April 19, 2022

Meet the 2021-2022 winners of MSM’s Eisenberg-Fried Concerto Competition

The Eisenberg-Fried Concerto Competition is held each February at MSM by the department chairs of strings, piano, woodwinds, voice, harp, percussion, and guitar.

The winners perform with one of MSM’s orchestras in the following academic year.  This year, the competition winners were drawn from the areas of strings, woodwinds, guitar, and voice.

Pictured above: 2020 Eisenberg-Fried Competition Brass Winner Liana Hoffman (BM ’20), horn, performing with the MSM Symphony Orchestra conducted by George Manahan (BM ’73, MM ’76) on April 14, 2022.

2021 Eisenberg-Fried Competition Voice Winner Rosario Armas (BM '20, MM '22), mezzo-soprano

2021-2022 Eisenberg-Fried Competition Winners

Strings Winner

Jaeook Lee (PS ’21, DMA), Violin
Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77
Student of Mark Steinberg

Alternate
Risa Hokamura (BM ’24), violin
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
Student of Lucie Robert and Koichiro Harada

Piano Winner

Dmitry Yudin (BM ’23), piano
Prokofiev Concerto No. 2, Op. 16, G minor
Student of Horacio Gutierrez

Alternate
Helen Nebeker (MM ’22), piano
Britten Diversions on a Theme for Left Hand and Orchestra, Op. 21
Student of Alexander Moutouzkine

Woodwinds Winner

Marcos Ruiz (BM ’23), Flute
CPE Bach Flute Concerto in D Minor, H. 425
Student of Linda Chesis

Alternate
Hyun Jo Lee (BM ’23), Flute
Liebermann Flute Concerto, Op. 39
Student of Robert Langevin

Guitar/Harp/Percussion Winner 

Eduardo Gutterres (MM ’23), guitar
Castelnuovo-Tedesco Concerto No. 1, Op. 99, D major
Student of Mark Delpriora

Alternate
Giuseppi Buscemi (DMA), guitar
Giuliani Concerto No. 1, Op. 30, A major
Student of David Leisner

Voice Winner

Shan Hai (BM ’20, MM ’22), soprano
Mozart Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio!, K. 418
Student of Marlena Malas

No alternate.

2020 Eisenberg-Fried Competition

Upcoming concerts featuring winners of two other prestigious MSM competitions

May 3 | TUES
7:30 PM

Ruth Widder Competition Winners’ Concert

Greenfield Hall

The Ruth Widder String Quartet Competition, funded by the Widder Foundation in consultation with faculty member Laurie Carney, honors the memory of Ruth Widder, whose lifetime of generosity to Manhattan School of Music, the American String Quartet, and other arts institutions has had a lasting effect on the cultural life of New York. The competition was created in 2015 to encourage high-level study of the string quartet literature by MSM students, and is open to quartets of current students who have played together for at least two semesters.

May 5 | THURS
7:30 PM

Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition Winners’ Concert

Greenfield Hall

The Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition takes place each semester and includes outstanding groups nominated by the chamber music faculty. Winning groups are invited to perform in this public concert held in Greenfield Hall.