The finalists have been chosen. Now what remains is the always-exciting Vancouver Symphony Orchestra 21st Annual Young Artists Competition at 1 pm on Sunday, February 8th at Trinity Lutheran Church in Vancouver.
Continuing the exciting competition format instituted in 2014, nine of the area's finest young musicians will perform head-to-head in a concert that is free and open to the public with no advance ticketing required. The annual competition features students performing their selections in a concert setting before a live audience.
The top three contestants will then perform with The VSO at Skyview Concert Hall under the baton of internationally-renowned Maestro Salvador Brotons in concerts at Skyview Concert Hall on April 18 & 19. In addition, students will receive a portion of $5,000 in cash in prize money.
Master of Ceremonies for the competition will be Edmund Stone, air personality and host of the nationally syndicated show, The Score on All Classical Radio. The February 8 competition will be judged by a blue ribbon panel of area professional musicians.
Emily Brother, piano; West Linn (OR) High School
Matthieu Galizia, piano; home school
Jeremiah Guo, piano; Camas (WA) High School
Nathan Kim, piano; Newberg (OR) High School
Cammie Lee, violin; Catlin Gable (OR) High School
Richard Lu, cello; Skyview (WA) High School
Yun Teng, violin; Camas (WA) High School
Pieter Top, piano; Wilsonville (OR) High School
Annie Zhang, cello; Westgate (OR) Christian School
To enhance the quality of life in Southwest Washington by providing symphonic music of the highest caliber in live performances, and through music education in the schools, the concert halls, and throughout the
Directions to Skyview Concert Hall: 1300 NW 139th Street. Coming from the south on I-5, take the 134th Street exit. Turn left (west) at the light. Follow this street for 1-2 miles past Fred Meyer - Skyview is on the right. (134th Street curves and turns into 139th Street – stay on this main road as the name changes from 134th to 139th.) (map)
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