Music Students Win the U.S. International Duo Piano Competition

Music Students Anna Kovalevska and Yuting Zhou, first-place winners at the U.S. International Duo Piano Competition.

Mary Pappert School of Music students Yuting Zhou and Anna Kovalevska won first place at the 15th annual United States International Duo Piano Competition, held January 4-6 in Colorado Springs.

The competition features participants from the United States, Russia, Taiwan, Korea, China, India and Canada in 11 different categories. Duo concert pianists submit performance videos that are reviewed by a three-judge panel of renowned music professors in order to qualify for the prestigious competition.

Kovalevska, a native of Kherson, Ukraine, and Zhou, a native of Guangzhou, China, placed first in the professional level at the competition.