hindemith, Sonate; R. Strauss, Ein Heldenleben

Winners: Kate Hazzard, Marguerite Lynne Williams, Jessica Zhou

1996 Anne Adams Award

Repertoire: Rota, Sarabanda e Toccata; Rochberg, Ukiyo-E (Pictures of the Floating World); Britten, Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Variations I & J and Fugue

Winners: Jessica Zhou, Bo Cheng, Erik Nielson

1995 Anne Adams Award

Repertoire: Bach/Renié, Pièce en sol; Grandjany, Children’s Hour: Suite for Harp; Donizetti/Salzedo, Lucia di Lammermoor (cadenza)

Winners: Heaven Fan, Elizabeth Kaedle, Dan Yu

1994 Anne Adams Award

Repertoire: Salzedo, Variations sur un thème dans le style ancient; Houdy, Sonate pour harpe; Wagner, “Prelude” and “Liebestod” from Tristan und Isolde

Winners: Courtney Hershey Bress, Ya-Wen Lin, Dan Yu

1993 Anne Adams Award

Repertoire: Roussel, Impromptu; Spohr, Fantaisie, op. 35; Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique, Harp I

Winners: Ya-Wen Lin, Ann Yeung, Celia Chan

 

Grandjany Prize

2016: 1st Prize: Anna Dunlap

2013: 1st Prize: Hannah Cope, Intermediate II, for the best performance of "Colorado Trail"; 2nd Prize: Sunny Wu, Intermediate II, for the best performance of "Colorado Trail"

2011: Advanced: Alexandra Katelyn Mullins; Intermediate II: Helen Gerhold

2007: Junior: Anne Nielson

2005: Advanced: Cheryl Losey;
Junior: Noel Wan

2003: Elizabeth Jaxon

1999: Grandjany I: 1st Place: Lisa Spurlock; 2nd Place: Kristie Withers; Grandjany II:
1st Place: Maria Luisa Rayan; 2nd Place: Baltazar Juarez

1996: 1st Prize: Heather Horne; 2nd Prize: Carla Maria Roth; Honorable Mention: Elizabeth Keadle

1993: Grandjany I: Heather Horne; Grandjany II: Laura Michelle

 

Prix Renie

2013: Natalie Hoffman, Young Professional ($500) for the best performance of "The  Nightingale" Liszt (ed. Renie)

2011: Intermediate I: Heidi Morey

2007: Advanced: Hannah Kuipers; Intermediate II: Elizabeth Anne White

2005: Young Professional: Adriana Horne; Intermediate II: Joy Wan

2003: Rachel Brandwein

2001: Nuiko Wadden

1999: Prix Renie I: 1st Place: Annabelle Taubl; 2nd Place: Piper Runnion-Barsford;
Prix Renie II: 1st Place: Maria Luisa Rayan; 2nd Place: Erin Earl Wood

1993: Kirsten Agresta

 

Malone Prize

2007: Seika Dong

2003: Hannah Kuipers

2001: Inermediate II: Angela Dastrup; Intermediate I: Heidi Gorton

 

Kathy Bundock Moore Prize

2011: Junior: Caroline Jorgensen

 

Wickersham Award

2010: Stephanie Miller

 

Karl Carlson Award

2003: Angela Liu

 

Kathrin Fouse Award

2010: Aumanae Hitesman; David Renn;
Leah Crouthamal

 

Kids for Camp

2010: Marilla A. Clay

 

 

Anna Ellsworth is currently an undergraduate student at The Boston Conservatory, where she studies with Ina Zdorovetchi. She has won prizes in The Boston Harp Festival Soloists of Tomorrow Competition, the New Albany Symphony Concerto Competition, The Boston Conservatory Concerto Competition, and most recently, the American Harp Society's Anne Adams Awards competition. Anna has performed with renowned artists such as the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), soprano Tony Arnold, and violinist Hilary Hahn, and she has appeared as a soloist with the Hemenway Strings and the Boston Conservatory Conductor's Orchestra. In 2015, Anna became a substitute member of the Boston Lyric Opera.

