Young Artists Competition

Young Artists Competition

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We believe in continuing our work by investing in the next generation of musicians. Towards this aim, every year the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus hosts its Young Artists Competition. Founded by Clifford Graves in 1960, the competition is one of the oldest of its kind and open to singers, ages 18-30, and instrumentalists, ages 14 to 26, from San Diego County and Baja California. The competition provides these talented young artists an opportunity to earn prestige, perform as soloists with the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus, serve as role models to their peers, and earn $8000 in cash prizes. Many Young Artists Competition winners go on to join our ensemble and to prestigious professional careers in music.

2019 Young Artists Competition was held January 26 at Conrad Prebys Music Center, UCSD. The competition is free for the public to attend.

 

Young Artists Recital

 

59th Annual Young Artists Winners Recital – was held Sunday, February 24, 2019
Private residence, La Jolla

Winners of January’s Young Artists Competition performed in an intimate concert setting. The Recital was followed by a light reception.

 

Congratulations to our winners:

MOST PROMISING, Vocal
Sponsored by Dan and June Allen
Tzytle Steinman, mezzo-soprano
“What a Movie!” from Trouble in Tahiti by L. Bernstein (1952)
Benjamin Read, piano

THIRD PLACE, Instrumental
Tony Kunewalder Memorial Award 
Jonah Cabral, saxophone
Air & Scherzo by H. Cowell (1963)
Chans Valdez, piano

MOST PROMISING, Instrumental
Glenna Hazleton Memorial Award
Sara Maxman, violin
Polonaise de Concert in D. Major by H. Wieniawski (1852)
Yulia Atoyan, piano

HONORABLE MENTION, Vocal
Sponsored by Stephen L. Marsh
Shahen Ohanian, tenor
“New York Lights” from A View from the Bridge by W. Bolcom (1999)
Suzanne Shick, piano

HONORABLE MENTION, Instrumental
Brigitte Feucht Memorial Award
Skyler MacKinnon, euphonium
First movement, Concerto by M. Ellerby (1997)
Lesi Mei, piano

THIRD PLACE, Vocal
Dr. Alfred Berend Memorial Award
Joshua Read, baritone
“Minskman’s Aria” from Flight by J. Dove (1998)
Benjamin Read, piano

SECOND PLACE, vocal
Sponsored by Anonymous
Laynee Dell Woodward, soprano
“Emily’s Aria” from Our Town by N. Rorem (2006)
Benjamin Read, piano

SECOND PLACE, instrumental
Patricia and Christopher Weil Family Foundation
Susan Lee, violin
Third Movement, Violin Concerto in D Major by P.I. Tchaikovsky (1878)
Yulia Atoyan, piano

FIRST PLACE, Vocal
Sponsored by Marie L. Nelson
Eden Tremayne, soprano
“Riding the Elevator into the Sky” and “US” from Sexton Songs by D. Conte (1998)
Benjamin Read, piano

FIRST PLACE, instrumental
Milton H. Saier Sr. Memorial Award
Pearl de la Motte, viola
First Movement, Viola Concerto in A Minor by B. Bartok (1945)
Yulia Atoyan, piano