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2020 SMTD Concerto Competition Winners Announced

The 2020 School of Music, Theatre & Dance Concerto Competition winners have been announced. The winners are:

Graduate Division

Arianna Dotto (DMA ’21, violin), who performed the Violin Concerto, op. 47 by Jean Sibelius, accompanied by Natalie Sherer. Dotto is a student of Professor David Halen.

Aleksandra Kasman (DMA ’22, piano), who performed Piano Concerto no. 3, op. 30 by Sergei Rachmaninoff, accompanied by Mi-Eun Kim. Kasman is a student of Professor Logan Skelton.


Undergraduate Division

Salvador Flores (BM ’21, saxophone), who played Jacques Ibert’s Concertino da Camera, accompanied by Elizabeth Ames. Flores is a student of Professor Timothy McAllister.

Benjamin Penzner (BM ’22, viola), who performed the Viola Concerto by William Walton, accompanied by Naki Kripfgans. Penzner is a student of Professor Yizhak Schotten.


The competitions took place on January 8 and 9 at Hill Auditorium. Each of the winners will perform their competition piece with one of the School’s orchestras in an upcoming SMTD concert at Hill. Details will be available soon on the Calendar of Events. Congratulations to the winners!