Chamber Music Competition

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The 2022 Chamber Music Competition and Awards Concert

Concluding its 6th year, The Franklin Pond Chamber Music Competition invited 13 ensembles, for a total of 51 students, to perform at Spivey Hall for the live final round before an independent panel of distinguished judges. Open to middle and high school students throughout the state of Georgia, preliminary rounds were submitted in April via video upload, and the final round included students from the Atlanta metro area as well as Savannah. Competing ensembles performed before an independent panel of  judges, and winners received cash prizes as well the opportunity to perform before a live audience at the Awards Concert. This years' judging panel was comprised of the 4 members of the acclaimed Dali Quartet. There are two divisions in the Competition, Middle School and High School, as well as a School Prize category, awarded to one group (middle or high school) whose members attend the same school.

Congratulations to the winners and finalists of the
2022 Franklin Pond Chamber Music Competition!

High School Division

Grand Prize - $2,000
The Sycamore Trio
Brandon Leonard, Tobias Liu, Grace Peng

2nd Place Ensemble - $1,200
Enchant Trio
Claire Cho, Philip Jeong, Nathan Liu

3rd Place Ensemble - $600
Con Fuego
Ashley Heo, E'LissaAnn Jones, Roy Lee, Jiayi Liu, Jensi Perng

4th Prize - $400
Mozart Trio
Brayden Wilson, Cal Walrath, and Stanley Yeboah


Middle School Division

Grand Prize - $1,000
Spitzenreiter Piano Trio
Lucas Liu. Ethan Lo, Ethan Nie

2nd Place Ensemble - $500
Mozarten Quartet
Victor Huang, Abhinav Ivaturi, Rebecca Ma, Jeffrey Zhang


School Prize

$500 to school orchestra booster, $500 to ensemble
Brentano Piano Trio, Johns Creek High School
Abigail Kim, Isabella Lin, Jason Seo

Competition News

Listen to Christopher O'Riley during a special broadcast of NPR's "From the Top," from backstage at The Fischoff National Chamber
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Judges for the 2022 Chamber Music Competition were members of the Dalí Quartet. The Dalí Quartet is acclaimed for bringing Latin American quartet repertoire to an equal standing alongside the Classical and Romantic canon. Its fresh approach has been sought out by distinguished series in New York, Toronto, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, Seattle, San Juan and countless communities beyond. The quartet has been called upon for return engagements at the National Gallery of Art, Friends of Chamber Music in Portland, and Chamber Music at Beall, among others.
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Attending the Event

Both the Competition and the Awards Concert are free, family-friendly, and open to the public. Tickets are required to attend the Awards Concert.

2022 Competition

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2021 Chamber Music Competition:
Grand Prize winners' performance (Sycamore Trio)