Arianna Körting Wins First Prize in Piano Competition

Arianna on From the Top, March 2008

We just heard that From The Top alum Arianna Körting (Show 175 in Boston, MA) snagged First Prize in the first ever David D. Dubois International Piano Competition! 16-year-old Arianna is currently a student of Gerardo Teissonnière in the Preparatory Division of the Cleveland Institute of Music.

The Dubois International Piano Competition was held at Bowling Green State University from February 4-6, 2011.

Nineteen semi-finalists were selected by preliminary auditions to compete for over $3,000 in prizes and awards. The musicians were selected from a pool of international applicants and were judged by five distinguished concert artists including Drs. Laura Melton, Robert Saterlee, Thomas Rosenkranz, Fang Tzu-Liu, from the Piano Faculty at BGSU and Alvin Chow, Associate Professor of Piano and Chairman of the Piano Department at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. The final round of the competition was held at 9:00am Sunday, February 6, 2011 in Kobacker Hall at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

This year’s semi-finalists included:

Alex Berko, 15, Solon, OH
Ricardo Acosta Murguia, 17, Interlochen, MI (Mexico)
Michael Lenahan, 16, Rossford, OH
Meredith Bixel, 18, Bluffton, OH
Vivian Anderson, 15, Ann Arbor, MI
Brooke Evans, 18, Findlay, OH
Iris Jang, 16, Westerville, OH
Brook Zhang, 16, Gahanna, OH
Arianna Korting, 16, Gates Mills, OH
Amy Fan, 15, Bowling Green, OH
Scott Sherman, 17, W. Bloomfield, MI
Naomi Causby, 16, Columbia, SC
Cathy Li, 16, Sewickley, PA
Miguel Morrissey, 16, Interlochen, MI (Port Charlotte, FL)
Kangling Gu, 15, Troy, MI
Michelle Lui, 18, Interlochen, MI (Hong Kong)
Danni Feng, 17, LaSalle, Ontario, Canada
Michael Tsang, 18, Pittsburg, PA
Heather Shen, 15, Birmingham, MI