Wednesday, April 3rd 2019

Baroque and Classical Piano Festival finalists announced

Five finalists were selected March 30 at the Kilgore College Baroque and Classical Piano Festival, a piano competition open to elementary to high school-age students from around East Texas.

Contestants performed original piano compositions from the Baroque and Classical eras.

Judges then selected outstanding students to perform in a “Winner’s Recital” and awarded trophies to each of the finalists.

For information on piano studies at KC, contact Jonathan Kaan, KC music instructor, at 903-988-7519 or

Finalists of the festival (in alphabetical order):

  • Isaac Hill (13, Henderson) student of Sylvia Bolding
  • Sunny Kim (9, Longview) student of Lydia Lim
  • Joshua Plunkett (18, Gilmer) student of Sherrye Coles
  • Brian VanHouten (15, Gladewater) student of Sherrye Coles
  • Amelia Wingfield (15, Longview) student of Sherrye Coles

PHOTO ABOVE (left to right): Amelia Wingfield, Joshua Plunkett, Sunny Kim, Isaac Hill and Brian VanHouten.