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Jack Weaver Memorial Competition 

June 3, 2023

Jack Weaver Memorial Competition

For Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass

The 2023 Competition was held on Saturday, June 3, 2023 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Silver Spring. Mark Pfannschmidt chaired the competition assisted by Carol Havelka.

2023 Competition Results


1st Prize – $500 – Jing Fan, violin – Student of Rebecca Henry
2nd Prize – $400 – Jacqi Fan, violin – Student of Rebecca Henry
3rd Prize – $300 – David Wang, violin – Student of Christian Tremblay
4th Prize – $200 – Elizabeth Wnek, violin – Student of Rebecca Henry
5th Prize – $100 – Mehr Kaur, cello – Student of Tanya Anisimova

ASTA MD/DC wishes to thank Mr. Jody Gatwood, violinist, and Ms. Lori Barnet, cellist, for judging this year’s competition.

The Weaver Competition is a competition for violin, viola, and cello students throughout the DC Metro Region in memory of Jack Weaver. String students in grades 9-12 participate by performing two compositions of contrasting style representing at least two different periods of literature. One piece must be composed by a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color) OR woman composer. Students must provide their own pianist.

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This competition is funded by The Violin House of Weaver in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Competition Rules and guidelines


June 3, 2023