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PRE-FORMED ENSEMBLES

AYA Trio

AYA Trio (Angela Sin Ying Chan, Andres Sanchez, Ying Li) was formed in 2013 and is currently based in Philadelphia, PA pursuing degrees at the the Curtis Institute of Music.

 

 

 

ANGELA SIN YING CHAN, violin, was born in Hong Kong in 1997. She is currently studying with Shmuel Ashkenasi and Aaron Rosand at the Curtis Institute of Music. Chan has taken part in numerous international and domestic violin competitions. Some highlights among her awards are the First Prize and Concerto Performance Award of the 8th International Louis Spohr Competition for Young Violinists and the third prize of the Andrea Postacchini Competition. In her spare time, Chan enjoys running, cooking, baking, and reading. | Louise Willson Scholarship

Cellist ANDRES SANCHEZ, was accepted to the Curtis Institute of Music in 2013, where he studies with cellists Peter Wiley and Carter Brey (Norfolk Alumnus). In the 2016-17 season, Sanchez served as the associate principle cellist of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra and as principle of the Curtis Opera Orchestra. He has attended the Banff Center Master Class Program where he studied with cellist Andres Díaz, Raphael Walfisch, Denis Brott, and Colin Carr, and he has also participated in Music From Angel Fire where he performed  side by side with artists such as Ida Kavafian, Peter Wiley, Steve Tenenbom, and Ani Kavafian. | Louise Willson Scholarship

Pianist YING LI, entered the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia in 2012, and currently studies with professor Jonathan Biss. Li attends on a full-tuition scholarship, and holds the Harold and Helene Schonberg Fellowship. Born into a Korean family in China, Li grew up in a culture mixed with both Chinese and Korean traditions. In her  spare time, she enjoys cooking Asian cuisines, doing yoga, and traveling. She finds meditations and yoga especially helpful with releasing tensions and stresses in her piano playing and daily life. | Louise Willson Scholarship

Maverick Brass Quintet

The MAVERICK BRASS QUINTET is an award-winning ensemble based in Melbourne, Australia. The group rose to prominence after winning the Athenaeum Prize for outstanding chamber music in 2016. Soon after they went on the be awarded 1st Prize at The University of Melbourne Chamber Music Competition as well as 1st Prize at the Boroondora Eisteddfod. In 2017, the group received the Ellen Battell Stoekel Fellowship to attend the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. They are very much looking forward to returning to Norfolk in 2018, sharing music among friends new and old.

CONNOR JENKINSON is a Melbourne based trumpeter currently undertaking an MM in performance at the University of Melbourne having completed his BM with Honours in 2017. He is currently being taught by Rosie Turner. Inspired by his parents’ love for music, Connor grew up in rural Australia where he joined the Francis and Latrobe Community Orchestra and quickly became enamoured with the trumpet. He is a prominent trumpet player in and around Melbourne, performing in many orchestral projects. Jenkins is a founding member of the award-winning Maverick Brass Quintet, a group of young musicians creating  high-quality chamber music.

Australian trumpet player and member of the Maverick Brass Quintet, HANNAH RUNDELL is currently completing a BM (Honours) at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music studying with Joel Brennan and Rosie Turner. She was awarded the Ormond Exhibition Scholarship and is principal trumpet of the University Symphony Orchestra. Rundell is committed to using her music to serve the community and in 2018 won the IgniteLAB Chamber Challenge with a vision to create an outreach program to encourage and inspire girls to play brass instruments in secondary school. Rundell is also passionate about early music, and is in high-demand as a natural trumpet player.

NATALIA EDWARDS, horn with the Maverick Brass Quintet, first began her instrument at age 13 and is currently in her third year studying with Saul Lewis. In 2016, she received a scholarship to pursue a BM at the University of Melbourne and has since been awarded a number of scholarships and prizes, most recently the Eric and Linda Jullyan Memorial Scholarship. In December of 2016, Edwards was invited to play in Stuart Greenbaum’s 50th Birthday concert and was also selected to travel to Korea, in December 2017, for joint performances with students from the Music College at the University of Ulsan in  South Korea.

