Welcome to the Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra!
A Concerto Extravaganza
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Featuring the winners of the 2016 young artists Concerto competition
Kit Ying Cheng, age 16, is from West Windsor, New Jersey. She has been studying the violin under her father’s tutelage since she was three years old. Kit Ying emigrated from Hong Kong to the US in 2010. While in Hong Kong, she received associate and licentiate diplomas from Trinity College in London, as well as certificates from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. Kit-Ying is currently a student in the Juilliard Pre-College Division. She was a semi-finalist in the prestigious Cooper International Competition for Violin in 2015, and has won first place in the Binghamton Youth Symphony Concerto Competition, 92nd Street Y Concerto Competition, Bravura Young Artists Concerto Competition, and the Juilliard Pre-College Violin Concerto Competition. Kit-Ying will perform the first movement of the Vieuxtemps Violin Concerto No. 5.
Jessica Hong, 17, has been playing the cello since the age of seven. She is a senior at Holmdel High School and is in the Juilliard Pre-College Division. Having won the Summit Symphony Orchestra and Livingston Symphony Orchestras’ Young Artists Concerto Competitions, Jessica has been featured as a soloist with both orchestras. Jessica was recently recognized as a winner by the National Young Arts Association. She has performed in many venues including Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, and Juilliard’s Paul Hall, Morse Hall, Wilson Theater, and Peter Jay Sharp Theater. Jessica participated in the Seventh International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians in Montreux/Vevey, Switzerland. In her free time, Jessica is involved in organizing an annual benefit concert with other students, where all proceeds go to local food banks and relief programs for natural disasters. Previous beneficiaries have been the Bayshore Lunch Program and relief programs for the Haitian earthquake, Hurricane Katrina, and Hurricane Sandy. Jessica will perform the first movement of the Dvorak Cello Concerto.
Eight-year-old violinist Fiona Khuong-Huu was born in New York. She started learning the violin when she was three years old, and has been studying under Professor Li Lin in the Juilliard Pre-College Division for the last two years. She has won many awards since age six, and has participated in masterclasses in Switzerland, Japan, Italy, and across the United States. Most recently, Fiona performed at the UNESCO World Heritage “Teatro Olimpico” in Italy. Fiona enjoys playing chamber music and making new friends. She will perform the first movement of the Symphonie Espagnole by Lalo.
Eleven-year old pianist Max Wang is a sixth grader at the West Windsor Plainsboro Thomas Grover Middle School. Max has won top prizes in the New Jersey Music Teachers Association Young Musicians Competition, Steinway Society Scholarship Competition, and West Chester Piano Competition. He has performed numerous times in Weill Recital of Carnegie Hall, and also at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Auditorium as a result of winning competitions of the National League of Performing Arts and Cecilian Music Club. Max also has played in a fundraising event for the Philadelphia Children’s Hospital. Max plays oboe as well in his school band and the Bravura Youth Orchestra. Max enjoys outdoor activities, making short animated movies, and playing Minecraft games with friends. Max will perform the first movement of the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major.
Princeton Alliance Church
20 Schalks Crossing Road
Plainsboro, NJ 08536