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Third Prize

Simon Hagopian-Rogers, Violin

USA

Moné Hattori, Violin, JAPAN)

tarting at age 4, Simon began studying at the Special Music School in New York City with Viktor Basis. During that time, he attended the Cremona International Music Academy in Italy four times. At the festival, he took part in the string completion twice. The first time, in 2013, he tied with two other people for second prize. Two years later, he won first prize and performed as soloist with one of the Festival orchestras the following year playing Vitali’s Chaconne and Wieniawski’s Scherzo Tarantella. In 2014, Simon was a first prize wi nner of the Vivo International Competition. In 2015, Simon was one of the first prize winners in the American Protege Competition and won “Judges Favorite Award Winner” Beginning in 2016, Simonbegan studying with Aaron Rosand. In 2017, he played at the Armenian Embassy in Washington DC. in honor of violinist Sergey Khatchaturyan. In 2018, Simon was one of the winners of the Kaufman Music Center Concerto Competition, and performed Spohr concerto no. 8 at Merkin concert hall with the Orchestra. At age 13, Simonwas excepted to Juilliard pre-college, where he began studying with Li Lin. He has been attending precollege since then. In addition to Violin, Simon has been playing Piano for many years and currently studies at Lucy Moses with Genya Payle. He also composes music and has taken private composition lessons at Juilliard precollege with Manuel Sosa. He has performed in master classes for people including Ida Kavafian and Masao Kawasaki