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The Palo Alto Philharmonic is proud to announce the 24 Finalists of our 2017 Concerto Movement Competition. We again had a very large number of entrants, and the process of choosing these Finalists from among the many excellent recordings that were submitted was not at all easy.
We thank and commend all of our entrants for their efforts, and wish our 24 Finalists (listed below in alphabetical order) the best of luck at the live auditions on February 25, 2017.
|Andrew Choi, violin||Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto #5 in A minor, Op. 37|
|Jiho Choi, cello||Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85|
|Sarah Chong, cello||Lalo: Cello Concerto in D minor |
|Joy Feng, piano||MacDowell: Piano Concerto #1 in A minor, Op. 15 |
|Alan Huang, alto sax||Glazunov: Concerto for Alto Sax and Strings, Op. 109|
|Ryan Jia, piano||Prokofiev: Piano Concerto #2, Op. 16 |
|Edward Jung, violin||Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto #5 in A minor, Op. 37 |
|Leyla Kabuli, piano||Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto #2 in C minor |
|Andromeda Kepecs, violin||Waxman: Carmen Fantasy|
|Kevin Kim, piano||Beethoven: Piano Concerto #3 in C minor, Op. 37 |
|Andrew Lee, violin||Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77 |
|Emma Lee, piano||Mozart: Piano Concerto #21 in C, K. 467 |
|Sean Lee, cello||Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104 |
|Jessica Li, piano||Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 |
|Thomas Lim, cello||Shostakovich: Cello Concerto #1 in Eb, Op. 107 |
|Woojin Nam, cello||Prokofiev: Sinfonia Concertante, Op. 125 |
|Eunseo Oh, violin||Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole, Op. 21 |
|Erik Roise, cello||Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85 |
|Matthew Sakiyama, violin||Ravel: Tzigane|
|Charis Tang, piano||Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto #2 in G minor, Op. 22 |
|Ana Tudor, piano||Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F |
|Roger Xia, piano||Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 |
|Nancy Zheng, piano||Beethoven: Piano Concerto #1 in C, Op. 15 |
|Joey Zhu, piano||Schumann: Piano Concerto A minor, Op. 54 |
The purpose of the competition is to recognize outstanding talent and provide an invaluable learning and performing experience for all applicants. The Competition is underwritten by J. W. & H. M. Goodman.
These Finalists will perform Live Auditions on Saturday, February 25, 2017, between 9:30 and 4:00, at the Palo Alto Art Center. Each Finalist will receive detailed instructions by email.
The live audition performance must consist of the same piece that was submitted on CD with the application. Each finalist must provide his/her own accompanist to play the piano reduction of the orchestra score. Three Xerox copies of the piano score with measures numbered at the beginning of every line are to be supplied to the Judges. The judges will ultimately select as many as seven winners. Winners will be announced by March 13, 2017.
These winners will perform their solos with the Palo Alto Philharmonic at our Family Concert on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 3pm in Cubberley Theater.
Rehearsals for this concert will be at 7:30pm in H1 at the Cubberley Community Center on April 24, May 1, 8, and 15, with the dress rehearsal on Thursday, May 18th, 2017 in Cubberley Theatre.
We would like to thank all of our 2017 CMC applicants for their submissions, and in particular we would like to
recognize the following applicants for the excellent audition recordings they submitted.
We regret that, in our current format, we are only able to hear two dozen Finalists in a live setting.
2017 CMC Honorable Mention
|Jaime An, cello||Yoonsoo Cha, violin|
|Andrew Gao, violin||Ryan Har, cello|
|Vikram Iyer, violin||Angeline Kiang, cello|
|Ian Kim, cello||Kristina Lee, flute|
|Theresa Lee, cello||Vincent Lin, cello|
|Ajay Mallya, violin||Nicholas Padmanabhan, guitar|
|Isaac Park, violin||Francis Peng, cello|
|Jacob Reed, cello||Samuel Sun, violin|
|Vivian Wang, piano||Roger Xia, violin|
|Sharon Yuan, violin||Ethan Yuen, piano|
Best wishes to all of our 2017 CMC applicants in their future musical studies. We hope that those applicants not chosen to be Finalists this year will consider applying again in a future competition.