Australian trombonist DAVID FARRELL has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Two-time finalist in the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Concerto Competition, he enjoys a varied career performing solo, chamber, and orchestral music. He is a founding member of the award-winning Maverick Brass Quintet, an exciting group of young musicians who combine high-quality brass chamber music with community engagement. After initially pursuing a Bachelor of Science he transferred to music and holds a BM (with Honours) and an MM from the University of Melbourne studying with  Don Immel.

Australian tuba player ALEXANDER JEANTOU grew up in the small town of Drysdale, near Geelong, Victoria.  It was during his school years, that he found his love for music through the guidance of Andrew Dunlop, Stewart Armitage, and Paul Gunning. Jeantou is currently undertaking his third year at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, and has studied with professionals such as Timothy Buzbee, Mike Szabo and Dr. Aaron Tindall. When not playing with the Maverick Brass Quintet, Alex enjoys going to the gym, concerts, and entertaining friends with a traditional Aussie Barbeque. Alex is very excited to be back at the Norfolk Festival playing music amongst friends.

Vera Quartet

Winners of the 2018 Astral Artists National Auditions, the VERA QUARTET has been named the String Quartet-in-Residence at the Curtis Institute of Music for 2018 – 2020. The quartet also received Grand Prizes at recent Plowman and Yellow Springs chamber music competitions, top prizes from the M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition, and the St. Lawrence award from the Wigmore Hall String Quartet Competition. With members from Spain, Cuba, and the USA, the ensemble shares a deep commitment to explore the music of their roots, in juxtaposition with the great masterworks of the string quartet repertoire. Formed in 2015, the quartet has held residency at the Beethovenhaus in Bonn, Aspen Music Festival and the Banff Centre, and has embarked on tours of Spain and Korea. In April 2017, they were selected as Young Artist in Residence at NPR’s Performance Today. The quartet has worked with the Pacifica Quartet as the Graduate Quartet in Residence at the Jacobs School of Music 16/18. They have also been coached by members of the Juilliard, Cleveland, Brentano, Tokyo quartets, as well as Atar Arad, Mauricio Fuks, and Peter Stumpf.  | veraquartet.com

Violinist, PEDRO RODRÍGUEZ hails from A Coruña, Spain. He holds degrees from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich, the ESMUC in Barcelona, and the Jacobs School of Music, studying with Ingolf Turban, Raquel Castro and Mauricio Fuks. Rodríguez has participated in masterclasses around the world with musicians such as Vadim Repin and Koichiro Harada. He has received scholarships from Diputación de A Coruña, Juventudes Musicales and the La Caixa Foundation. He has received awards from the Intercentros, Llanes, and Forum Musikae competitions. As a soloist he has performed with the Orquesta Chamartín and Real Filharmonía among others. | veraquartet.com

Violinist and member of the Vera Quartet, PATRICIA QUINTERO was born in Havana, Cuba and began studying at age eight. She graduated from The Superior Institute of Arts in Havana. In Cuba, she was Concertmaster at the Opera and Ballet Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Havana and played in orchestras conducted by renowned conductors such as Claudio Abbado and Gustavo Dudamel. Patricia holds an MM degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Performance Diploma from the Jacobs School of Music where she studied with Mauricio Fuks, and a Performance Diploma in chamber music with the Pacifica Quartet. | veraquartet.com

Violist and member of the Vera Quartet, INÉS PICADO MOLARES received  a Master of Arts in music performance  in Switzerland and a Performers Diploma and an Artist Diploma from the Jacobs School of Music. She has studied with Atar Arad, Diemut Poppen, Yuval Gotlibovich and Mauricio Fuks. Her awards include most outstanding viola student of the Reina Sofía School of Music, first prize at the III Menorca-Fidah Competition, and the third prize and special prize at the V Intercentros Competition. As a soloist, she has performed with the Galicia Symphony Orchestra, the Menorca Chamber Orchestra and IU Philharmonic Orchestra as a winner of the Schnittke Viola Concerto Competition. | veraquartet.com

