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Winners Announced - 25th Annual Competition
The top two winners of the 25th annual Richard Record Rising Stars Concerto Competition have been named!
André Peck, a 14 year old from La Crosse, began studying piano at four with David Reedy at Reed Music Studios and is currently a student of Dr. Joseph Zins of Crocus Hill Studios in St. Paul, Minnesota.
André was named as a ’23-’24 Fellow by the NPR program, From the Top. André made his orchestral debut at the age of 11 with the Fort Worth Symphony conducted by Miguel Harth-Bedoya. The Rising Stars will be his 7th orchestral performance after being named as a finalist for the upcoming The Final Forte in Madison (2024), semi-finalist at the International Young Artist Concert Competition Chicago (2024), First Prize in the St. Paul Piano Teachers Association Concerto Competition (2023), First Prize in the Minneapolis Mozart Teachers Forum Concerto Competition (2023), and the winner of Piano Texas International Festival and Academy Concerto Competition (2021 and 2022).
André has performed in Master Classes and private lessons with such international luminaries as Tamás Ungár, Pascal Nemirovsky, John Owings, Mikhail Voskresensky, Dang Thai Son, Alvin Chow, Asaf Zohar, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Gabriel Kwok, Andrey Ponochevny, and Igor Resnianski.
Vladimir Tsiper is an 11th grader at the Breck School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has been a student of Lucinda Marvin at MacPhail Center for Music since the age of five. In the last three years he has also been taking lessons with Yulia Ziskel of the New York Philharmonic. In addition to violin, Vladimir is
studying composition with Sarah Miller. He is a member of the Minnesota Youth Symphonies Symphony Orchestra and Artaria Chamber Music School.
Vladimir has won many prizes at venues such as Sherer International Competition, the Schubert Club, Mary West Solo Competition, Thursday Musical, the MacPhail Concerto/Aria Competition, and
Minnesota Sinfonia Young Artists Competition. In the last two years he has performed with the Bloomington (MN) Symphony Orchestra, Dakota Valley Symphony Orchestra, Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis, and the Minnetonka Symphony Orchestra.
The highlights of last season include Vladimir's appearance on the national radio show From The Top, winning the MYS Solo Competition and soloing with the MYS in the Minneapolis Orchestra Hall, receiving the Jacobson Prize at the YPSCA finals, and becoming the West Central Division Winner of the MTNA Senior String Competition.
Aside from music, Vladimir enjoys downhill skiing, theater, and traveling, especially visiting the tallest buildings in the world. He is a movie nerd and an active member of the film lovers' community.