Congratulations to our co-winners of the 2019-20 Leonard and Joan Ronis Annual Memorial Recital Prize, Diane Jo, violin and Karen Ji, piano.
As co-winners of the prize, Diane and Karen will jointly perform the Ronis Memorial Recital in late October and will be honored at the undergraduate awards ceremony in the spring of 2020.
About the Recital
Leonard Ronis established the Joan Terr Ronis Recital Prize in 1996 as a memorial to his wife, the well-known Cleveland piano soloist, chamber music artist and teacher. The prize and recital are presented after jury exams are held each spring among undergraduate music students. The distinction is earned by demonstrating exceptional musicianship during an audition. Mr. Ronis, a lifelong supporter of CWRU and the arts, was nationally known for his role in public transit. With his passing on July 4, 2012, the family requested that the prize be renamed the Leonard and Joan Terr Ronis Memorial Recital Prize.