Concerto Competition



Congratulations to this year’s winners:

1st place

Julia Feldman, Piano

Liszt Totentanz  S.26 for piano and orchestra

2nd place

Jun Lin, Violin

Sarasate Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20

3rd place

Juling Wang, Violin

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, Op. 64 Mvt I&II

4th place

Rei Koyama, Violin

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, Op. 64 Mvt III

5th place

Haruki Gonai, Double bass

Koussevitsky Double Bass Concerto, Op. 3

Honorable mention

Christopher Cho, Cello

 Prizes and their sponsors:

  • 1st place $1,000 donated jointly by Dr. and Mrs. Robert Klein and Mr. Joseph D. Landi
  • 2nd place $800 donated by the Ann Marie Mazzucco Trust to honor musician friends and encourage the study of music.
  • 3rd place $700 donated by Dr. Kathleen Pistone Carucci and Josephine Caruso in memory of Pasquale A. Pistone, Founder and Conductor of the orchestra.
  • 4th place $500 donated by the Sala family and Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Volino in memory of Shirley Sala, and her husband Jerome Gino Sala, Music Director and Conductor of the orchestra for 30 years.
  • 5th place $400 donated by the family of Sharon Calandra, flautist with the orchestra for many years.
  • Honorable Mention $200 donated by Mrs. Helen A Henkel and Mrs. Joyce M Henery.


The five winners will be presented as soloists with the Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra in a special concert under the baton of maestro Tong Chen, on Sunday May 20th, 2018 at 3:00 PM, at Saunders Trades and Technical High School. Robert Sherman will be the Master of Ceremonies.

Mr. Robert Sherman - MC for the Concert

Mr. Robert Sherman – MC for the Concert