JUSTIN GOLDSMITH started studying cello at age nine, and in high school studied with Julia Lichten and David Geber. After receiving a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University with Felix Wang, he then did his master’s at Indiana University with Peter Stumpf and is currently finishing a Performer Diploma in Chamber Music as cellist of the Vera Quartet. The Quartet will move to Philadelphia this fall to become quartet-in-residence at The Curtis Institute. Outside of music, Goldsmith has worked as a barista and someday hopes to own an espresso machine. He dreams of one day entering a latte art competition. | veraquartet.com

Viano String Quartet

The VIANO STRING QUARTET, praised for their “huge range of dynamics, massive sound, and spontaneity” (American Record Guide), was a top prizewinner at the 9th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition & Festa, held in the summer of 2017. Formed in 2015 at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, the Quartet has collaborated in concert with esteemed artists such as Emanuel Ax, Martin Beaver, Robert Chen, and Paul Coletti. The Viano works primarily with Martin Beaver, Clive Greensmith, and Arnold Steinhardt, and have received coachings from artists including David Finckel, Gary Hoffman, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, members of the Emerson String Quartet, and the Calidore String Quartet.

Violinist HAO ZHOU, 20, has received awards in numerous competitions, such as the American String Teachers Association National Solo Competition, the Edith Knox Performance Competition, and the Downey Young Artists Concerto Competition. As a violinist of the Viano Quartet, Zhou was a prize winner in the 9th International Osaka Chamber Music Competition and Festa, held in 2017. He was named “Artist of the Year in Instrumental Music” by the Orange County Register in 2014 and was included in their article These Orange County Kids Have What It Takes to Succeed. Mr. Zhou currently studies with Martin Beaver at the Colburn Conservatory of Music.

Violinist LUCY WANG is a member of the Viano String Quartet, a major prize winning ensemble at the 9th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition & Festa in May 2017. Wang was featured as a soloist with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in past seasons and has been a prize winner in numerous competitions, including the Isabel Overton Bader Canadian Violin Competition, the Shean Competition, and the OSM Manulife Competition. She has collaborated in concert with artists including Emanuel Ax, Robert Chen, Paul Coletti, Peter Lloyd, and Avan Yu. Wang studies with Martin Beaver at the Colburn Conservatory.

Violist AIDEN KANE is an MM student (and BM alumnus) at the Colburn Conservatory of Music where she studies with Mr. Paul Coletti. Prior to attending the Colburn Conservatory, she studied with the National Symphony Orchestra’s principal violist Daniel Foster through the orchestra’s Youth Fellowship Program. Kane is the current violist of the Viano String Quartet, and former violist of the Calla Quartet. With the Calla Quartet, Kane was awarded the silver medal at the 2015 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, and worked with Colburn’s theater director Debbie Devine to produce Colburn’s first Musical Encounters outreach concert.

Cellist TATE ZAWADIUK performs as a soloist and chamber musician. At twelve, he made his debut as a soloist with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Zawadiuk is part of the Viano String Quartet – third prize winners at the Osaka International String Quartet Competition. He has collaborated with world class musicians such as Emanuel Ax, Ida Kavafian, Steven Tenenbom, and Johannes Moser. In 2016, he attended the Academie de Villecroze where he worked with Colin Carr. Currently, he studies with Clive Greensmith at the Colburn Conservatory of Music. | tatezawadiuk.com



 STRINGS

AYA Trio (Angela Sin Ying Chan, Andres Sanchez, Ying Li) was formed in 2013 and is currently based in Philadelphia, PA pursuing degrees at the the Curtis Institute of Music.

