Meet the 2019 Ima Hogg Competition Semi-Finalists

This year’s Ima Hogg Competition features nine young musicians who hail from three countries and five different U.S. states, including two from Texas (and three Rice University graduates). Together, the group has won more than 60 awards and accolades—and all before their 26th birthdays! Read on to learn more about the talented competitors who compete … Continued

2018 Ima Hogg Competition Semi-Finalists

Announcing the semi-finalists of the 2018 Ima Hogg Solo Competition! See these future stars of classical music in performance at the competition semi-finals, May 31 from 9am-4pm at Stude Concert Hall at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. Admission to the semi-finals is FREE. And get your tickets now for the exciting Finals round, June … Continued

The Houston Symphony’s New Ima Hogg Competition Residency

Above: Joseph introduces the clarinet and performs Bartók melodies to support the classroom lesson as part of the Elementary Residency at Crespo presented by BBVA Compass. Many Houston Symphony fans will remember the astonishing performance of the Nielsen Clarinet Concerto that earned Joseph Morris the 2017 Ima Hogg Competition top prize, or the equally spectacular rendition … Continued

Meet the 2017 Ima Hogg Competition Semi-finalists! Part 1

Ten outstanding young musicians were selected as semi-finalists for the 2017 Ima Hogg Competition. From throwing tantrums to wearing fancy dresses – these contestants share their fondest memories of their musical backgrounds. Things to know: 15,279: The number of miles our semi-finalists will travel to Houston for the competition 181: Combined years spent learning their instruments 4: number … Continued

Ima Hogg Competition Finalists Announced!

After many amazing performances at the Semifinal round today, our judges have after much deliberation decided on four finalists for the 2016 Ima Hogg Competition. We present them to you in alphabetical order: Samuel Chan, marimba – Koppel Marimba Concerto No. 1 This 22-year-old marimba player is a graduate of the Hong Kong Academy for … Continued

Meet Stephanie Zyzak: 2016 Ima Hogg Competition Semi-finalist

Meet Ima Hogg Competition Semi-finalist Stephanie Zyzak! This talented 22-year-old violinist currently studies with Miriam Fried at New England Conservatory. We recently got a chance to ask Stephanie a few questions about herself and her musical life. Houston Symphony: Where did you grow up and how did that community affect whom you have become? Stephanie … Continued

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