The 2016 Major auditions were held on April 15 and 16. The adjudicator was Fred Bronstein, Dean of the Peabody Institute. Dean Bronstein selected the following winners:
Jessica Victoria Bachicha, soprano
Matthew Watkins, flute
Dana Schneider, harp
Zoe Sorrell, flute
Ching Wei Lin, harp
William Andrews, tenor
Katie Manukyan, soprano
Beo string quartet:
Jason Neukom, violin
Sandro Leal-Santiesteban, violin
Ryan Ash, cello
Sean Neukom, viola
Each of the winners will receive an honorarium from the Benjamin and Eleanor Benswamger Memorial Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation and will be featured in one of three fall concerts. Further information about the artists and their recitals will be posted on this site as soon as scheduling is finalized.
Congratulations to the winners and sincere thanks to all those who participated in these auditions.