 

 

 

A native of Yolo County, CA, EUNGHEE CHO first experienced music at the piano but the overwhelming quantity of notes per page convinced him to explore another vehicle of artistic expression — the cello. Cho is currently studying with Paul Katz at the New England Conservatory of Music. Outside of the practice room, he can be found enjoying pick-up soccer, shadowing medical procedures, collaborating within clinical research, or walking dogs for the MSPCA-Angell animal shelter. Had he never discovered the joys of music, he would likely be pursuing a full-time career either as a professional dog walker or a taste tester for a major candy company. | Aldo And Elizabeth Parisot Scholarship In Memory Of Harris Goldsmith

Violinist JI SOO CHOI appeared with the Toronto Symphony in 2011. She was the 2013 Grand prize winner of the Canadian Music competition in the 19-to-30-year-old category. In 2013, she was featured in the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation blog 30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians Under 30. Choi premiered Jaehyuck Choi’s Nocturne IV in New York, in April 2018. She has been participating in the New Juilliard Ensemble and the Historical Performance Orchestra for the past three years expanding her musical languages. Choi is currently pursuing her MM degree at The Juilliard School studying with  Ida Kavafian and Daniel Phillips.

Violinist AMELIA DIETRICH is currently an MM student at The Juilliard School studying with Ida Kavafian. An avid chamber musician, Dietrich was a founding member of the Calla Quartet (silver medalists of the 2015 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition). She has performed throughout the US and Australia, including The Four Seasons Music Festival, Alice Tully Hall’s Wednesdays at One, New York’s National Sawdust, the Guggenheim, and Melbourne’s Mimir Festival. She has performed alongside artists Robert McDonald, Alessio Bax, Ida Kavafian, Ani Kavafian, Steven Tenenbom, Roger Tapping, and Marc Coppey. Dietrich is a graduate of the Colburn Conservatory of Music where she studied with Robert Lipsett. | Sponsored By Katherine Mooreameliadietrich.com

Violist RACHYL DUFFY (Norfolk ’17) burst onto the classical music scene on both coasts in 2015 when she won both the prestigious Pasadena Showcase House Instrumental Competition and the Hugo Kauder International Competition for Viola. She then went on to join the San Diego Symphony while completing  her MM degree at the Colburn Conservatory with Paul Coletti.  She now lives out her dreams of making a difference teaching at the Brooklyn Music School, and is jumping into the New York chamber music scene. Duffy enjoys social latte drinking, inhaling novels, and casual dabbling in arts and crafts of all sorts.  | Paul And Susan Hawkshaw Scholarship

Violinist ABIGAIL HONG is currently in her third year at the New England Conservatory studying with Soovin Kim. She began her musical journey on the piano at age two (told this by her mother, Hong does not remember and is still unsure of how this was possible) and began the violin at age three. She enjoys all aspects of performing, especially traveling to both big and obscure cities all over the world. Hong also enjoys her illustrious career as an international page-turner for renowned artists including Itamar Golan, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Leon Fleisher, and Thomas Ades.

CLARE MONFREDO is a New York City-based cellist committed to chamber music and collaboration across the arts. She has performed extensively abroad, most recently as a guest with Ensemble Intercontemporain. As a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, Clare was the recipient of the Karl Zeise Memorial Cello Award and worked closely with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax. In 2016-17 she studied in Leipzig, Germany on a Fulbright Scholarship. Monfredo received her MM from Rice University and is a recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Graduate Artist Award. Clare is currently a  doctoral candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center.  | Sponsored By Pat And Kurt Steele

Hailed by the Australian Daily Telegraph as a “viola prodigy,” LISA SUNG is a special prize winner of the 2016 Lionel Tertis Viola International Competition, silver prize winner of the 2017 Manhattan International and 2017 Vivo International Music Competitions, and is a winner of the Australian States Concerto Competition. Festival appearances include Music@ Menlo (International Program), Taos Chamber Music Festival, Perlman Music Program (Chamber Workshop), and IMS Prussia Cove. She has recently graduated from The Juilliard School where she was a proud recipient of the inaugural Kovner Fellowship scholarship under the tutelage of Paul Neubauer.

