With their stunning performance at the Finals Concert, Project Fusion saxophone quartet from Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY) claimed the Grand Prize at the 2013 Plowman Chamber Music Competition yesterday at the Missouri Theatre in Columbia.
Our audience agreed with the result: Project Fusion had more than twice as many votes than other groups combined together.
The other prize winners were:
$5000 Dr. David & Nancy Bedan Grand Prize - Project Fusion (saxophone quartet)
$2000 Odyssey Chamber Music Series in the memory of Dr. Harry Berrier First Prize in Piano & Strings - Altius Quartet (string quartet)
$2000 Georgia Morehouse in the memory of Dr. Larry Morehouse First Prize in Winds, Brass & Percussion - Kenari Quartet (saxophone quartet)
$500 Dr. Edward and Judith Chmielewski Honorable Mention - Orava String Quartet
$500 Anonymous Donor in Honor of Odyssey Musicians - Nautilus Brass Quintet
Hugo Vianello Audience Prize - Project Fusion (saxophone quartet)
Judges Special Recognition - Trio Artica (pn trio), The Fawn Trio (pn-fl-cl), Khrysos Saxophone Quartet
Ayako Tsuruta, Artistic Director