Anya Grace Garipoli resides in West Long Branch, New Jersey. She currently studies harp performance under Yolanda Kondonassis at the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio, where she will be a sophomore this fall. She previously studied harp under Joan Holland at Interlochen Arts Academy as well as Elizabeth Hainen, Kimberly Rowe, and Barbara Biggers. Anya received an Emerson Scholarship and Fine Arts Achievement in Harp from Interlochen Arts Camp in 2014, 1st Place in the Senior Pedal Division from the American Harp Society Philadelphia Chapter's competition in 2013, and Honorable Mention at the Young Artist's Harp Competition in 2012. Anya has performed in numerous local civic and religious venues gigging and performing concerts.

2016 Anne Adams Award

Repertoire: Suite Galactique by Lizotte; Dance, Fantasie by Spohr or Prelude, Fantasia, and Toccata from Grandjany's Music for the Harp by Handel; and the orchestral excerpt: Wagner: The Flying Dutchman from Sarah Bullen's Principal Harp, Volume 2; Berlioz: "Harold in Italy" (entire)

Winners: Anna Ellsworth, Anya Garipoli, Dana Schneider

Anna Ellsworth is currently an undergraduate student at The Boston Conservatory, where she studies with Ina Zdorovetchi. She has won prizes in The Boston Harp Festival Soloists of Tomorrow Competition, the New Albany Symphony Concerto Competition, The Boston Conservatory Concerto Competition, and most recently, the American Harp Society's Anne Adams Awards competition. Anna has performed with renowned artists such as the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), soprano Tony Arnold, and violinist Hilary Hahn, and she has appeared as a soloist with the Hemenway Strings and the Boston Conservatory Conductor's Orchestra. In 2015, Anna became a substitute member of the Boston Lyric Opera.

Anya Grace Garipoli resides in West Long Branch, New Jersey. She currently studies harp performance under Yolanda Kondonassis at the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio, where she will be a sophomore this fall. She previously studied harp under Joan Holland at Interlochen Arts Academy as well as Elizabeth Hainen, Kimberly Rowe, and Barbara Biggers. Anya received an Emerson Scholarship and Fine Arts Achievement in Harp from Interlochen Arts Camp in 2014, 1st Place in the Senior Pedal Division from the American Harp Society Philadelphia Chapter's competition in 2013, and Honorable Mention at the Young Artist's Harp Competition in 2012. Anya has performed in numerous local civic and religious venues gigging and performing concerts.

Dana Schneider is from Harmony, Pennsylvania. She is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree in Harp Performance at the New England Conservatory, where she is a student of Jessica Zhou. Dana completed her undergraduate degree from Yale University in Political Science and graduated with distinction. While at Yale, she was a student in the studio of June Han and played with the Yale Symphony Orchestra. Dana was a winner of the Yale Friends of Music Honors Recital Competition. She has attended summer festivals such as the Aspen Music Festival, the Saratoga Harp Colony, and the Castleton Festival led by the late Maestro Lorin Maazel. Dana credits her love of the harp to her lessons with Gretchen Van Hoesen.

 

2014 Anne Adams Award

Repertoire: Pièce symphonique, en trois episodes by Henriette Renié (Leduc); Dance, “Laideronnette, impératrice des pagodes” (Ma mère l’oye) by Maurice Ravel/Dulova (Lyra); and the orchestral excerpt: La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini (Kalmus) entire opera

Winners: Chlóe Tula, Sophie Graf, Molly O'Roark

2012 Anne Adams Award

Repertoire: Pescetti/Salzedo, Sonata in C minor; Fauré, Impromptu; Bruch, Scottish Fantasy

Winners: Emily Jean Melendes, Katherine Siochi, Yue (Grace) Guo

2010 Anne Adams Award

Repertoire: Bach/Grandjany, “Andante” from Sonata # 2 in A minor for solo violin; Houdy, Sonate pour harpe; Wagner, “Liebestod” from Tristan und Isolde

Winners: Heidi Van Hoesen Gorton, Emily Levin, Rachel Miller

2008 Anne Adams Award

Repertoire: Grandjany, Fantaisie sur un thème de Haydn; Rota, Sarabanda e Toccata; Ravel, Tzigane (cadenza)

Winners: Allegra Lilly, Xiao Shelly Du, Carolyn Jo Lund

2006 Anne Adams Award

Repertoire: Glinka, Variations on a Theme of Mozart; Tailleferre, Sonate pour harpe; Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra

Winners: Michelle Gott, Colleen Potter, Megan Levin

2004 Anne Adams Award

Repertoire: J.S. Bach, choice of any piece, 5 minutes or less in length; Roussel, Impromptu; Guridi, Viejo Zortzico; Sibelius, Symphony # 1

Winners: Michelle Gott, Rachel Brandwein (Doris Calkins Award), Hillary Schefter (Nebergall Award)

2003 Anne Adams Award

Repertoire: Galuppi/Palmer, Sonata in D; Hindemith, Sonate; Britten, Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

Winners: Michelle Gott

2002 Anne Adams Award

Repertoire: Pescetti/Salzedo, Sonata in C minor; Grandjany, Rhapsodie; R. Strauss, Ein Heldenleben

Winners: Kristie Withers, Nuiko Wadden, Sara Shute

2001 Anne Adams Award

Repertoire: Glinka, Variations on a Theme of Mozart; Rota, Sarabanda e Toccata; Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique, Harp I

Winners: Julie Ann Smith , Kristie Withers , Lisa Spurlock

2000 Anne Adams Award

Repertoire: D. Scarlatti, choice of any two sonatas; Glanville-Hicks, Sonata; Bruch, Scottish Fantasy

Winners: Alyssa Michalsky, Yinuo Mu, Songyee Han

1999 Anne Adams Award

Repertoire: Loeillet/Grandjany, Toccata; Cras, Deux Impromptus; Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra, Harp I

Winners: Maria Luisa Rayan, Julie Smith, Albertina Chan

1998 Anne Adams Award

Repertoire: Bach/Grandjany, “Andante” from Sonata # 2 in A minor for solo violin; Falla/Grandjany, “Spanish Dance # 1” from La Vida Breve; Ben Haim, Poeme; Ravel, Tzigane (cadenza)

Winners: Tomoko Sato, Marguerite Lynne Williams, Bridget Kibbey

1997 Anne Adams Award

Repertoire: Respighi/Grandjany, Siciliana; Hindemith, Sonate; R. Strauss, Ein Heldenleben

Winners: Kate Hazzard, Marguerite Lynne Williams, Jessica Zhou

1996 Anne Adams Award

Repertoire: Rota, Sarabanda e Toccata; Rochberg, Ukiyo-E (Pictures of the Floating World); Britten, Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Variations I & J and Fugue

Winners: Jessica Zhou, Bo Cheng, Erik Nielson

1995 Anne Adams Award

Repertoire: Bach/Renié, Pièce en sol; Grandjany, Children’s Hour: Suite for Harp; Donizetti/Salzedo, Lucia di Lammermoor (cadenza)

Winners: Heaven Fan, Elizabeth Kaedle, Dan Yu

1994 Anne Adams Award

Repertoire: Salzedo, Variations sur un thème dans le style ancient; Houdy, Sonate pour harpe; Wagner, “Prelude” and “Liebestod” from Tristan und Isolde

Winners: Courtney Hershey Bress, Ya-Wen Lin, Dan Yu

1993 Anne Adams Award

Repertoire: Roussel, Impromptu; Spohr, Fantaisie, op. 35; Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique, Harp I

Winners: Ya-Wen Lin, Ann Yeung, Celia Chan

 

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