Unstoppable Youth

This year’s Madeline Schatz-Harris Concerto Competition took place last September, at a private residence in Kona. The competition featured performers of all age ranges who hailed from all over the state of Hawai‘i, the focus of this year’s competition was on Strings. Read all about it in our post — Young Musicians Dazzle During Our Annual Youth Concerto Competition.

The winners of this year’s competition were cellist Celina Lim, 11, violinist Allyson Kwong, 14, and cellist Joshua Chang, 18. Each winner performed their solo works in concert at Kahilu Theatre on Sunday, January 28, 2018, at 4 pm, as part of the Orchestra’s winter concert Rustic Inspirations

  • Celina Lim – George Golterman’s Cello Concerto No. 4 in G, Op. 65, Mvt. #3
  • Alyson Kwong – Éduoard Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole, Op. 21, Mvt. #1
  • Joshua Chang – Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E minor, Mvt. #1
Celina Lim, Joshua Chang, and Allyson Kwong

 

To honor our founder and Conductor Emeritus, the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra named our Annual Concerto Competition the Madeline Schatz-Harris Youth Concerto Competition.

In just a few short years, the Kamuela Philharmonic’s Annual Youth Concerto Competition has quickly become a popular and beloved part of the performing arts community in the state of Hawai‘i. Taking place on Hawai‘i Island, but often drawing in students from many surrounding islands, our Annual Youth Concerto Competition is a key part of our organization’s mission, as well as the focal point for our most popular concert of the season.

Young players up to the age of 18 from the state of Hawai‘i are eligible to compete each year.

There are three age groups, 12 and under, 13-15, and 16-18. During the competition, each contestant is asked to perform one movement of a concerto from memory, with piano accompaniment, before a panel of judges. The winners from each age group perform their piece in front of a large audience with our full orchestra. During the concert, they are presented with their awards and a cash prizes.

Jeremy Lee

15 yrs old / Honolulu / Piano
Student of Bichuan Li
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11, Mvt. #3 by Frédéric Chopin

Isabella Liu

8 yrs old / Oahu/ Piano
Student of Dr. Thomas Yee
Piano Concerto No. 3 in D major, Op. 50, Mvt. #1 by Dmitry Kabelevsky

Max Arakaki

18 yrs old / Honolulu / Clarinet
Student of Lynne Nakaura
Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K. 622, Mvt. #1 by Wolfgang Mozart

Alexander Canicosa-Miles

12 yrs old / Honolulu / Cello
Student of Lifen Anthony
Concerto No. 3 in B minor, Op. 51, Mvt. #1 of by Georg Goltermann

William Suh

16 yrs old / Maui / Cello
Student of Jonas Carlson
Concerto in B minor, Op. 104, Mvt. #1 by Antonín Dvorák

Erin Nishi

13 yrs old / Honolulu / Violin
Student of Helen Higa
Concerto in C major, Op. 48, Mvt. #1 by Dmitry Kabalevsky

Carter Nakagawa

12 yrs old / Honolulu / Piano
Student of Thomas Yee
Piano Concerto #21 in C major, Mvt. #1 by Wolfgang Mozart

Jeremy Lee

13 yrs old / Honolulu / Piano
Student of Bichuan Li
Piano Concerto #1 in E minor, Mvt. #2 by Frédéric Chopin

Noe Baladad

17 yrs old/ Honolulu / Piano
Student of Thomas Yee
Piano Concerto #2, Mvt. #3 by Sergei Rachmaninoff

Kisa Uradomo

Student of Robin Sharp
Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. #64 by Felix Mendelssohn
Allegro molto appassionato

Elizabeth Sekona

Student of Ursula Vietze
Symphonie Espagnole, Op. #21 by Édouard Lalo
Allegro non troppo

Eugene Son

11 yrs old / Waipahu / Piano
Student of Dr. Thomas Yee
Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. #25 by Felix Mendelssohn

Noe Baladad

15 yrs old / Honolulu / Piano
Student of Dr. Thomas Yee
Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor by Camill Saint-Saëns

Evan Lin

17 yrs old / Honolulu / Piano
Student of Joanna Fan
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major by Sergei Prokofiev

Minseon Kim

10 yrs old / Honolulu / Violin
Student of Sheryl Shohet
Concerto No. 2 in G major by Joseph Haydn

Elizabeth Sekona

15 yrs old / Honolulu / Violin
Student of Dr. Ursula Vietze
Concerto No. 1 in A minor by Jean-Baptiste Accolay

Daniel Lucas

17 yrs old / Honolulu / Cello
Student of Nancy Masaki
Cello Concerto No. 1 in E flat major by Dmitri Shostakovich

Upcoming Event

25th Mar, 2018
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