Youth Concerto Competition Winners Concert and Juneteenth Celebration

2022sun19jun3:00 pmYouth Concerto Competition Winners Concert and Juneteenth Celebration3:00 pm(GMT-04:00)

Event Details

Please join us as we celebrate the winners of our annual Youth Concerto Competition! Free admission and parking, face masks required.

Joseph Bologne, Symphony No. 1 in G major, Op. 11
Georges Hüe, Fantasie for Flute and Orchestra (with Youth Competition winner Catherine Nan)
Camille Saint-Saëns, Violin Concerto No. 3, 1st Movement (with Youth Competition winner Julia Li)
Launy Grøndahl , Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra, 1st Movement (with Youth Competition winner Hyun June Cho)
William Grant Still, Symphony No. 5 (Western Hemisphere)

Catherine Nan is a sophomore at Winston Churchill High School where she plays in their top band. She has been studying flute with Susan Brandt for 4 years. Currently, she is the principal first flute in the MCYO Symphony Orchestra and was the principal for the prior year as well. She was selected to be the principal first flute in the 2022 Maryland All-State Senior Orchestra, and has been in Maryland All-State Band in 2021 and 2020. Catherine also was selected to be in the Montgomery County Honors Band for 2019, 2020, 2021, and the current year. She won an honorable mention in the 2021 AAMS International Competition and was awarded first place in the 2020 YMIC Metropolitan Festival competition. She has performed in masterclasses for Maron Khoury of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and for Chris Jewell of the Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra. 

Julia Li, a rising Sophomore at Dulaney High School began playing violin at the age of five. She is currently studying under Swiatoslaw Kuznik and Amy Beth Horman. Julia has been a member of the Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestra for 6 years and she was the winner of 2017 and 2020 BSYO Concerto Competition. Julia has also won first place in the MSMTA/ASTA Solo Strings Festival, Asian American Music Society Competition and the National Philharmonic 2020 Virtual Solo Bach Competition in the Junior Category. Most recently, Julia was invited to perform with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as a soloist for their Winter Family Concert where she performed Winter by Vivaldi. When she is not practicing or performing, Julia likes to read, travel and eat ramen and ice cream.

Hyun June Cho is a junior at Winston Churchill High School. He has been in the Trombone Studio of Mr. Ken Wolff for 5 years. Since starting trombone when he was the 4th grade, Hyun June has been playing trombone as a member of several orchestra/band/ensembles, including Capital Wind Symphony, the World Youth Wind Symphony (Interlochen, MI), Mid Atlantic Trombone Choir, Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra (Philharmonic Orchestra), Young Artists of America Orchestra, Maryland All-State Orchestra, Montgomery County All County Band, and Winston Churchill High School Advanced Band. He has been participating in the Washington Brass Institute Boot Camp as well as the International Arts Camp at Interlochen, MI, for 4 years. Hyun Junehas been awarded MSMTA Intermediate Theory Award in 2021. In addition, Hyun June has a passion for music, and he has been taking piano lessons for 8 years at Dr. Jeongseon Choi Piano Studio. As a soloist, Hyun June has been awarded in many competitions, such as, 2021 Young Artist Award Competition (2nd place), 2020 YMIC Metropolitan Music Festival (1st place), 2019 YMIC International Competition (1st place) and 2019 AAMS International Competition (1st place). Hyun June was selected as the finalist in the 2021-2022 MTNA National Competition and received the 2 nd place award. He played a trombone concerto with Londontowne Symphony Orchestra in March 2022. Hyun June is a master of Taekwondo, holding a 4th degree (dan) of blackbelt.


sunday, june 19, 2022 @ 3:00 pm(GMT-04:00)


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