65th Annual Young Musicians Competition Winners

March 13, 2019

Sunday evening, March 10, 2019, the Friends of Chamber Music presented the 65th Annual Young
Musicians Competition, a FREE concert at the Koerner Recital Hall, Vancouver Academy of Music.
Lots of people turned up to hear the music, and everybody enjoyed the evening. Congratulations, in particular, to all the groups who participated!

The adjudicator was Sara Laimon, pianist and professor at McGill University, Montreal, where she
currently serves as Director of the McGill Conservatory of Music. Born in Vancouver, Ms. Laimon
studied at the Vancouver Academy of Music, UBC, Yale University, and SUNY Stony Brook. At the
end of the concert she gave constructive comments to every group. Her remarks also gave the
general audience insights into the music.

Ms. Laimon awarded prizes as follows:

Junior Category First Prize (and the Audience Prize)

Robert Schumann – Piano Quintet in E flat major, Opus 44

1st Movement – Allegro brilliante

Kai Chow, violin
Catherine Teng, violin
Davin Mar, viola
David Han, cello
Hannah Zhou, piano

Junior Category Second Prize

Bedřich Smetana – Piano Trio in G minor, Opus 15

1st Movement – Moderato assai

Alice Lee, violin
Megan Cheng, cello
Henry From, piano

Junior Category Third Prize

Joseph Haydn – Piano Trio No. 39 in G major, Hob XV / 25

3rd Movement – Rondo a l’Ongarese: Presto

Mio Nakajo, violin
Tasmin Carlow-Ujiie, cello
Matthieu Foresi, piano

Junior Category Consolation Prize

Carl Maria von Weber – Grand Quintetto in B flat major, Opus 34

1st Movement – Allegro

Sebastian Hyland, violin
Hannah Elworthy, violin
Heather Elworthy, viola
Trevis Wong, cello
Francis Sadler, clarinet

Junior Category Consolation Prize

Ludwig van Beethoven – String Trio No. 1 in C major, Opus 87

4th Movement – Presto

Samantha Ku, violin
Ryan Chang, violin
Toby Mar, viola

Senior Category Co-First Prize

Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Trio No. 3 in B flat major, Opus 11

2nd Movement – Adagio

3rd Movement – Tema con variazioni (“Pria ch’io l’impegno:” Allegretto)

Nina Weber, viola
Jonathan Lopez, clarinet
Marcus Masaites, piano

Senior Category Co-First Prize

Dmitri Shostakovich – String Quartet in A flat major, Opus 118

2nd Movement – Allegretto furioso

Jasmine Mather, violin
Amy-Lynne Toth, violin
Maki Yamagata, viola
Claire Dresselhuis, cello

Senior Category Second Prize

Ernő Dohnányi – Serenade in C major, Opus 10

Julien Haynes, violin
Jaling Kathleen Kersen, viola
Bryan Lin, cello

Senior Category Third Prize (and the Audience Prize)

Johannes Brahms – Clarinet Trio in A minor, Opus 114

1st Movement – Allegro

2nd Movement – Adagio

Susie Jiwon Yoo, cello
Carlos Savall Guardiola, clarinet
Ayunia Indri Saputro, piano

Thank you to:

  • Karen Shuster, member of the Board of Directors, who planned and coordinated the event.
  • Other Friends board members who assisted Karen.
  • Sara Laimon, Faculty of Music, McGill University, Montreal, for acting as adjudicator this year.
  • Malcolm Hayes, board member, who contributed the funds for both Audience Prizes.
  • Peter Lang, member of the Friends board, who will arrange community performances for some of the competing groups.
  • Vancouver Academy of Music for the use of the Koerner Recital Hall.
  • ALL the musicians who participated in the competition, as well as their coaches, teachers, families and friends.
  • And the audience members who chose to spend a Sunday evening with us at this delightful public concert and competition.

Stay tuned for next year’s competition!

More information will be updated on the application page in the fall. Visit here for more information.