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Congratulations to the 8 winners in our 23rd annual Young Artists Competition!

Winners

Master of Ceremonies, Edmond Stone, of 89.9 All Classical Portland

 

In front of a packed house of family, friends and admirers at Trinity Lutheran Church in Vancouver on January 15th, eight of the area's brightest young musical stars performed at its 23rd Annual Young Artists Competition, vying for scholarship money and an opportunity to perform solo with The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Master of Ceremonies for the event was All Classical Portland Radio's Edmund Stone.

 

In addition to the $1,000 scholarship, the three gold medal finishers will perform their winning selections as guest artists with Maestro Salvador Brotons and The VSO at the April 22 & 23 concerts at Skyview Concert Hall.

 

The winners are:

 

GOLD MEDAL - $1000 Scholarship

Symphony Koss, Violin

Trevor Natiuk, Piano

Ashley Teng, flute

Symphony Koss
violin
10th grade
Vancouver (WA)

Carmen Fantasy, Op.25, Pablo de Sarasate

Trevor Natiuk
piano
11th grade
Battle Ground (WA)
Piano Concerto No.1 in F# minor, Opus 1, First Mov.Rachmaninoff

Ashley Teng
flute
10th grade
Camas (WA)
Flute Concerto 1st mov., Carl Nielsen

CLICK TO ENJOY PART 1 AND PART 2 OF KGW'S COVERAGE OF THESE YOUNG WINNERS

 

ABOUT SYMPHONY KOSS
Symphony Koss, a sophomore in the Pre-Baccalaureate Program at Columbia River High School in Vancouver, WA, studies with Kathryn Gray. She is Co-Principal 2nd Violin with Portland Youth Philharmonic. Symphony has performed solos in Young Artists Debut! Van Buren Concerto Concert and Jewish Community Orchestra concert. Symphony is a two-time MTNA Oregon State Junior Strings winner, Northwest Regional winner, and National 3rd Place winner. She has served as concertmaster for her school orchestra, Washington Junior All-State Orchestra and Interlochen World Youth Symphony Orchestra.

 

ABOUT ASHLEY TENG
Ashley Teng, a sophomore at Camas High School, studies with Dr. Sydney Carlson. In 2014, she won the MTNA Oregon Junior Woodwinds and received alternate at the NW Division. The same year, she was the junior division winner of the GPFS Young Artist Competition. She is currently co-principal flute of Portland Youth Philharmonic. This year, Ashley won the Oregon Sinfonietta Concerto Competition and will be performing Mozart Concerto K.313 in March. She has won the Trula Whelan Concerto Competition, the CCMTA Honors Competition, and the OMTA Chris Tapang Scholarship Competition.

ABOUT TREVOR NATIUK
Trevor Natiuk,16, a Junior at Columbia Adventist Academy (CAA) in Battle Ground, WA, has been playing piano since he was 6 years old. Last year, he took first place in the Clark County WMTA District Competition, and had the opportunity of playing at the State Honors Recital in Walla Walla. He studies with Barbara Roberts and Renato Fabbro.


SILVER MEDAL - $500 Scholarship

Hanami Froom, violin Christopher Yoon, piano Isabelle Zheng, flute

Hanami Froom
violin
5th grade
Portland (OR)

Christopher Yoon
piano
11th grade
Portland (OR)

Isabelle Zheng
flute
11th grade
Portland (OR)


BRONZE MEDAL - $250 Scholarship

Emily Jeeho Park, piano   Sara Seulbee Shinn, flute

Emily Jeeho Park
piano
9th grade
Sammamish (WA)

 

Sara Seulbee Shin
flute
11th grade
Vancouver (WA)

 

 

To qualify, dozens of area musicians under the age of 18 submitted audition recordings to the VSO and were judged by a blue ribbon panel of professional musicians.  

 

The VSO would like to extend a special thank you to Michelle’s Piano Company for generously providing two grand pianos for the competition.

Michelle's Piano Company - Home of Steinway



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