Guo winner of Sorel Piano Competition

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pianist Eric Guo

Pianist Eric Guo

Eric Guo, 18, from Toronto, is First Prize Winner of the Fifth Claudette Sorel Piano Competition, conducted by the Fredonia School of Music on Sunday, Nov. 8.

Mr. Guo received a $2,500 cash award for his performance of Chopin's Andante spianato et Grande polonaise brillante, Op. 22.

Additional special prizes of $250 were awarded by judges to:

  • Adrian King for his performance of the Chopin Etude in C major
  • Katherine Liu for her performance of a contemporary piece by Elliott Carter
  • Elizabeth Zhang for her performance of the Chopin Andante spianato et Grande polonaise brillante, Op. 22
  • Marco Jimenez for his performance of Scriabin’s 6th Piano Sonata

The judges also announced a special mention “Artistry” award to Tiffany Koo.

Fredonia piano faculty members Assistant Professor Eliran Avni (competition director), Professor Fr. Sean Duggan, Lecturer Anne Kissel and Assistant Professor Nick Weiser served as final round judges.

The competition is made possible thanks to generous support from The Sorel Organization, Inc., through the Fredonia College Foundation.

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