Winners of the 2018 Astral Artists National Auditions, the VERA QUARTET has been named the String Quartet-in-Residence at the Curtis Institute of Music for 2018 – 2020. The quartet also received Grand Prizes at recent Plowman and Yellow Springs chamber music competitions, top prizes from the M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition, and the St. Lawrence award from the Wigmore Hall String Quartet Competition. With members from Spain, Cuba, and the USA, the ensemble shares a deep commitment to explore the music of their roots, in juxtaposition with the great masterworks of the string quartet repertoire. Formed in 2015, the quartet has held residency at the Beethovenhaus in Bonn, Aspen Music Festival and the Banff Centre, and has embarked on tours of Spain and Korea. In April 2017, they were selected as Young Artist in Residence at NPR’s Performance Today. The quartet has worked with the Pacifica Quartet as the Graduate Quartet in Residence at the Jacobs School of Music 16/18. They have also been coached by members of the Juilliard, Cleveland, Brentano, Tokyo quartets, as well as Atar Arad, Mauricio Fuks, and Peter Stumpf.  | veraquartet.com

The VIANO STRING QUARTET, praised for their “huge range of dynamics, massive sound, and spontaneity” (American Record Guide), was a top prizewinner at the 9th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition & Festa, held in the summer of 2017. Formed in 2015 at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, the Quartet has collaborated in concert with esteemed artists such as Emanuel Ax, Martin Beaver, Robert Chen, and Paul Coletti. The Viano works primarily with Martin Beaver, Clive Greensmith, and Arnold Steinhardt, and have received coachings from artists including David Finckel, Gary Hoffman, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, members of the Emerson String Quartet, and the Calidore String Quartet.

CHERRY CHOI TUNG YEUNG, violin, was born in Hong Kong and studies with Ida Kavafian at The Juilliard School. Yeung has been admitted to the highly selective accelerated program, where she will finish both the bachelor’s and master’s program in four years. Yeung is a laureate of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic String Competition, The Juilliard Violin Competition, New York Philharmonic Global Academy, Alice & Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition, Hong Kong Youth String Competition, and the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts Concerto Competition. Apart from music, she enjoys swimming and exploring New York City.


WOODWINDS

Horn player LUKE BAKER, from Houston, TX, recently received his MM degree from the Yale School of Music under the tutelage of William Purvis. His previous teachers include Greg Hustis, Haley Hoops, Gavin Reed and Holley Linder. He performs regularly with the Allentown Symphony and has served as guest principal with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. While Baker enjoys orchestral performance, he also has a passion for solo performance, and won the university division 2017 International Horn Competition of America and the 2014  Meadows Undergraduate Concerto Competition. When Baker is not playing the horn, he enjoys skiing, rock climbing, and social dancing. | Clement Clarke Moore Scholarship | lukebakerhorn.com

Bassoonist DANA BRINK, a native of Tempe, AZ, is currently studying at the Yale School of Music with Frank Morelli. She earned her BM in bassoon performance at the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with George Sakakeeny and John Hunt. She also has a BA degree in political science from the University of Rochester, from which she graduated magna cum laude. Outside of music, Brink is a total news junkie who enjoys keeping up with current events, as well as hiking and sewing. | Sponsored By James and Nancy Remis

Oboist VICTORIA CHUNG is completing her BM degree at The Juilliard School, studying with Nathan Hughes. As an enthusiastic ensemble player, Chung enriched her orchestral experiences during summer, including at the Pacific Music Festival, National Repertory Orchestra, National Orchestral Institute, NSO Summer Music Institute, and the 28th Annual Young Musicians program of CMS of Lincoln Center. Her ambitious spirit extends beyond the orchestral performances, to active solo performances. Following her debut with the Hankook Symphony Orchestra in Seoul in 2008, Chung won opportunities to perform with the National Orchestral Institute in 2015 and the Livingston Symphony Orchestra in May of 2016.

