The six finalists


The four finalists for 2019: Sakurako, Antonio, Claire, and Zechariah

2019 Results

1st place AB Culver Award:
Sakurako Erikson, 17 yrs, Milwaukee, WI. Prokofiev Piano Concerto no. 3. Studies with Stefanie Jacob.

2nd place Jane Saline Memorial Award:
Antonio Wu , 15 yrs, Madison, WI. Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No, 2 in C minor, Op. 18. Studies with Shu-Ching-Chuang.

3rd place Jan and Tom Brock Award:
Claire Arias-Kim, 17 yrs, Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Devorák Violin concerto in A minor. Studies with Almita Vamos.

3rd place Jay and Dawn Jaehnke Award:
Zechariah Mo, 17 yrs, Rolling Meadows, IL. Dvorak cello concerto in B minor, 1st mvt. Studies with Almita Vamos and Roland Vamos.

Honorary Gundersen Award:
Beatrice Grant, 16 yrs, Waconia, MN.
Honorary Bolstad Award: Grace Kim, 17 yrs, Waunakee, WI.

THANK YOU to our 2019 Richard Record Rising Stars Concerto Competition Sponsors!


Antonio Wu


Sakurako Eriksen