60th Annual Young Chamber Music Players Competition Final

March 8, 2014


Junior Category:

  1. First Prize and Audience Prize:
    Brahms – Piano Trio, Opus 101 in C Minor
    Allegro energico
    Doreen Yun -Violin
    Trisha Doo – Cello
    Linda Ruan – Piano
  2. Second Prize:
    Mendelssohn – Piano Trio, Opus No.1 in D Minor
    Molto allegro agitato
    Alison Kim – Violin
    Hye Won (Grace) Sohn – Cello
    Clare Hii – Piano

Senior Category:

  1. First Prize and Audience Prize:
    Schubert – String Quartet, No.14 D810 in D Minor, “Death and the Maiden”
    Esther Hwang – Violin
    Simon Gidora – Violin
    Onyou Lee – Viola
    Albert Seo – Cello
  2. Second Prize:
    Grieg – String Quartet, Opus 27 No.1 in G Minor
    Un poco andante – allegro molto ed agitato
    Diana Sarang Kim – Violin
    Alina Khvatova – Violin
    Onyou Lee – Viola
    Trisha Doo – Cello
  3. Third Prize (Tie):
    D. Maslanka – Recitation Book, MVT.V
    Fanfare/Variations on the chorale melody “Durch Adams Fall”
    Soren Hamm – Soprano Saxophone
    Matt Birmingham – Alto Saxophone
    David Hoogkamer – Tenor Saxophone
    David Decker – Baritone SaxophoneANDE.Bozza – “Andante et Scherzo” pour Quatour de Saxophones, 1938
    Andante (moderato in D major)
    Scherzo (assez vif in A major)
    Madison Keezer – Soprano Saxophone
    Karley Thurston – Also Saxophone
    Max Whitney – Tenor Saxophone
    Nicole Phillips – Baritone Saxophone

On Sunday, March 2nd, 2014 at 7 pm we held the 60th Annual Young Musicians Competition. The competition finals were held in the Koerner Hall, Vancouver Academy of Music, 1270 Chestnut Street, Vancouver (Kits Point). It featured groups of young musicians playing chamber music pieces up to 10 minutes long.

Music by composers Ludwig van Beethoven (piano trio), Astor Piazzolla (piano trio), Franz Schubert (string quartet), Johannes Brahms (piano quartet & piano trio), Edvard Grieg (string quartet), Eugene Bozza (saxophone quartet), Felix Mendelssohn (piano trio), and David Maslanka (saxophone quartet) were heard.

Audience members, chose who received the Audience Prize of $500 for a junior group (up to 18) and $500 for a senior group (up to 26). The rest of the prizes were decided by our adjudicator, Joan Blackman, associate concertmaster of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. She decided which groups received $5,000 worth of prizes, provided by the Friends of Chamber Music, who also put on the event.

We hope you had a chance to see young talented musicians play together before possibly starting a career in music and we look forward to the talent next year will bring. Congratulations to all prize winners!