Pianist Yujin "Stacy" Joo '16 won the 12th annual Cornell Concerto Competition Dec. 13 for her performance of Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26, Mvt. 1, accompanied by Blaise Bryski. A chemistry and biology major in the College of Arts and Sciences, Joo has played piano for ensembles including the orchestra, wind symphony and a cover band.
She was one of four finalists chosen by judges Phiroze Mehta and Shea Scruggs of Ithaca College and James Tapia of Syracuse University.
Other finalists were:
- Jae Baek '17, a biological engineering major, performing Aram Kachaturian's Concerto for Flute Mvt. 1 (Allegro con Fermezza), accompanied by Mary Ann Miller;
- Ellie Bayles '17, a biometry and statistics major, performing Jacques Ibert FluteConcerto, Mvt. 3, accompanied by Liz Shuan;
- Jeremy Gershonowitz '18, a materials science and engineering major in the College of Engineering, performing Edward Elgar's Cell Concerto No. 1, Mvt. 4, accompanied by Miri Yampolsky;
- Matthew Peraza '18, a biology major, performing George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue."