May 24, 2003, at the Pleshakov Music Center in Hudson, NY
LeeLee Core, Tara Shumer Decker and Sabrina Tranchita were co-recipients of the award, presented by the previous year’s winner, Emily Klavun. The Pleshakov Music Center was transformed into an art gallery, with over 50 works of local artists on display.
Sylvia Traey (pictured to the right), internationally acclaimed pianist from Belgium, explored music and painting in her brief and intense introductions to the pieces by Schumann, Chopin, Bartók and Debussy she played. Her inspiring presentation was followed by a delightful reception and dinner buffet, catered by Klara & Roseanne.