2019 Concerto Movement Competition

The Palo Alto Philharmonic is pleased to announce a Concerto Movement Competition for performance of instrumental and vocal works with orchestral accompaniment.  The purpose of the competition is to recognize outstanding talent and provide an invaluable learning experience to music students.  The competition is underwritten by J. W. & H. M. Goodman.

Eight Winners have now been selected, and will perform with the Philharmonic on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 3pm.

Karina Tseng, piano                      Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor (1st mvmt)

Ajay Mallya, violin                        Dvorak: Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53 (1st mvmt)

Solomon Ge, piano                       Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C, Op. 26 (1st mvmt)

Cassandra May, violin                  Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A minor (1st mvmt)

Shannon Ma, violin                      Saint-Saens: Havanaise, Op. 83

Ryan Wang, piano                        Ravel: Piano Concerto in G (1st mvmt)

Spencer Cha, piano                    Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 (3rd mvmt)

Andrew Wang, piano Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 18 (1st mvmt)

Winners will perform their chosen works with the Palo Alto Philharmonic in a concert on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at 3:00 PM in the DeAnza Visual and Performing Arts Center, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA.  Winners must be available for rehearsals on the following dates: 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13 and dress rehearsal on 5/17 (all rehearsals start at 7:30 PM). None of these dates can be altered for any applicant.

Unfortunately, we are only able to fit a limited number of Winners into a single Family Concert. The Palo Alto Philharmonic would like to thank all the Finalists for their excellent Live Auditions, and in particular the following Honorable Mention Finalists:

Edward Jung, violin

Charlotte Wong, piano

Simon Minami, cello

Wilson Chen, cello

The decision of the judges is final, and was based solely on the quality of the musical performance presented.

For additional information or questions about the competition or the orchestra, write us at info@paphil.org, call the Palo Alto Philharmonic at (408) 395-2911, or visit our web site at www.paphil.org.