2020 Virtual Young Artist Competition

Thank you Judges for taking part in this year’s concerto competition.

Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, we’ve made a number of changes to the annual competition in order to make it happen this year.

In a typical year, we have between 12-16 young musicians auditioning for our competition. This year, however as you see, not nearly as full of a complement of students.

This may be due to school lockdowns, private studio closures, lack of access to their private teachers in order to properly prepare – a myriad of possibilities.

Below, you will find the video submissions of this year’s students. I have already emailed you a Judges comment sheet, as well as links to the scores of these pieces.

Also, due to local restrictions from COVID, I have “waived” the requirement of an accompanist. You will see that some have an accompanist and others do not. This should not weigh in your decision of the individuals performance.

We typically make the judges comment sheets available to the students after the competition, so if you could print up a copy for each student, give your comments, and then email back to me (Brian – conductingbassist@hotmail.com) that would be great.

If you have any questions or problems during this process, don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

Thank you again for your time and assistance with this year’s competition.


Contestants and Repertoire:

Trevor Hyun – age 15, Category B
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1, 1st mvt.

Aimee Okagawa – age 15, Category B
Grieg Piano Concerto, 1st mvt.

Brighton Tantisira – age 14, Category B
Mozart Piano Concerto, K 488, 1st mvt.

Crystal Ferreira – age 10, Category A
Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 1, 1st mvt.

Chloe Aeum – age 12, Category A
Stamitz Concerto for Flute, op. 29

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