Lawrence Piano Students Shine in Schubert Club Scholarship Competition

Posted on: March 25th, 2013 by Rick Peterson

Daniel Kuzuhara, a junior from Madison, earned second-place honors Sunday, March 24 in the collegiate piano division finals of the Schubert Club’s annual Bruce P. Carlson Student Scholarship Competition conducted at the Landmark Center in Minneapolis, Minn.

Daniel Kuzuhara ’14

One of five current Lawrence piano students to advance to the finals, Kuzuhara received a $1,500 scholarship for his performance. He previously won the 2011 Neale-Silva Young Artists Competition sponsored by Wisconsin Public Radio.

Also competing in the finals were junior Anthony Capparelli, who was awarded honor mention recognition, senior Jonathan Gmeinder, junior Cameron Pieper and sophomore Elizabeth Vaughan.

Leonard Hayes, a 2011 Lawrence graduate, also advanced to the finals and earned honorable mention recognition.

Yi-Yang Chen from Taiwan, a graduate student at the Juilliard School studying under 1973 Lawrence graduate Robert McDonald, earned first-place honors.

Held each spring, the Schubert Club’s student scholarship competition awards approximately $50,000 annually to young musicians in six categories: combined brass and woodwinds; guitar; organ; piano; strings; and voice in age groups ranging from seventh-grade through graduate school.

About Lawrence University
Founded in 1847, Lawrence University uniquely integrates a college of liberal arts and sciences with a nationally recognized conservatory of music, both devoted exclusively to undergraduate education. It was selected for inclusion in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013 and the book “Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About College.” Individualized learning, the development of multiple interests and community engagement are central to the Lawrence experience. Lawrence draws its 1,500 students from nearly every state and more than 50 countries. Follow Lawrence on Facebook.

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