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Designed to support the development of young artists and celebrate the lifelong creativity of DC-area performers, the Misbin Family Memorial Chamber Music Competition is open to instrumental chamber music students and adult amateur musicians. Participants are adjudicated by a panel of judges made up of distinguished performers, teachers, and other recognized members of the greater Washington music community.

The competition is open to the public free of charge—a great opportunity to hear promising young artists in a varied program. Winners receive cash awards and opportunities to perform in prestigious venues across the Washington, DC, metro region.

The 2024 Competition took place on Sunday, April 28, 2024. Special thanks to this year’s judges, Leander Bien, Peter Morris, and Kumiko Sakamoto.

Levine Music and Washington Performing Arts gratefully acknowledges Dr. Robert Misbin as well as the support of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts.

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Congratulations to the participants, their teachers, coaches, and their families!

Junior Division

First Place: PianoForte (Vienne Wong, cello; Jason Ding, piano; coached by Anna Soukiassian)

Second Place: The Dynamics Duo (Aden Garland, violin; Abby Reid, cello; coached by Virgilio Joven)

Honorable Mention: WolfGang Quartet (Lyla Lim, violin; Noemi Zeitlin, violin; Aurora Wu, viola; Jules Amyot, cello; coached by Chris Sanchez)


Senior Division

First Place: CRAB Quartet (Ryan Chun, violin; Birka Chen, violin; Andrew Evans, viola; Caleb Han, cello; coached by Jing Qiao)

Second Place: Trio CYD (Yixuan Li, violin; Caleb Fan, cello; Derek Yang, piano; coached by Claudia Chudacoff)

Honorable Mention: The Duo Contento (Raymond Lim, violin; Dylan Schenker, piano; coached by Min-Jeong Kim and Jodi Danis)


Misbin Family Memorial Award

On the Other Hand (Uma Das, piano; Sam Brose, piano; coached by Natalia Efremova)