Here are the winners of WPR's 2006 Neale-Silva Young Artists' Competition,
which recognizes outstanding young Wisconsin classical performers who demonstrate an exceptionally
high level of artistry.
Kayme Henkel, Piano -- from Johnson Creek (UW-Madison)
Jeannette Jang, Violin -- from Mequon (UW-Madison)
Piano Quintet (UW-Madison)
Kathryn Colucci, Piano -- from Madison
Derek Powell, Violin -- from Madison
Jessica Jordan, Violin -- from Aurora, IL
Elizabeth Sanger, Viola -- from Wauwatosa
Jamie Davis, Cello -- from Stevens Point
Sara Kind, Saxophone -- from Oshkosh (Lawrence University)
Mike Truesdell, Percussion - from Verona (Lawrence University)
The winners emerged from a competition held March 19th at Wisconsin Public Radio. The competition was open
to musicians between the ages of 17 and 26 who are residents of - or students in - Wisconsin. Winners received
a cash prize and performed at Wisconsin Public Radio's Neale-Silva Concert of Young Musicians.
The concert at the Chazen Museum in Madison was broadcast live statewide as a special edition of
"Sunday Afternoon Live from the Chazen" on Sunday, April 2nd on the NPR News and Classical Music stations of
Wisconsin Public Radio.
This contest was made possible by a grant from the estate of the late UW-Madison
professor Eduardo Neale-Silva with additional support from Wisconsin Public
Radio, the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music and J.W. Pepper &
Son, which provided each finalist a gift certificate for printed music from