The First Place winner will be invited to perform as soloist with the Peninsula Symphony
Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro David Cubek, at our June 23, 2024 concert,
and in recital on May 3, 2024 in Classical Crossroads' First Fridays at First concert series
at Torrance, California.
On-line applications will be accepted from November 1, 2023 through Noon (Pacific Standard Time) of January 5, 2024 .
|First Place ||$1600|
|Second Place ||$850|
|Third Place ||$600|
|Fourth Place ||$450|
| Fifth Place ||$350|
The Competition is open to instrumentalists who have not attained the age of 25 by June 1, 2024.
Proof of age may be required at the Preliminary Competition. Audition times will be assigned based
upon date applications are received. In the event there are an unusually large number of applicants,
you may be asked to provide a link to a sample performance, and not all applicants may be
selected for the preliminary round.
Entrants must perform a concerto in its entirety or other work for
solo instrument and orchestra from the standard repertoire that is
equivalent in terms of difficulty and length.
Selections are subject
to approval by the Chairs of the Knox and Artistic committees and
the Music Director and must be performed from memory with piano accompaniment.
Accompanists must be provided for both Preliminary and Final Competitions.
Please ensure your accompanist is available for both performances.
In addition to appearing at both Competitions, finalists must be available
to appear in concert with the Symphony on June 23, 2024 and are required
to attend scheduled one or two rehearsals at Harbor College
and the final rehearsal on June 23 at Redondo Union High School.
The winner must also be available to play a short, solo recital
at 12:15 PM on May 3 in the Classical Crossroads' First Fridays at First concert series.
An honorarium of $1000 will be provided by Classical Crossroads for this recital.
Decisions of the judges are final. Neither oral nor written critiques will be provided.
Applications must be submitted on-line beginning November 1, 2023 and not later than noon (PST) on January 5, 2024.
Edith Knox Performance Competition and prizes are made possible through support provided by Edith Knox Fund,
the Mimi Horowitz Fund, and individual donors (Angels).
Results from 2023
|Winner ||Cameron Akioka, Piano ||Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major|
|Second ||Rin Homma, Piano ||Ravel: Piano Concerto G major|
|Third ||Sophie Bell, Violin ||Dvořák: Violin Concerto in A minor|
|Fourth ||Lauren Spring, Trumpet ||Neruda: Trumpet Concerto in E-flat major|
|Fifth ||Nathaniel Yue, Cello ||Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor|
Results from 2022
|Winner ||Mei Hotta, Cello ||Shostakovich: Cello Concerto in E-flat major|
|Second ||David Choi, Piano ||Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major|
|Third ||Rachel Kim, Violin ||Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major|
|Fourth||Elaine Tai, Cello ||Schumann: Cello in A minor|
|Fifth ||Natalie Kwok, Cello ||Tchaikovsky: Variations of a Rococo Theme|
Results from 2020
|Winner ||Mi-Hyun Suh, Piano ||Chopin: Concerto for Piano in F minor|
|Second (tie)||Tiffany Koo Piano ||Tchaikovsky: Concerto No. 1 for Piano|
|Second (tie)||Kevin Song, Cello||Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme|
|Third||Austin Ho, Piano||Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on Paganini|
|Fourth ||Dallas Noble, Violin ||Sibelius: Concerto for Violin in D minor|
Results from 2019
|Winner ||Audrey Park, Violin ||Sibelius: Concerto for Violin in D minor|
|Second ||Irene Lee, Cello ||Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme|
|Third (tie)||Tiffany Koo Piano ||Tchaikovsky: Concerto No. 1 for Piano|
|Third (tie)||Dominik Yoder, Piano||Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on Paganini|
|Fourth ||Eilene Tai, Cello ||Elgar: Cello Concerto|
Results from 2018
|Winner ||Victor Shlyaknenko, Piano ||Liszt Concerto for Piano No. 1|
|Second ||Strauss Shir, Violin ||Sibelius: Concerto for Violin in D minor|
|Third ||Max Hammond, Violin ||Prokofiev: Concerto for Piano No. 3 in C major,|
|Fourth ||Clayton Dungey, Tuba ||Vaughn Williams: Concerto for Tuba|
|Fifth ||Annie SeEun Hyung, Cello ||Dvořák: Cello Concerto in B minor|
Results from 2017
|Winner ||Nicholas Mariscal, Cello ||Samuel Barber: Concerto for Cello, Opus 22|
|Second ||Michael Harper, Trumpet ||Arutunian: Concerto for Trumpet|
|Third ||Heidi Hatch, Violin ||Korngold: Concerto for Violin, Opus 35|
|Fourth ||Tomlin Su, Violin ||Glazunov: Concerto for Violin, Opus 82|
|Fifth ||Max Hammond, Piano ||Schumann: Piano Concerto, Opus 54|
Results from 2016
|Winner||Caroline Ho ||Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1 for Piano in B-flat minor, Opus 23|
|Second||Rainer Crosett ||Bloch Schelomo: Hebraic Rhapsody for Cello|
|Third ||Dillon Parker ||Edward Gregson Concerto for Trumpet |
|Forth ||Max Hammond ||Rachmaninoff Concerto for Piano No. 2 in C minor, Opus 18|
|Fifth ||Kristi Kim ||Elgar Concerto for Cello in E minor, Opus 85 |
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Results from 2015
|Winner ||Jihyun Lily Moon ||Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major, S. 125|
|Second ||Usha Kapoor ||Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, Opus 64|
|Third ||Minh Nguyen||Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Opus 30|
|Fourth ||Kristi Kim||Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor, Opus 85|
|Fifth ||Jamie Kim ||Chaminade Flute Concertino in D major, Opus 107|
Results from 2014
|Winner ||Erick Y. Chong||Dvořák Concerto for Cello in B minor|
|Second|| Howard Chen||Prokofiev Concerto no. 3 for Piano in C major|
|Third ||Karen Su ||Bruch Violin Concerto no. 1 G minor|
|Fourth||Jeffery Li ||Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor|
|Fifth|| Yuet Ka (Keri) Hui||Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto no. 5 in F major|
Results from 2013
|Winner||Hao Zhou ||Wienaiwski Violin Concerto no. 1|
|Second|| Joseph Morris ||Nielsen Clarinet Concerto|
|Third ||Erick Y. Chong ||Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations for Cello in A major|
|Third ||Shotaro Matsumoto ||Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 1 in C major|
|Honorable Mention|| Karen Su ||Wieniawski Violin Concerto no. 2 in D minor|
|Honorable Mention|| Geneva Lewis ||Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto no. 3|
|Honorable Mention|| Noah Sonderling ||Prokofiev Piano Concerto no. 1 in D♭|
Results from 2012
|Winner||Michelle Tseng||Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D|
|Second||Jonathan Mamora ||Prokofiev Piano Concerto no. 3|
|Third||Jeffery Li||Prokofiev Sinfonia Concertante in E minor|
|Third||Jesse Chen||Sibelius Violin Concerto |
|Honorable Mention||Yifan Zhou||Brahms Violin Concerto in D|
|Honorable Mention||Isabella Ma||Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor|