59th Young Musicians Chamber Music Competition

March 10, 2013


$5,000 IN PRIZES 

On Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 7:00 pm, an audience of more than 150 joined Friends of Chamber Music for a FREE PUBLIC CONCERT, the 59th annual Young Musicians Chamber Music Competition. The concert was held in the Koerner Recital Hall at the Vancouver Academy of Music, 1270 Chestnut Street, Vancouver.

We are thrilled each year by the passion and skill shown by young musicians in playing such wonderful music. These finalist groups were selected from play-down auditions held in February 2013. This free concert is also a great way for people of all ages to come out and hear chamber music from the classical, Romantic and modern periods, whether for the first time or after decades of enjoyment. It was great to see that so many people again decided to do just that!

And for the fourth year in a row, audience members voted on $500 prizes awarded to both a junior (up to age 18) and senior (up to age 26) ensemble. A Friends of Chamber Music board member again made the audience prizes possible by his generosity.

The adjudicator this year, Linda Lee Thomas, pianist and chamber musician, awarded a 1st and 2nd junior prize and a 1st senior prize.

First Prize, Junior Category (the Koerner Prize, in memory of Mr. Fred Koerner)

Brahms – Horn Trio in E flat major, Opus 40 – Andante, Poco piu animato
Aydan Con, piano
Vivian Liu, violin
Ray Han, horn

Second Prize, Junior Category

Brahms – Clarinet Trio in A minor, Opus 114 – Allegro
Brian Kang, clarinet
Claire Lee, piano
Nicole Chung, cello

Audience Prize, Junior Category

Beethoven – Piano Trio in D major, Opus 70 No. 1 “Ghost” – Allegro vivace e con brio
Catherine Wang, piano
Sophia Cho, violin
Olivia Cho, cello

Honourable mention, Junior Category

Schumann – Piano Quintet in E flat major, Opus 44 – Allegro brillante
Kathy Chen, violin
Brendan Ling, violin
Zachary Levin, viola
Albert Soo, cello
Candice Chiu, piano

First Prize and Audience Prize, Senior Category

Grieg – String Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Opus 27 – Un poco andante – Allegro molto ed agitato
Alina Khvarova, violin
Madeline Hocking, violin
Onyou Lee, viola
Nicholas Denton-Protsack, cello

Honourable mention, Senior Category

Glazunov – Saxophone Quartet in B flat, Opus 109 – Canzona variée; Allegro moderato
David Decker, soprano saxophone
Madison Keezor, alto saxophone
Karley Thurston, tenor saxophone
Matt Birmingham, baritone saxophone

Ewald – Brass Quintet in D flat major No. 3, Opus 7 – Andante; Vivo
Nick Hall, trumpet
Logan Bennett, trumpet
Holly Bryan, horn
Julia Broome-Robinson, trombone
Katie Tesarowski, tuba

Join us for the 60th Annual Young Musicians Chamber Music Competition coming up in early 2014!