Pianist Tom Oren, above photo: Monk Institute, from Tel Aviv has won the Monk competition. Details from the Monk website: “First place winner Tom Oren (24), commanded the audience’s attention with his performance of ‘Just One Of Those Things’ and ‘Just As Though You Were Here.’ Second place winner Isaiah Thompson (21), of West Orange, New Jersey,performed ‘A Prayer/Good Intentions’ and ‘The Other Originals’ (both originals) and third place winner Maxime Sanchez (31), of Toulouse, France performed ‘The Mothers of The Veil’ and ‘Gone With The Wind’.” 
See the WBGO website for a report.