STEVEN HARMON is currently the most sought after horn player in his apartment complex — frequently receiving thunderous applause against his walls from neighboring units during his practice. Praise from neighbors can often be found. “I can’t get anything done while you’re practicing” says Carol in 2A, captivated by Harmon’s performance. “When will you move out?” questions Bill in 3B, excited about Harmon’s prospects of a promising career. Harmon can often be found obsessing over the most inconsequential details of his playing in practice rooms around the Yale School of Music, and hopes to one day own as many mutes as his professor William Purvis. | stevenharmonhorn. wixsite.com/stevenharmon

Flutist YOUNGHA KIM, born in South Korea, is currently pursuing her MM degree at the Manhattan School of Music where she studies with Linda Chesis. She earned her BM degree from Yonsei University in South Korea under the tutelage of Myung Joo Ahn. During her undergraduate studies she won her university’s concerto competition as well as top prizes in numerous competitions in South Korea and the US. Kim was selected as a Fellow at Bowdoin International Festival in summer 2017. She is thrilled to attend the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival this summer.

ELLIOT LICHTENBERG is entering his second year as a master’s student in oboe at the Yale School of Music, studying with Stephen Taylor. He recently earned his bachelor’s degree from the Eastman School of Music, studying with Richard Killmer. Lichtenberg has performed with the New World Symphony, Battle Creek Symphony, and over recent summers has participated in music festivals such as the National Repertory Orchestra and Round Top Festival Institute. In his free time, Elliot enjoys folding origami, playing with his dog Mozie, arranging music, climbing, and wandering through the forest.

MICHAEL MOY is a clarinetist and MM candidate at the Yale School of Music, where he studies with David Shifrin. He previously studied with Daniel Silver at the University of Colorado at Boulder and attended the Aspen Music Festival and School in the summers of 2014 and 2015. As an undergraduate, he held positions in two regional orchestras in northern Colorado. In 2017, he placed second in the International Clarinet Association Young Artist Competition after being named a finalist in 2016. Outside of music, Moy has an interest in math and enjoys running and hiking.

Aspiring Hungarian clarinetist NOÉMI SALLAI has been the winner of several international clarinet competitions and has played with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra and the Budapest Festival Orchestra conducted by Iván Fischer. She is pursuing her MM at The Juilliard School, studying with Jon Manasse and is a recipient of the Irene Diamond Scholarship. Sallai received BM and BA degrees from Bard College, studying with Laura Flax, David Krakauer and Anthony McGill. She is not only  a passionate interpreter of orchestral, chamber and solo  repertoire but also an enthusiast of klezmer music and drawing.  | Clement Clarke Moore Scholarship | noemisallaiclarinet.com

Canadian bassoonist KRISTY TUCKER is currently studying with Frank Morelli at the Yale School of Music, and holds degrees from McGill University and the University of Manitoba. She is the recipient of many awards, including winning the University of Manitoba concerto competition, and receiving a Manitoba Arts Council Grant, WMC scholarships, and National Youth Orchestra Canada’s Award of Excellence. In addition, she has been a semi-finalist in the Meg Quigley Vivaldi competition, the WMC Mclellan Competition, and finalist in the McGill Concerto Competition. In her spare time, Tucker enjoys watching cooking shows and attempting (and usually failing) to recreate recipes with the limited ingredients found in her cupboard. | Sponsored Sukey Wagner

South Korean flutist, JUNGAH YOON, began playing flute at age 10. In 2006, she was selected as Kumho Prodigy and gave her debut recital in Kumho Arts Hall. She has received numerous awards including the Espoir Prize at the Osaka Twenty-year-old Canadian International Music Competition, the first prize at the Herald Music Competition, and the Sungjung Music Competition.She has performed in masterclasses for distinguished pedagogues such as Julien Beaudiment, Mathieu Dufour, Carol Wincenc and Silvia Careddu. Yoon received her bachelor’s degree from Korea National University of Arts and is currently pursuing her MM at the Yale School of Music studying with Ransom Wilson.


