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 Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, call the Palo Alto Philharmonic at (408) 395-2911, or visit our web site at www.paphil.org.