Ima Hogg Competition

 Named to honor the memory of Miss Ima Hogg, a co-founder of the Houston Symphony, this prestigious competition is open to young musicians who play standard orchestral instruments or piano. Through the support of the Houston Symphony League since 1976, this competition provides performance opportunities for aspiring musicians ages 13-30.

2015 Houston Symphony Ima Hogg Competition:
The 2015 IHC will take place on June 4-6, 2015 at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music. Application information will be available on this webpage on October 1st. This years competition will, once again, be open to all orchestral instruments and piano. 10 semifinalists will be selected and the finalists will perform with the Houston Symphony to determine the winner. Cash prizes total $43,000!

2014 Houston Symphony Ima Hogg Competition
The 2014 IHC took place at the Shepherd School of Music on the campus of Rice University from May 29-31, 2014. The winners of this competition were:

First Place, The Grace Woodson Memorial Award:
Lin Ma, clarinet
$25,000 and performance at the Houston Chronicle Concert on July 12, 2014 at 8:00 PM






Second Place, Ima Hogg Competition Second Place Award:
Yekwon Sunwoo
, piano

$10,000 and performance at the Miller Outdoor Theatre on June 28, 2014 at 8:30 PM

 

 

Third Place, The Selma Neumann Memorial Award:
Maria Chlebus, marimba
$5,000

 

 

 

Fourth Place, The Jean Whitbread Kucera Award:
Fedor Amosov, cello
$1,000

 

 

 


The Robert and Nancy Peiser Award for Artistic Encouragement:
Fedor Amosov, cello
$1,000 - selected by the musicians of the Houston Symphony

 

 


The Herman Shoss Audience Choice Award
:
Fedor Amosov, cello
$1,000

 

 

 

 


SPONSORS
:
The Houston Symphony gratefully acknowledges the following supporters of the Ima Hogg Competition.

The official airline sponsor of the
Ima Hogg Competition
                                                           




 
                     

 

2013 Ima Hogg Competition Winners:

  • 1st Prize/Gold Medal: Moran Katz, clarinet
  • 2nd Prize/Silver Medal: Vladimir Khomyakov, piano
  • 3rd Prize/Bronze Medal: Min Jung Kim, piano
  • 4th Prize: Elizabeth Fayette, violin
  • Audience Choice Award: Moran Katz
  • Artistic Encouragement Award: Moran Katz

2012 Ima Hogg Competition Winners:

  • 1st Prize/Gold Medal: Megan Levin, harp
  • 2nd Prize/Silver Medal: Wei Chen Lin, marimba
  • 3rd Prize/Bronze Medal: Laura Park, violin
  • 4th Prize: Andrew Staupe, piano
  • Audience Choice Award: Andrew Staupe

2011 Ima Hogg Competition Winners:

  • 1st Prize / Gold Medalist: Brook Speltz, cellist
  • 2nd Prize / Silver Medalist: Esther Park, pianist
  • 3rd Prize / Bronze Medalist: Siwoo Kim, violinist
  • 4th Prize: Geraldine Ong, pianist
  • Audience Choice Award: Geraldine Ong

 

Photo Credit: Jeff Fitlow

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