Congratulations to the winners of the 2019-2020 Princeton University Orchestra Concerto Competition:
Fumika Mizuno ’21: Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto Op. 14
Hana Mundiya ’20: W.A. Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216
Allison Spann ’20: Excerpt from David del Tredici’s Final Alice
Vian Wagatsuma ’23: W. A. Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467
This year’s competition was open to repertory written pre-1800 and post-1945. Seventeen students signed up for the preliminary round, judged by tenor William Burden, French Horn Faculty member Christopher Komer, and former competition winner and Department Outreach Manager Dasha Koltunyuk ’15. The final round was judged by conductor David Hayes.
Fumika and Hana will be featured in Princeton University Orchestra’s concerts this season on March 6 & 7 in Richardson Auditorium. Allison and Vian will appear with the orchestra during the fall 2020 semester.
ABOUT THE WINNERS
Violinist Fumika Mizuno is a junior in the Politics Department, pursuing certificates in East Asian Studies and American Studies. Born in Tokyo and raised in Portland, Oregon, Fumika has played violin for most of her life, pursuing her love of music on campus as a member of the Princeton University Orchestra, Opus 21 chamber music ensemble, and employee of the Mendel Music Library. Last year, she was also a recipient of the Humanities Council’s Haarlow Prize.