Three Outstanding Gold-Medalists from the 26th Annual Young Artists Competition to Perform with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in April

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The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra is excited to announce the three gold-medalists of the 26th Annual Young Artists Competition. Nine talented young musicians competed in front of a live audience at Trinity Lutheran Church on January 12, 2020 for the final round of competition hosted by On-Air Host & Producer at All Classical Portland, 89.9 FM., Warren Black. The brilliant young musicians from each category - piano, stings and winds - showcased their talents as they competed for their share of over $15,000 in scholarship funds and the opportunity to perform their solo selection with the VSO at Skyview Concert Hall on April 18 & 19 under the baton of Maestro Salvador Brotons.

To determine the three gold-medalists, finalists were judged by a blue-ribbon panel of professional musicians. The winners of the 26th Annual Young Artists Competition are as follows:

Gold Medal $3,000 Scholarship
Jacob Nenow - (Grade 9) Jesuit HS Portland, Portland, Oregon
Selection: Sergei Prokovfiev "Concerto No. 1, Op. 10"
Current Music Instructor: Dr. Renato Fabbro

Silver Medal $1,500 Scholarship
Sunny Wang – Camas, WA

Bronze Medal $750 Scholarship
Joshua Hahn – Tigard, OR

Gold Medal $3,000 Scholarship
Hanami Froom, violin - (Grade 8) Oregon Virtual Academy, Portland, Oregon
Selection: Niccolo Paganini "Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 6, I. Allegro Maestoso"
Current Music Instructor: Carol Sindell

Silver Medal $1,500 Scholarship
Avery Hsieh, violin - Corvallis, OR

Bronze Medal $750 Scholarship
Ethan Tseng, cello - Portland, OR

Gold Medal $3,000 Scholarship
Ben Price, oboe - (Grade 10) Grant High School, Portland, Oregon
Selection: Eugene Goossens "Oboe Concerto"
Current Music Instructor: Karen Wagner

Silver Medal $1,500 Scholarship
Macy Gong, flute - West Linn, OR

Bronze Medal $750 Scholarship
Joshua Arce, flute - Salem, OR