YOUNG ARTISTS COMPETITION



YOUNG ARTISTS COMPETITION

The VSO is thrilled to celebrate the incredible musical talent of our community's rising stars. Each year the VSO hosts the Young Artist Competition where 9 finalists chosen from the area's most talented young musicians (18 and under) compete in three categories: piano, strings and winds. Students vie for over $15,000 in scholarship money and the chance to perform with the VSO.



The winners of the 26th Annual Young Artists Competition are as follows:

Piano
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

Strings
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

Brass/Woodwinds
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
The three gold medalists will be performing live with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Salvador Brotons on April 18 & 19, 2020 at Skyview Concert Hall.