NYFC Competition 2015 Winners
The 2015 New York Flute Club Competition was held on March 15 at the Flute Fair at Columbia University's Faculty House. Congratulations to the winners, who were featured in recital on our concert series on Sunday, April 26 at 5:30 pm:
1st prize: David Ordovsky
2nd prize: Julie Lee
3rd prize: Giorgio Consolati (video performance)
We would like to acknowledge all the talented young artists who participated and thank Patricia Zuber, competition coordinator, and the distinguished panel of judges: Jeremy Benson, Yevgeny Faniuk, Trudy Kane, John Herrick Littlefield, and Sandra Olson.
Special thanks to Phil Unger and the Flute Center of New York for sponsoring the first prize.
David Ordovsky was born in 1989 in Kiev, Ukraine and grew up in Saint Petersburg, Russia. He began flute studies at age five with Alexander Kiskachi, and moved to California at age 17 to attend Idyllwild Arts Academy as a scholarship student of Sara Andon. He earned a bachelor's degree from Mannes College the New School for Music in 2013, studying under Judith Mendenhall, and is now pursuing a master's degree at the same institution. Mr. Ordovsky has been a participant and prize winner in various competitions and festivals in Russia, Israel, Bulgaria, Germany, and the Netherlands, and made his New York concerto debut in November 2014 with a performance of the Nielsen concerto with the Mannes Orchestra.
Born in Vancouver, Canada in 1991 and raised in Seoul, Korea, Julie Lee received a bachelor of music degree at Mannes College the New School for Music, studying under Keith Underwood. She is a graduate of the New England Conservatory Preparatory School and the Walnut Hill School for the Arts, and a former student of Judy Grant, Nancy Stagnitta, and So-Young Lee. Ms. Lee has won first and second prizes in major competitions in Korea, participated in the Orford Music Festival and Tanglewood Institute, and was a Young Artist at the Boston Flute Academy. Julie is currently working as a graduate assistant at Carnegie Mellon University, where she is pursuing a master of music degree as a student of Alberto Almarza and Jeanne Baxtresser.
Giorgio Consolati was born in 1993. He graduated from the G. Verdi Conservatory of Milan in 2012 and is currently studying at the Juilliard School under the guidance of Carol Wincenc. Mr. Consolati regularly plays in the Juilliard Orchestra and has performed as principal flute in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and the Peter Jay Sharp Theater. He has won several competitions in Italy, including third prize (first not assigned) at the 2013 Leonardo De Lorenzo International Competition, and attended masterclasses with Sir James Galway, Ransom Wilson, Maxence Larrieu, and Patrick Gallois. A career highlight will be his April 19 solo performance in Debussy’s Afternoon of a Faun with conductor David Robertson at Avery Fisher Hall.