2nd Young Artists Concerto Competition 2009
Co-Chairperson: Wendy Wu and Shirley Ming Whui Yang
The 2nd Young Artist Concerto Competition was held on February 28, 2009 at the Jacobs Music Center, Lawrenceville, NJ under the direction of Chairperson, Wendy Wu and Co-Chairperson, Shirley Yang. Three judges, Carmina Gagliardi, Tomoko Harada and Chiu-Tze Lin, heard wonderful performances from a group of 40 outstanding young artists, including 22 pianists, 12 violinists, 5 cellists and 1 clarinetist. The judges were extremely impressed with the high caliper of performances. The judges selected Four Grand Prize Winners (Gold Medalists).One will perform with the orchestra on Saturday, May 2, 2009 at the Monroe High School, and three will perform with the orchestra on Saturday, May 31, 2009 at the Princeton Alliance Church , Plainsboro, NJ.
(All winners are listed in alphabetical order)
Grand Prize Winners (4)
Sunny Chang - Cello - Age 14, Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor, 1st mvt.
Cheryl Peng - Violin - Age 15, Saint Saen Violin Concerto No 3, Op 61 1st mvt.
Andrew Sun - Piano - Age 17, Beethoven Piano Concerto No.5, 1st mvt.
Amy Zhang - Clarinet - Age 16, Weber Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F minor
Silver Medalist (3)
Gabrielle Hsu - Piano - Age 10, Mozart Concerto in G major, No. 17, 1st mvt.
Christine Shieh - Violin - Age 17, Dvorak Romance in F minor, Op. 11
Paul Von Autenried - Piano - Age 15, Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 2 in C minor, 1st Mvt.
Bronze Medalist (7)
Crystal Chiu - Piano - Age 8, Haydn Piano Concerto in D major, 3rd mvt.
Patrick Hopkins - Cello - Age 18, Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor, 1st mvt.
Joshua Kao - Piano - Age 12, Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, 1st mvt.
Doris Lee - Piano - Age 17, Schumann Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
Taylor Lee - Violin - Age 17, Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto Op. 35 in D major, Finale
Kathleen Sun - Violin - Age 16, Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E, Op. 64, 3rd mvt.
Albert Wu - Violin - Age 16, Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E, Op. 64, 1st mvt.
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