International Competition

2016-2017 Winners

Congratulations to all competitors who participated in the 2016-2017 Forte International Music Competition! We are pleased to announce this year's winners below.



Platinum Award

Banlingyu Ban, Voice, NY, USA


Best Teacher Award

Arthur Levy



1st Place Award

Petite: N/A

Junior: Deana Marchuk, Voice, NY, USA

Teen: Olivia San, Piano, MA, USA

Senior: Elizaveta Chkhaidze, Piano, NY, USA

Adult: Alaina Logee, Voice, NY, USA



Special Awards

Best Piano Technique Award: Olivia San, MA, USA

Best Strings Technique Award: Rachel Joo, NY, USA

Best Vocal Technique Award: Jaeyeon Kim, NY, USA

Most Expressive Performer Award: Alaina Logee, NY, USA

Most Expressive Young Performer Award: Deana Marchuk, NY, USA

Most Charming Gentleman Award: Andrew Pulver, NJ, USA

Most Charming Lady Award: Jaeyeon Kim, NY, USA


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


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