Claudette Sorel Piano Competition FINALIST ROUND

The Claudette Sorel Piano Competition ( at Fredonia is open to young artists ages 15-18 who are passionate about piano performance and repertoire. First Prize is $2,500 cash and a recording session with a sound engineer. An additional $1,250 of Sorel Special Prizes will be awarded by the panel of judges. 


The ten talented finalists selected to perform in this year's FINALIST ROUND include: Alexei Aceto from Ithaca, Henry Tang from Brooklyn, Harue Suzuki from Williamsville, Michael McClure from Kenmore, Deven Shah from Wattsburg, Pa.; Paulina Kotarski from Elmwood Park, Ill.; Craig Murray from Mt. Vernon, N.Y.; Lawrence Lan from East Setauket, Simone Viola from Clarence Center and Ketzia Lee from New York City.

Each finalist will perform a 10-15 minute recital (repertoire chosen by performer) in the acclaimed Juliet J. Rosch Recital Hall. Winners will be announced after a short meeting of the judges, and a reception will follow. 

The competition is named for pianist and SUNY Distinguished Professor Claudette Sorel and is supported by a foundation she founded. The Sorel Organization intends to create opportunities for women in composition, conducting, piano, voice and film scoring and to keep musical excellence alive while expanding the boundaries for women in music.

Judges include: Eliran Avni, Mary Marden Cobb, Fr. Sean Duggan, Phyllis East, and Anne Kissel.


This event will be live streamed at

Event is free.

Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Rosch Recital Hall (Mason)
Mason Hall, Fredonia, NY 14063

Event Type

Arts, Music




Open to Public


Division of Academic Affairs (AA), College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA), School of Music



Event is free



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