1st Young Artists Concerto Competition 2008

Co-Chairperson: Wendy Wu and Shirley Ming Whui Yang

The 1st Young Artist Concerto Competition was held at the Jacobs Music Center, Lawrenceville, NJ under the direction of Co-Chairpersons, Shirley Yang and Tomoko Harada. Three judges, Dr.Hsiao-Hung Hsu, Chiu-Tze Lin and Sylvie Webb, heard performances of 40 outstanding young artists competing in the first Concerto Competition of the Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra today, The judges selected three Grand Prize Prize Winners (Gold Medalists) who will be performing with the orchestra on Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 7:00 pm (All winners are listed in alphabetical order) 

Grand Prize Winners (3)
Ting Li Chiu - Violin - Age 14, Saint-Saens Violin Concerto No. 3, 3rd mvt.
Emma Schmiedecke - Cello - Age 17, Elgar Cello Concerto, 4th mvt.
Justin Yeh - Piano - Age 17, Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.1, 1st mvt.

Silver Medalist (2)
Michelle Ma - Piano - Age 13, Grieg A minor Piano Concerto, 1st mvt.
Katelyn Tran - Piano - Age 13, Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1, 1st mvt.

Bronze Medalist (8)
Laurence Ge - Piano - Age 13, Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No. 2, 1st mvt.
Christine Kim - Piano - Age 13, Mozart Piano Concerto K.17 in G Major, 1st mvt.
Penny Luan - Piano - Age 11, Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3, 1st mvt.
Shoni Oey - Violin - Age 16, Khachaturian Violin Concerto, 1st mvt.
Cynthia Chien-Hsuan Peng - Piano - Age 12, Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No. 2, 1st mvt.
Sarah Wang - Piano - Age 15, Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.2, 3rd mvt.
Albert Wu - Violin - Age 15, Mozart Violin Concerto No.5, 1st mvt.
Amy Zhang - Clarinet - Age 15, Weber Clarinet Concerto


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