Clarinetist Stanislav Golovin has won the 35th annual Houston Symphony League’s Ima Hogg Competition. Golovin received a $5,000 cash prize and will perform Copland’s Clarinet Concerto as a guest soloist with the Houston Symphony on the July 10 Houston Chronicle Dollar Concert at Jones Hall. Currently pursuing a master’s degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Golovin has also won first prize at the Darius Milhaud, Cleveland Institute, and Tuesday Musical Club Competitions, and at the National Woodwind Competition in his native Uzbekistan. Other Ima Hogg Competition finalists this year included pianist Konstantin Soukhovetski (second place of $2,500 and the Herman Shoss Audience Choice Award of $250), pianist Sun-a Park (third prize, $1,000), and cellist Bronwyn Banerdt (fourth place, $500). The Ima Hogg Young Artist Competition takes place annually and is open to musicians aged 16 to 29. It was established in 1976 in honor of Miss Ima Hogg, a founder of the Houston Symphony and the Houston Symphony League.

Posted July 6, 2010