Young Artists Competition - Mondavi Center at UC Davis

The 12th Annual Mondavi Center Young Artists National Competition offers the Founders Prize in Piano to U.S.-resident pianists ages 18–22, and the Young Artists Prize to California-resident pianists and instrumentalists ages 12–17.


We are pleased to announce the finalists of the 2016 Mondavi Center Young Artists National Competition!

Final auditions will be held at Mondavi Center on March 19, 2016, and are open to the public with a Young Artists Competition 3-event package ticket.

Founders Division Pianists
Alexander Agate: Moorpark, CA
Kevin Ahfat: New York, NY
Patrick Elisha: Bloomington, IN
Greg Hartmann: Cincinnati, OH
Sahun Sam Hong: Baltimore, MD
Hugo Kitano: San Francisco, CA
Jonathan Mak: Cleveland, OH
Stephanie Tang: Upland, CA

Young Artists Instrumentalists
Cameron Alan-Lee
Aileen Chung
Ellie Kanayama
Lucy Kim
Nathan Le
Nicholas Padmanabhan
James Poe

Young Artists Pianists
Josephine Chan
Ophir Horovitz
Christopher Richardson
Andy Sheng
Parker Van Ostrand
Elizabeth Zietz


Concert Artists Guild Napa Valley Festival del Sole
Steinway & Sons