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String Groove Contest

Improvising contests for bowed stringed
instrumentalists up to 18 years of age

The most recent String Groove Contest was held at Harper College on Saturday, April 13, 2013for violinists, violists, cellists, and string bass players. Contestants eighteen and under competed with their ability to improvise on their instrument.

Coda BowPrizes included trophies an SX violin CodaBow®, iPad I with String Groove App; a $100 gift certificate from Seman Violins, and a performance in concert with Edgar Gabriel's StringFusion on April 17 at Harper College's Performing Arts Center.

Contest Winners

2013 String Groove Contest sponsored by CodaBow and Seman Violins

2013 String Groove Contest Winners

Khalia Wightman- 1st place - Tiffany Chung - 2nd place, Brandon Kabat - runner up, Edgar Gabriel, Michael Sauer - runner up, Morgan Rukstales - 3rd place, Nathan Du- runner up, Emily Baldwin - 3rd place, Justyna Chmura - runner up, Jennifer Sauer - runner up.

 

2009 String Groove Contest

2008 String Groove Contest Winners

Left to right: Kelly Jozwiak (Runner Up, Macie Stewart, (Third Place), Elliott Englander (Second Place), Amanda Farquhar (First Place), Judges - Rachel Barton Pine and Diane Delin.

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First Place Winner: Amanda Farquhar

This contest was sponsored by Harper College and CodaBow®. It took place at Harper College on April 18, 2009.

Thank you to everyone who participated, the competition was stiff. A special thanks to judges Diane Delin and Rachel Barton Pine, Henrietta Neeley, Harper College, and everyone at Coda Bow.

2008 String Groove Contest

2008 String Groove Contest Winners

Left to right: 1st Place- Eric Chung, 2nd Place Tie- John Becker & Bethany Foltz, 3rd Place - Natsumi Yoshida.

This contest was sponsored by Harper College and CodaBow®. It took place at Harper College on April 19, 2008.

Thank you to everyone who participated, the competition was stiff. A special thanks to judges Diane Delin and Steve Gibons, Henrietta Neeley and Harper College, and everyone at CodaBow.

2007 Contest
2007 Contest Winners

1st Place-Ross Kozmin (center), 2nd Place- Elise Payette (right), 3rd Place- Elliott Englander (left).

The contest took place at Harper College, in Palatine IL, on February 24, 2007.