Marilyn Mindell Piano Competition

For over a decade the legacy of Marilyn Mindell has lived on in this competition. Marilyn was a tireless and passionate advocate for music education in San Mateo County and was a supporter of PSO for many years.

The Competition features both junior and senior divisions. In addition to cash prizes, the winner of the senior division performs a concerto movement with the Peninsula Symphony on our Family Concert in April, and winners of the junior division perform their solo selections in a recital format prior to the orchestra's performance that afternoon.

 
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2018 SENIOR DIVISION WINNERS

First Prize– Catherine Huang (Center)
Second Prize – Ophir Horovitz (Left)
Third Prize – Nicole Allen (Right)
Sonata Prize – Catherine Huang

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2018 JUNIOR DIVISION WINNERS

Spencer Cha, Jeston Lu, Annie Ping

Junior Division Honorable Mentions

Rin Homma, Kelvin Jiang, Theresa Nguyen, Nancy Zheng,
Melody Choi, Nathan Chi, Riley Kong, Curtis Li


2019 Marilyn Mindell Piano Competition

The 2019 Marilyn Mindell Piano Competition will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Braun Music Center on the Stanford University campus. The Jury will include Peninsula Symphony Music Director, Mitchell Sardou Klein and Stanford University Professor, Fred Weldy.

For general information and inquiries, please contact us at info@peninsulasymphony.org or (650) 941-5291

2019 Senior Competition Eligibility and Requirements

Eligibility: Open to all pianists 15-18 years old as of February 2, 2019, residing in the Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Francisco, Contra Costa, and Alameda counties.

 Prizes:

  • 1st prize - $1000, in addition to a performance of one movement of a concerto with the Peninsula Symphony at the Family Concert on April 7, 2019

  • 2nd prize - $500

  • 3rd prize - $250

  • Best Performance of a Sonata - $200

Repertoire: One movement of a Beethoven, Mozart or Haydn Sonata; and One movement of a Concerto (chosen from the concerti list).

2019 Junior Competition Eligibility and Requirements

Eligibility: Open to all pianists 10-14 years old as of February 2, 2019, residing in the Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Francisco, Contra Costa, and Alameda counties.

Prizes:

Three winners will be selected.  Prize includes:

  • $100

  • Award Certificate

  • Performance at the Peninsula Symphony’s Family Concert on April 7, 2019

Repertoire: One solo piano piece with a time limit of 6-10 minutes.  The submitted repertoire will be subject to approval by the competition.