Announcing Simon Fiset Strings Division winners

2019 Simon-Fiset Strings Competition Winners

The 2019 Simon-Fiset Strings Competition was held March 4 at Queen Anne Presbyterian Church. The
adjudicator was Elisa Barston, Principal Second Violin of the Seattle Symphony.

The winners of the 2019 Simon-Fiset Strings Competition are as follows:
Primary Division:
First Place: Ling-Xi Ma (violin), Student of Jan Coleman
Second Place: Claire Holt (violin), Student of Jan Coleman
Honorable Mention: Mako Nishimura (cello), Student of Haeyoon Shin
Honorable Mention: Joy Zhan (violin), Student of Shan Han

Elementary Division:
First Place: Jeanne Park (violin), Student of Jan Coleman (Jean Kantner Memorial Trophy Winner)
Second Place: Tokuji Miyasaka (violin), Student of Simon James
Third Place: Leyan Gao (violin), Student of Yi Zhou
Honorable Mention: Bina Erickson (violin), Student of Jan Coleman
Honorable Mention: Hana Gottesman (violin), Student of Jan Coleman
Honorable Mention: Claire Kim (violin), Student of Jan Coleman
Honorable Mention: Jesse Krentz (cello), Student of Kevin Krentz

Junior Division:
First Place: Yesong Sophie Lee (violin), Student of Simon James (Verna Powell Award Winner)
Second Place: Kaia Selden (violin), Student of Simon James
Third Place: Ruby Ro (violin), Student of Simon James
Honorable Mention: Lisa An (violin), Student of Simon James
Honorable Mention: Adlai Erickson (cello), Student of Jared Ballance
Honorable Mention: Rachel Gardner (violin), Student of Simon James
Honorable Mention: Zoe Lonsinger (violin), Student of Simon James
Honorable Mention: Michael Yang (cello), Student of Haeyoon Shin

Senior Division:
First Place: Marley Erickson (violin), Student of Simon James (Kent Coleman Memorial Trophy Winner)
Second Place: Tabitha Mason (violin), Student of Simon James
Third Place: Yvette Kraft (violin), Student of Simon James