2019 Paderewski Youth Piano Competition Winners


Paderewski Festival Announces Winners of the 2019 Youth Competition

Paso Robles, CA- The Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles announces the results of the 2019 Youth Piano Competition. The auditions were held at the Park Ballroom in Paso Robles on Saturday, October 5, 2019. There were a total of eleven contestants, nine in the Junior Division (ages 9-14) and three in the Senior Division (ages 15-18). Jurors included Cal Poly San Luis Obispo faculty members India D’Avignon and Paul Woodring, and Marek Zebrowski, Director of the Polish Music Center at the USC Thornton School of Music and Artistic Director of the Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles. 

In the Junior Division the 2019 Youth Competition winners include Noelle Hadsall (10) from Santa Barbara, CA (Third Prize), Andy Shen (13) from San Luis Obispo, CA (Second Prize), and Suri Kim (11), from Orcutt, CA (First Prize). 

In the Senior Division the winner was Isabella Osgood (16) from San Luis Obispo, CA. 

Colin Foster (9) from San Luis Obispo, CA was awarded the the Paderewski Legacy Award.

Individual cash prizes range from $200-750.

The photo below includes the winners of the 2019 competition.

Any questions should be directed to our Youth Piano Competition Coordinator Emma Levine.

She can be reached at ellevine@calpoly.edu or 818.398.7639