It is hard to believe it was only a week ago we celebrated the 9th Plowman Chamber Music Competition & Festival. WHAT an exciting weekend we had! One could say that this year's Semi-Finals were the true Finals; all 15 semi-finalist ensembles delivered truly brilliant performances one after the other - deciding the top five Finalists has never been so difficult. Congratulations to ALL the participants!
The 2019 Plowman Awards:
Dr. Edward and Judith Chmielewski Grand Prize
Soma Quartet (saxophone, Indiana University)
First Place in Piano and Strings, sponsored by the Missouri Symphony
in the memory of Hugo Vianello
Dior Quartet (string, Indiana University)
Mrs. Georgia Morehouse First Place in Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion,
in the memory of her late husband Dr. Larry Morehouse
Colere Quartet (saxophone, University of Iowa)
Honorable Mention, in the memory of Dr. Harry and Lina Berrier
Trio Gaia (piano trio, New England Conservatory)
Vanguard Reed Quintet
Hugo Vianello Audience Prize
Judges Special Recognition
Abeo String Quartet (The Juilliard School)
Outreach Concerts (Selected from the Preliminary Round)
Dior Quartet (Indiana University)
Soom Quintet (woodwind, The Juilliard School)
Grand Prize Winner will also be first offered the $2000 Odyssey Award to appear in Spring 2020 as part of the Odyssey Chamber Music Series' 16th Season.
Complete list of live Plowman participants are listed below.
We would also like to recognize the coaches, instructors and mentors to all the applicants. The level was
high; even though we were (thankfully) not voting members, we enjoyed having the privilege of hearing all the auditions.
We are now gearing towards our 10th edition: Mark your calendar for the next
tentative dates, March 27 & 28, 2021.
Peter Miyamoto, Plowman Executive Director
Ayako Tsuruta, Odyssey & Plowman Artistic Director