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Young Artist Awards Program

Ambassador and Endeavor Music Awards


The Young Artist Awards Program helps talented school children gain the education needed to succeed as great musicians. All over the country today music budgets in our schools are cut to a minimum leaving gifted kids with no opportunity to obtain a superior education due to financial constraints. The Max Reger Foundation of America is committed to making a difference so that these young artists are given a chance to excel.

In partnership with the Manhattan School of Music (NYC) and the New England Conservatory (Boston), each of our scholarship recipients study the music of Max Reger to ensure that his music is performed as part of their curriculum and to inspire them to make his music a part of their lives.

In addition to the scholarships, The Max Reger Foundation of America creates opportunities for these children to share their gifts with the public. Performance outside of the educational environment is important to the overall development of an artistic training and the Foundation is dedicated to provide this service to these children and the community.



Meet our Current Recipients

Forrest Eimold
Ambassador Award - Piano
Academic Year 2014 / 2015
New England Conservatory Preparatory School

Forrest Eimold is 15 years old and currently attends the New England Conservatory of Music (NEC) Preparatory School where he studies piano with Dr. Marc Ryser. His success as a young pianist has allowed him to perform at Jordan Hall as the soloist in Olivier Messiaenís Oiseaux exotiques with the New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble and the Tsai Performance Center at Boston University.

He is an avid chamber musician. Currently, he performs with the Pierrot Ensemble at the Conservatory as well as a self-coached piano quintet. Forrest has attended the Greenwood Music Camp and performed at the Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice sponsored by New England Conservatory.

In addition to piano, Forrest studies organ and composition. He is the Organ Scholar at St. Paulís Parish - Harvard Square, where he studies organ with John Robinson. In addition, Forrest studies composition with Dr. Larry Bell at NEC. He was twice a finalist at the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards and his compositions have been performed at the Rivers School Conservatory, Greenwood Music Camp, the New England Conservatory and St. Paulís Parish

Julian Grabarek
Nicholas A Tranquillo Endeavor Music Award - Piano
Academic Year 2014 / 2015
New England Conservatory Preparatory School
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Julian Grabarek is a 17 year old pianist from Acton, Massachusetts. He began his Conservatory studies at the age of 12. Julian currently studies with Angel Ramon Rivera, and formerly with Marilyn Roth, at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School, in Boston where he is enrolled in the certificate program.
Last summer, Julian traveled and performed in Vienna and Budapest as part of NECís Piano Tour led by Mrs. Roth. He has collaborated with oboist Peggy Pearson in two separate ensembles. Under the direction of Aldo Abreu, Julian plays harpsichord in baroque ensembles. He enjoys playing chamber music, and in particular, playing piano four-hands repertoire.
Julian is a junior in high school where he conducts the schoolís 120 piece marching band and plays oboe as part of the schoolís concert band. Outside of music he enjoys history and the sciences.
 

Young Artist Award Alumni

Phoung Nghi Pham - Piano
2007 to 2014: John C. Holtz Ambassador Award
New England Conservatory Preparatory School
Boston, Massachusetts

Julia Cha - Piano
2013 to 2014: Nicholas A Tranquillo Endeavor Music Award
Manhattan School of Music Preparatory School
New York City

Myung-In (Solomon) Lee - Cello
2013 to 2014: Endeavor Music Award
Manhattan School of Music Preparatory School
New York City

Evan Pasternak - Violin
2013 to 2014: Endeavor Music Award
Manhattan School of Music Preparatory School
New York City

Xinman Wu - Piano
2013 to 2014: Endeavor Music Award
Manhattan School of Music Preparatory School
New York City

Harrison Li - Piano
2011 to 2013: Endeavor Music Award
Manhattan School of Music Preparatory School
New York City

Cordelia Mutter - Cello
2012 to 2013: Endeavor Music Award
Manhattan School of Music Preparatory School
New York City

Christine Suh - Violin
2012 to 2013: Endeavor Music Award
Manhattan School of Music Preparatory School
New York City

Sibo Wang - Piano
2012 to 2013: Endeavor Music Award
Manhattan School of Music Preparatory School
New York City

Katherine Kobylarz - Violin
2011 to 2012: Endeavor Music Award
Manhattan School of Music Preparatory School
New York City

Nicolas Vivas Nikonorow - Cello
2011 to 2012: Endeavor Music Award
Manhattan School of Music Preparatory School
New York City

Esther Roestan - Violin
2011 to 2012: Endeavor Music Award
Manhattan School of Music Preparatory School
New York City

Hannah Ji - Violin
2007 to 2009: Ambassador Award
Manhattan School of Music Preparatory School
New York City

 

 

Performance Awards Program

2008 Max Reger Prize

On March 16, 2008, Richard and Valentin Humburger (Munich, Germany) won the first Max Reger Prize ever awarded in the United States. They were among 13 finalists from around the world who competed at the Dranoff International Two Piano Competition, in Miami, Florida.

Each piano duo was required to perform one of two major Reger two-piano compositions:

o Introduktion, Passacaglia und Fuge, Opus 96
o Variationen und Fuge Łber ein Thema von Beethoven, Opus 86
 
The Humbergerís chose to perform Opus 86 and they did so splendidly. Regerís two-piano compositions are extremely difficult pieces both musically and technically.

 

 


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