BRASS

Horn player LUKE BAKER, from Houston, TX, recently received his MM degree from the Yale School of Music under the tutelage of William Purvis. His previous teachers include Greg Hustis, Haley Hoops, Gavin Reed and Holley Linder. He performs regularly with the Allentown Symphony and has served as guest principal with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. While Baker enjoys orchestral performance, he also has a passion for solo performance, and won the university division 2017 International Horn Competition of America and the 2014  Meadows Undergraduate Concerto Competition. When Baker is not playing the horn, he enjoys skiing, rock climbing, and social dancing. | Clement Clarke Moore Scholarship | lukebakerhorn.com

STEVEN HARMON is currently the most sought after horn player in his apartment complex — frequently receiving thunderous applause against his walls from neighboring units during his practice. Praise from neighbors can often be found. “I can’t get anything done while you’re practicing” says Carol in 2A, captivated by Harmon’s performance. “When will you move out?” questions Bill in 3B, excited about Harmon’s prospects of a promising career. Harmon can often be found obsessing over the most inconsequential details of his playing in practice rooms around the Yale School of Music, and hopes to one day own as many mutes as his professor William Purvis. | stevenharmonhorn. wixsite.com/stevenharmon

The MAVERICK BRASS QUINTET is an award-winning ensemble based in Melbourne, Australia. The group rose to prominence after winning the Athenaeum Prize for outstanding chamber music in 2016. Soon after they went on the be awarded 1st Prize at The University of Melbourne Chamber Music Competition as well as 1st Prize at the Boroondora Eisteddfod. In 2017, the group received the Ellen Battell Stoekel Fellowship to attend the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. They are very much looking forward to returning to Norfolk in 2018, sharing music among friends new and old.


PIANO

Pianist HILDA HUANG came to international attention after being awarded first prize in the 2014 Leipzig International Bach Competition. Her performances of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and more recently Ludwig van Beethoven have been hailed for plumbing “philosophical depths” (West-Allgemeine Zeitung) and for possessing an “alluring extroversion” (New York Concert Review). Huang studies with Melvin Chen at the Yale School of Music where she now pursues an MM. She graduated magna cum laude from Yale College in 2017, receiving a Bachelor of Science in chemistry with distinction and the Wrexham and Sharp prizes from the department of music. | Sponsored By John Garrels And Anne Garrels

Hailed by Arts Review for his “show stopping virtuoso piano rendering,” Australian pianist DANIEL LE has enjoyed an international career spanning four continents. Currently based in New York City, he is pursuing his MM degree at the Manhattan School of Music as the Ruby Fae Ellenger Overstreet Scholar. Previously, he received his bachelor’s degree from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore, where he was the two-time recipient of the Stephen Baxter Memorial Scholarship. Primary teachers have included André-Michel Schub, Thomas Hecht, Stephen McIntyre, and Rita Reichman. Recently, Le was one of 10 semi-finalists in the prestigious 2017 Naumburg International Piano Award. | 2006 Centenary Committee Scholarship | danieltangle.com


COMPOSITION

KRISTS AUZNIEKS’ Piano was featured in The New York Times as one of the week’s best classical music moments. Performed at The Walt Disney Concert Hall, The Royal Danish Theatre, Beijing National Arts Centre, Shanghai City Theatre, London Southbank Centre, Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw, The National Sawdust (NYC), The Kitchen (NYC), MATA (NYC), and Gaudeamus Muziekweek (Holland), his music has been commissioned by Aspen Music Festival, Latvian Radio Choir, Contemporaneous, and Sinfonietta Riga. A winner of the Latvian Grand Music Award and Aspen’s Jacob Druckman Prize, he is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at the Yale School of Music with David Lang. | John and Astrid Baumgardner Scholarship | auznieks.com

FJÓLA EVANS is a Canadian / Icelandic composer and cellist. Her work explores the visceral physicality of sound while drawing inspiration from patterns of natural phenomena. Commissions and performances have come from musicians such as pianist Vicky Chow, Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Her music has been featured on the MATA Festival, Ung Nordisk Musik, and the American Composers Orchestra’s SONiC Festival. Evans is currently pursuing graduate studies at the Yale School of Music, where she has been a student of Martin Bresnick, David Lang, Hannah Lash, and Christopher Theofanidis. Cumin is her favourite spice. | John and Astrid Baumgardner Scholarship | fjolaevans.com