Palo Alto Philharmonic

serving the Bay Area with quality classical music since 1988

Thomas Shoebotham Music Director
Thomas Shoebotham
Lee Actor Composer-in-Residence
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2017 Concerto Movement Competition

Thanks to all who participated in our highly successful 2017 Concerto Movement Competition, and particularly to our six winners:

Andrew Lee,
violin
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77
(1st mvmt)
Leyla Kabuli,
piano
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
(3rd mvmt)
Roger Xia,
piano
Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16
(1st mvmt)
Nancy Zheng,
piano
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C, Op. 15
(1st mvmt)
Ryan Jia,
piano
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16
(2nd mvmt)
Emma Lee,
piano
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C, K. 467
(3rd mvmt)

Honorable mention: Joey Zhu, piano; Jessica Li, piano; Charis Tang, piano;
Joy Feng, piano; Woojin Nam, cello; and Sarah Chong, cello.

We thank and commend all of our 2017 entrants and finalists for their efforts, and wish all of them the best in their future musical (and other) endeavors.


The Palo Alto Philharmonic is holding a 2017 Concerto Movement Competition, similar to our highly successful CMC Family Concerts in 2015, 2013, 2011, 2009, 2006, and 2003. This competition is open to school-aged music students including both instrumentalists and vocalists.

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.

All winners will appear in concert, accompanied by the Palo Alto Philharmonic Orchestra, at our Family Concert at 3pm on Sunday afternoon, May 21, 2017, at the Cubberley Theatre in Palo Alto.