International Competition

2015-2016 Winners

Congratulations to all competitors who participated in the 2015-2016 Forte International Music Competition! We are pleased to announce this year's winners below.



Platinum Award

Anais Reno, Voice, USA


Best Teacher Award

Sarah Toler



1st Place Award

Petite: Phoebe Qian, Cello, USA

Junior: Chloe Joo, Violin, USA

Teen: LiYuan Byrne, Piano, USA

Senior: n/a

Adult: Jonathan Soederlund, Piano, USA



Special Awards

Best Piano Technique Award: Vladimir Tiagunov, USA

Best Strings Technique Award: Magdalena Garbalinska, USA

Best Vocal Technique Award: Becca Conviser, USA

Most Expressive Young Performer Award: Elizabeth Neftin, USA

Most Expressive Performer Award: Anais Reno, USA

Most Charming Gentleman Award: Jonathan Soederlund, USA

Most Charming Lady Award: Melanie Berman, USA



Once again, congratulations, and we can’t wait to see you in NYC next year!


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