Performance Opportunities, Adjudications, and Master Classes for Young Musicians

2024 Concerto Division Winners in Concert

Join us for an evening of great music! Our Concerto Competition winners will perform in concert under the baton of guest conductor, Julia Tai, with Philharmonia Northwest Orchestra.

Saturday, May 11, 2024, 7:30 PM in the Great Hall, Town Hall Seattle

Tickets available at the door


Brandon Yang, piano – Haydn Concerto in D major, Hob. XVIII:11, I.
Jimmy Huang, piano – Chopin Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21, III.
Jesse Krentz, cello – Elgar Concerto in E minor, Op. 85, IV.
Lin Tokura, violin – Mendelssohn Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64, I.
Ryan Chung, piano – Poulenc Concerto in C# minor, FP 146, I.
Chloe Sun, piano – Grieg Concerto in A minor, Op. 16, I.

FESTIVAL MEDALISTS:  Hana Gottesman, violin |  Lin Tokura, violin

2024 Concerto Division Winners

The SYAMFA is very proud of all the students who successfully completed their Festival classes in yet another challenging year. Congratulations, again, to the concerto division finalists who set a high bar with beautiful performances in playoffs. And heartfelt thanks to the wonderful panel of Playoff Adjudicators, Christopher Harding, Stephen Drury, Grigory Kalinovsky, Natasha Brofsky, and Jonathan Keeble, who made the following awards:

Concert Soloists
  • Ryan Chung, piano
  • Jimmy Huang, piano
  • Jesse Krentz, cello
  • Chloe Sun, piano
  • Lin Tokura, violin
  • Brandon Yang, piano
  • Hana Gottesman, violin
  • Lin Tokura, violin
  • Taiyo Oishi, piano

2024 SYAMFA Festival Finalists

Senior Concerto – Piano
  • Ryan Chung
  • Lucas Kan
  • Minjae Kim
  • Taiyo Oishi
  • William Wang, Alternate
Junior Concerto – Piano
  • Jimmy Huang
  • Chloe Sun
  • Brandon Yang
  • Leonardo Zhou
  • Rei Yamazono, Alternate
Senior Concerto – Violin/Viola
  • Melissa Du
  • Hana Gottesman
  • Maximilian James
  • Rachel Jung
  • Jessie Morozov
  • Julia Yi, Alternate
Junior Concerto – Violin/Viola
  • Lin Tokura
  • Rito Imaoka, Alternate
Senior Concerto – Cello/Bass
  • Jesse Krentz
  • Anderson Widjaja
  • Ellie Chung, Alternate
Junior Concerto – Cello/Bass
  • Alex Chen
  • Winston Yu
  • Emil Silberstein, Alternate
Senior Concerto – Flute
  • Manami Chiba
  • Yilin Zhang, Alternate
Junior Concerto – Flute
  • Eileen Moon
  • Max Shen, Alternate

“The Seattle Young Artists Music Festival provides an exceptional opportunity for young musicians to perform. The concerto competition and culminating concerto concert with symphony orchestra demonstrates the high level of artistry our local young musicians have achieved.”

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Dr. Robin McCabe

Director Emeritus, UW School of Music

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